Susan Cowsill is one of the great harmonizers in the music business. Just ask Hootie and the Blowfish or Jackson Browne or her old bandmates in the Continental Drifters. The proof is on their recordings.
Harmonizing is a skill Cowsill learned as a tomboy back in the 1960s, when she was trying to win a place in her brothers' band. She got in. And The Cowsills went on to great success on the national charts and on television.
As Susan tells Music Inside Out, her harmonies are so good because, "I'm like a dog on a duck." Since the 1960's, Cowsill has expanded her skill set to include songwriting also. In recent years, she's recorded two well-received solo albums and led her own band with husband Russ Broussard.
It's always a family affair with her, because — to Cowsill's ears — family harmonies are unlike any other. That duck better watch out.
A THANKSGIVING PLAYLIST:
Some tracks (*) were recorded in our studio for this edition of Music Inside Out, though we are providing links (when available) to previously-released recordings.
What Is Happy *
Twinkle Twinkle (Little Star) *
The Rain Song *