"In a world where the amount of navel-gazing folkies is at an all-time high, Abbott stands apart with a vision that's equally soulful and dynamic." - The Austin Chronicle, Jim Caligiuri  

 A Houston native, Susanne Abbott took up residency in Austin in 1999 immediately capturing the attention of audiences, critics and musicians through her knock out live performances in the music and professional theatre scene. Her tight grip of rock, pop, blues and gospel performance have ignited critics and fans alike to praise her live shows and powerhouse vocals, while music giants such as the late legendary Texas blues artist Doyle Bramhall have recruited her vocals for recording.

Her new single “Cry” was released February 16, 2024 in conjunction with Valentine’s week, as the song itself is a valentine to all, and perhaps most importantly, to one’s self.  Inspired by the notion that love is possible through intention, the hypnotic “Cry” is soul pop that takes the listener on a ride by its simple bump, catchy hook, vocal stacks and dreamy sonic landscape.  With crescendoing effect, the bridge's thundering organ coupled with the line "I think we’re gonna make it”, "Cry" is catapulted into call and response celebration.  

With her last full-length release entitled NO HISTORY OF PREVENTION, Abbott assembled a highly evocative, remarkably literate collection of original compositions building textured aural and songwriting landscapes spanning pop, rock and folk - echoing many of Abbott’s musical influences – Terry Allen, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder and even Stephen Sondheim.  Written by Abbott, the record was a defining moment in the development and evolution of one of Texas’ most dynamic artists.  Each song bursting with color and imagery, the record is a staggering portrait of souls lost and found. Capturing the energy and raw power of her live shows, NO HISTORY OF PREVENTION is an exquisite showcase of remarkable song craft delivered with an impeccable phrasing and vocal power that fans of Abbott have come to know and expect.

Abbott has also enjoyed over twenty years in Austin as an award-winning regional theatre actor, garnering audience and critical acclaim for her work at ZACH Theatre – most notably for her breakout featured performances in the productions, Hedwig and the Angry Inch alongside Broadway’s Andrew Rannells; and Speeding Motorcycle, a rock-opera based on the life and music of Daniel Johnston, where she was featured with members of Johnston’s original band. Other notable theatre projects include Darden Smith’s song-cycle piece, Marathon.

Other notable acting and singing credits include television work - Friday Night Lights series (2011); The Biscuit Brothers (PBS); voiceovers for radio and video games (Nintendo Wii, Grease, 2010).