Susan Werner

Susan Werner

8 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 | Polsky Theatre

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6:45 p.m. Friends of Carlsen Center private hospitality


Folk, jazz and pop delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm.


As audiences can testify, Susan Werner has been knocking it out of the park – or concert hall – for more than 20 years. As a charismatic performer, she’s known for challenging herself to conquer new styles every few years.

Werner’s creative restlessness has become her defining characteristic, as evidenced by her wide variety of styles and releases: her 1995 folk/rock debut, “Last of the Good Straight Girls”; her 2004 collection of Tin Pan Alley-styled originals, “I Can’t Be New”; her 2007 agnostic gospel hymnal “The Gospel Truth”; her 2013 tribute to her Iowa farm roots, “Hayseed”; and her 2018 Cuban-flavored collection, “An American in Havana.”

She has performed on NPR’s World Café, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and in Nebraska Educational Television’s 2016 broadcast “The Land Will Outlive Us All,” a one-hour special on Werner, agriculture and her 2015 concert tour across the state. Werner’s songs have been recorded by Tom Jones and Michael Feinstein, as well as Broadway stars Betty Beckley, Christine Ebersole and countless more.