About Suzi Ragsdale
Nashville native, Suzi Ragsdale virtually cut her teeth in the recording studio. Her dad a singer/songwriter as well, she grew up surrounded by music. At age 5, she sang with the kiddie chorus on her father Ray Stevens' Grammy Award winning smash, "Everything Is Beautiful". At 10, she began recording children's albums and writing her own songsâ€¦ by 13, she was singing other writers' demosâ€¦ & by 17 singing in local clubs.
In 1990, Suzi began collaborating with Verlon Thompson and the two produced 4 albums for their own VNS Records. They also joined Guy Clark's band and played and sang on Guy's albums such as Boats to Build (1992), Dublin Blues (1995) and Keepers (1997). Suzi can also be heard singing and/or playing on six of Darrell Scott's seven albums from 1996 to the present. Darrell produced Suzi's 1998 album Future Past, and both he and Verlon accompanied her on it.
Since 1990, Suzi Ragsdale's vocal work has appeared on discs by Suzy Bogguss, Pam Tillis, David Ball, Hank Williams Jr., Joy Lynn White, Tom Paxton, Ian Tyson, Jo-El Sonnier and many others. During this same time period, her songs were recorded by stars such as Anne Murray, Billy Dean, Pam Tillis, Mila Mason, Suzy Bogguss, Lari White, Lisa Brokop and the rock twins Nelson. From 1991 to present, she's collaborated in studio & on stage with Darrell Scott.
In 2008, Suzi launched Stark Raven Records and in March of '09, released her first project, Best Regards. She is currently working on her second project.
"Best Regards is just the right mix of wisdom, whimsy and white wine. My advice is to listen in your kitchen. There's a lot of hers in the music."
-- Rodney Crowell
"Backed by sophisticated arrangements and innovative sonic textures, she performs a collection of strikingly original tunes. An absolutely stunning achievement."
-- Robert K. Oermann
Music Row magazine