Suzanna Choffel and The Umbrella Man are the musical guests. Community guest and 'audience of one' is KPFT 90.1 FM?s host Rhonda Garner. She?s been highlighting local and regional talent on her radio program RadioACTIVE, along with co-host Phil Schawe, for six years and was the one co-creators of The SugarHill Sessions. The hour-long show features performances recorded live in SugarHill's historic Studio A and interviews with Hosts Dan Workman and Rosa Guerrero. Suzanna Choffel is a singer/songwriter from Austin whose unique sound has been described as ?equal parts Beat poetry, smoky soul grooves and indie-pop eccentricity. Think Feist meets Erykah Badu?. In Spring 2009, Suzanna won the "Best Indie Band" prize at the Austin Music Awards SXSW as well as 2nd Place in the "AAA" category of the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Previously, Suzanna was selected by The State Of Texas to represent contemporary music in Texas On Tour, a countrywide traveling show promoting Texas tourism. The Umbrella Man is a Gulf Coast combo fronted by esteemed bassist, Nick Gaitan. Nick has won Houston Press Music Awards "Best Bassist" title from 2004 - 2008 consecutively. Additionally, he also plays and tours with Country music legend Billy Joe Shaver, who recently recorded "I've Found my Weakness in You", composed by Gaitan. The group performs "a gumbo of styles" including Country, Rockabilly, Swamp pop and Conjunto and are currently working on their debut album.
Live studios sessions featuring emerging recording artists and established stars recorded live at "The Abbey Road of the South", historic SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX. SugarHill Recording Studios is a 72 year old facility that has played home to sessions by Archie Bell and The Drells, The Big Bopper, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Todd Rundgren, Freddy Fender, Beyonce, ZZ Top, Destiny's Child... the list goes on.