Born in Massachusetts and raised in Western Canada, Suzie Ungerleider began performing under the name Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, winning instant praise for her debut album Johnstown in 1999, which she remastered and reissued last year to mark its 20th anniversary. Suzie had been quietly working as a clerk at a Vancouver library when in 1996 she self-released a cassette tape of seven songs recorded for just $200, and found herself besieged by music industry executives and agents after performing a tiny set at a local club.
She just announced the deluxe edition of her stunning critically acclaimed album Sleepy Little Sailor on MVKA. Released on September 4th 2020, the album will be available on CD, Digital and, for the first time, on vinyl. The original 11 songs are accompanied by acoustic recordings of 5 of the songs from the album including the title track,
“Everything was done very delicately,” she explains. “I was singing softly in a way I had never really sun before. I was searching for something dreamy and introverted. I remember that there was this feeling that the whole process was fragile. We had to capture the performance. The emotions had to be palpable. It had to give you a feeling of transcendence.”