Make no bones about it: Austin's Susanne Abbott is an intense, highly evocative singer-songwriter, particularly in terms of her singing, which borders on operatic at times, though generally stays closer to soul and roots. As a songwriter, she creates very textured, serious songs that span the traditions of blues, folk, roots and pop. But regardless of style, she sings from her soul, way deep down, with no frills, and just honest emotions. It's hypnotic. -  Aaron Carnes, San