All Skill Levels. Susie Glaze introduces and performs the Ritchie Family song of Old Christmas sung by the family for generations, "Brightest and Best."
Award-winning recording artist, journalist and critically-acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Susie Glaze has been called by Bluegrass Unlimited "...an important voice on the California Bluegrass scene" and by Roz Larman of KPFK’s Folkscene “…one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.” A native Tennessean, Susie appeared on Broadway in Roger Miller's "Big River” and in California her work with Folk, Bluegrass and Americana production includes performing, recording, education, advocacy and journalism. "A flat-out superb vocalist... Glaze delivers warm, amber-toned vocals that explore the psychic depth of a lyric with deft acuity and technical perfection." LA Weekly. Susie co-produced the tribute show “Singing the Moon Up: The Voice of Jean Ritchie” in 2005 featuring Ritchie sons Jon and Peter Pickow, and in 2015 Susie was honored to be included on the Compass Records tribute album "Dear Jean - Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie" alongside such artists as Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Tim O'Brien, John McCutcheon, Robin and Linda Williams and many more. "...with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And so will I.” Jean Ritchie