ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome back to Alamosa Susan Gibson, a true troubadour and voice of the “Wide Open Spaces” and the hearts and lives that inhabit them, for a concert Sunday, December 10th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are available at the Green Spot in Alamosa or online at www.societyhall.org.
Best known for writing the CMA Song of the Year and smash hit for the Dixie Chicks “Wide Open Spaces”, Susan has released more than a half dozen CDs and traveled hundreds of thousands of miles taking her music to her many fans throughout the country. Her latest CD “Remember Who You Are” was recorded at Howlin’ Dog Recording, just outside of Alamosa, by Don Richmond, who will no doubt be doing some picking along at some point for the Society Hall show. Says Richmond, “Susan’s shows are just a total treat – she’s a great songwriter, but much more than that, she’s a great performer, who totally draws you in to her great big, wide open heart. It makes me feel good just to think about it.”
Susan has played Alamosa several times – in local house concerts, as a featured performer at Adams State, and previously at Society Hall, both solo and with the Red River Songwriters traveling show. She’s very much looking forward to reconnecting with her many fans in the area.
Here are a few things that some folks around the country have said about Susan’s music - “Susan has spent more than a decade crafting great songs that share (and usually exceed) the qualities that made “Wide Open Spaces” such a hit - authenticity, wit, and themes to which just about anyone with a heartbeat can relate.” - No Depression magazine. “There’s the one single element that’s remained true and consistent throughout: her easy-going believability that cuts straight through pretentiousness or fraudulent emotions. It cuts to the core of the human experience. At times it’s bold and brave. At others, she’s incredibly honest with a glimpse of those insecurities, intimate details, and exposed feelings that we all encounter from time to time.” - New Slang Lubbock. “Gibson, as she did with her smash “Wide Open Spaces,” strikes strong emotional chords without getting sappy, and celebrates life and love without resorting to platitudes.” - Jim Beal, Jr. - San Antonio Express News.
The board of Society Hall, 501c-3 non-profit corporation invites everyone for a night of the music of Susan Gibson, with a little help from Don Richmond. As always, wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be available. Society Hall – where community celebrates!