The genre-bending Indie band, Susto, will be playing a set along with Nashville, Tennessee’s Molly Parden this Saturday, March 7th at Gasa Gasa. This marks Susto’s second visit to the Big Easy since they opened for Mt. Joy at Tipitinas in October.
Susto is currently entering the last two months of the Ever Since I Lost My Mind Tour in promotion of their 2019 studio album of the same title. Although the band is known to experiment with different musical styles, Ever Since I Lost My Mind is possibly their most musically ambitious so far.
Susto made an immediate impression in the Folk-Rock community when they released their self-titled debut album in 2014. However, don’t let the group’s folk-inspired acoustic tracks fool you. Frontman, Justin Osbourne’s fearless approach towards songwriting, leaves room for a wide variety of instrumentation in his songs which include distortion fuelled guitar hooks, psychedelic synthesizer effects, and tender piano compositions.
The band is the brainchild of Justin Osbourne (lead vocals, guitarist, and main songwriter) who hails from Charleston, South Carolina. Osbourne showed a clear interest in music, playing in several bands throughout high school and into college. Despite his clear talent as an artist, Osbourne nearly ended his musical career early.
According to the group’s biography, Osbourne grew discouraged from the stresses that so many DIY artists often face. He moved to Cuba to study anthropology with the intention of ending his pursuit of music indefinitely. However, some of the local musicians he befriended encouraged him to move back to the United States. Those interested in seeing a show that is bound to be packed full of musical diversity should attend.
Time, Place, and Tickets
The doors will open at 9 PM with the show beginning at 10 PM. Gasa Gasa is located at 4920 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA. To purchase tickets, visit Gasa Gasa’s website or click this link.
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