No History of Prevention
Written and Produced by Susanne Abbott Additional Production by Craig Brock Engineered and Mixed by Craig Brock and Susanne Abbott Mastered by Mark Hallman at The Congress House Studio, Austin, TX Featuring: S. Abbott: vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion Andrew Davis: cello Nathan DeLacretaz: pedal steel, electric guitar David Hamburger: National slide guitar, baritone electric guitar, electric and acoustic guitars Lannie Hilboldt: bass George Quiroga: electric guitar Allen Robertson: piano, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, electric guitar Arnie Yanez: drums, cajón, percussion NO HISTORY OF PREVENTION is the stunning new release from Austin singer-songwriter Susanne Abbott. Synthesizing elements of contemporary folk, pop, and Americana, this original, full length debut is an exquisite showcase of remarkable song craft delivered with an impeccable phrasing and vocal power that fans of Susanne Abbott have come to know and expect. From the hypnotic opener, 'On My Head', to the gorgeously plaintive "Jacqueline", to the ambient, lingering beauty of 'Johnson City', to the infectious pop choruses of "Spring", this record bursts with color and imagery and is a staggering portrait of souls lost and found. Austin Chronicle - June 12, 2009: 'Susanne Abbott's No History of Prevention follows the lush, languorous direction of Sarah MacLachlan and Tori Amos by purveying a mannered neo-folkiness. 'Jacqueline,' 'Johnson City,' and the commanding 'On My Head' also demonstrate a dramatic flair that suggests Abbott is a powerhouse performer live.' - Margaret Moser.