Susan Werner's Hayseed Project
Singer-songwriter Susan Werner grew to love music on her parents' farm in Iowa, but her new Hayseed Project is helping build awareness of farms around the nation. We're happy to be bringing Werner's farm-positive "think global, eat local" message to Durham on Friday, Nov. 22
The success of Werner's latest release, Hayseed, has allowed her to give back to family farms and farmers in the Midwest. She donated more than 182 percent of her original goal for the project to Midwestern farm charities in Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin.
Werner's witty songs about farm life range from the serious to the sophomoric, including "Bumper Crop," "City Kids" and "Herbicides." Werner's Durham show will be heavy on the farm-based music, but this talented live performer is capable of offering any songs from her two decades of music in genres ranging from folk to jazz to pop.
It should make for a fun, interesting evening with one of folk music's most respected contemporary songwriters.