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December 1st, 2010


(For Immediate Release) — Austin based singer/songwriter Suzanna Choffel will be touring throughout the Northeast United States during December as support for Carbon Leaf.  With stops in major markets like New York City, Philadelphia and Richmond, Choffel will bring her sultry pop sensibility to old and new fans alike who may have unknowingly heard her voice in this fall’s indie movie smash Catfish, singing a cover of Jimmy Driftwood’s  “Tennessee Stud” through the ultimate act of kismet.  Now the masses will finally be able to put a face to the name.

Catfish follows a relationship developed in the digital age that goes awry, played out deceptively over social media by a young man and woman. When the man asks the woman, admittedly an avid equestrian, to send him a song she’s sung about a horse, she offers an audio rip of Choffel’s “Tennessee Stud.” “It’s funny, because I barely remember filming the original version of ‘Tennessee Stud’,” explains Choffel from her home in Austin.  “I know it was a Valentine’s Day show in 2009, and I had kind of screwed up the words, so after two days up on YouTube, and something like 50 hits, I asked my manager to take it down and delete the file.  How crazy is it that in such a short time span, fate would step in, and it’s a central piece of this story?”

Additionally, Choffel will be featured in a 48 minute concert performance as part of the new series, ME Live! From Austin. The program will air on Sunday, December 5th at midnight. The program will be available in 130 markets with a reach of 35 million households on the America One television network.

Born and bred in Austin, TX, a city with music at the central core of its being, Suzanna has risen organically through the hallowed ranks of famed Austin musicians, her peers voting her the “Indie Artist of the Year” in 2009. In addition to winning and being named finalist in a melange of respected songwriting and performance competitions, Choffel has the ear and precious time of illustrious musical personnel, both in her backing band and featured in her sophomore release, due to be in stores in early 2011.

Steady Eye Shaky Bow, an album two years in the making, is currently being cooked to perfection by producer Danny Reisch (White Denim, Bright Light Social Hour).  The infectious first track, “Archer”, has journalists nationwide comparing Choffel to the likes of Feist, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Neko Case and Erykah Badu for her idiosyncratic smoky, sultry sound with an indie pop sensibility.  Choffel is joined on the record by a host of very special guest musicians, such as David Garza, Michael Kingcaid of What Made Milwaukee Famous, Jason Chronis of Voxtrot and New Orleans’ legendary Big Sam’s Funky Nation.

Tour dates are as follows:

12/04 – Annapolis – Rams Head (Two Shows)
12/05 – Annapolis – Rams Head 
12/06 – Annapolis – Rams Head
12/07 – NYC – Le Poisson Rouge
12/08 – Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
12/09 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall 
12/10 – Rochester, NY – Water Street 
12/11 – White River Junction, VT – Tupelo Music Hall 
12/12 – Scarsbrough, ME – The Landing at Pine Point
12/14 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse 
12/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel
12/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel
12/17 – Philadelphia – Tin Angel
12/18 – Richmond, VA – The National

For more information, please contact:

Arbell Camron
Primary Wave Music
(212) 584-8079