Floating on the Surface
This release from singer/songwriter Del Suggs features several of his best-known songs: 'Magic Chair, Boundless, Broken Places,' and many more. It also includes the first recording of the Del Suggs-Pierce Pettis song 'Billy,' based on Herman Melville's 'Billy Budd.' The acoustic version of 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' gives a fresh new life to this rock classic. Dirty Linen magazine 'Due to it's fresh lyrics, professional musicianship and sheer exuberance, it rises to the surface of the mass of recordings released every year.' Late For The Sky Magazine (Italy) 'A delicious album, full of great energy and excellent artistry, and well worth the trouble it takes to get it in Italy.' Acoustic Woods Radio Show Finalist for 'Album of the Year' on the Acoustic Woods syndicated radio show's Listener's Awards. Del Suggs is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from the beaches of North Florida. If you've ever heard Del perform live, it was likely on a college campus. For over 20 years, Del has been one of the top performers at colleges and universities across the USA. In 2001, he was inducted into the National Campus Entertainment Hall of Fame by Campus Activities magazine and the nation's campuses. Del performs nearly 100 times each year, and sings his original songs for over 100,000 people annually. His accolades are too numerous to list. Del was named The Very Best Of 2002/2003 in the Music Category by Campus Activities magazine. He was named 'Best Solo Artist for 2002' by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. Del was named as a Finalist for the 2008 Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities awards for 'Best Solo Act.' Del has released five solo albums: 'Living Deliberately,' 'LIVE,' 'Floating On The Surface,' 'Wooden Boat," and 'Saltwater Music'. He has also been a featured artist on seven compilation albums, including: "Tallahassee Selects," "Music From The Rascal Yard," "The Prime Meridian", "The Cascades Collection", and "A Cascades Christmas". He released two additional albums with former bands. Del is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy Awards people). His music receives airplay on Community and Public Radio stations from Massachusetts to California to the Virgin Islands. Del is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter, with over fifty published songs. He just received his eigth-consecutive ASCAPlus Award, a monetary award given to ASCAP writers "whose works have a prestige value for which they would not otherwise be compensated,' according to ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman. Del is a contributing author to the new book 'Tour: Smart' by Martin Atkins (Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, et al). Other authors include Henry Rollins, Zim Zum (from Marilyn Manson), and lots more rock royalty.