PressReviews for Restless:
“With a successful debut release already under her belt, Fitzgerald is pressing her signature brand of Americana forward with her sophomore effort, Restless. Possessed of the artist's smooth vocal delivery and warm musicianship, the record finds Fitzgerald blazing a bright path. With rich musical arrangements and the artist's warm vocals, this sophomore effort takes Fitzgerald one more step along her journey in the world of music and listeners will find plenty to celebrate here.”
“Susie Fitzgerald's 2015 sophomore release, Restless, sees her continuing her brand of Americana/country tunes with rock and pop elements, while also injecting some jazz into the mix. Her songwriting and the team of musicians who back her are more than up for the task of juggling these genres and bringing out the best elements of them into the music.”
“She may sound gentle as a dove, but she's also quite smart… songs written by someone with full command of the English language and a vast repertoire of musical styles at her disposal... The result here is a quality album from a quality performer.”
“You know you are special and the words, lyrics and composition of the songs you create are worth hearing and are reaching people who really understand, buy and appreciate music... Keep those songs coming and Best Wishes on your career success.”
—Lois Johnson, KAOS, Olympia, WA
“I loved the album first time I listened to it... I'll certainly be playing more tracks from it over the coming shows...this is one of those albums that is too good just to play one song from.”
—John Godfrey, The Troubadour Show, The Penguin Rocks, UK/US
“The only problem with Susie Fitzgerald's impressive debut album Plenty was that it was not nearly enough. Now the Denver singer-songwriter is back with Restless, an assured, contemplative collection that cements her place as an American treasure. Think of Roseanne Cash, Suzanne Vega and Beth Orton — Susie Fitzgerald both reminds us of these artists and yet has her own distinct sound, style, and stories to tell.
Her smooth, soulful alto voice, guitar, and minimal percussion are enough to propel these original songs along. Fitzgerald has a commanding sense of country and folk, but Restless also takes her into blues and rock. It makes for a magnetic, pleasing combination. "Rattlesnake" romps along while "The Hardest March" is a moody reflection on love gone wrong. The irony filled "I Am a Muse (Tell No One) captures heartache and layers of human drama.
All in all, it's a seductive, captivating performance. If you don't have Susie Fitzgerald on your playlist, you're missing one of the best.”
—Jon Talton, Author of the David Mapstone Mysteries, the Cincinnati Casebooks and the thriller Deadline Man