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Album Review: Susan Cowsill "Lighthouse" Susan Cowsill has one of the most wonderfully unique female voices in music today. Thankfully, she decided to record a follow-up to her 2005 solo debut ("Just Believe It") with the new album "Lighthouse" on Threadhead Records. Of course, Susan Cowsill is best known for her work with The Cowsills. ...

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Blurt Magazine

Susan Cowsill Lighthouse (Threadhead) www.threadheadrecords.org The songs on Lighthouse are guided by two themes - loss and hope. Both have been a part of music since the beginning, but Susan Cowsill (formerly of the family band the Cowsills) taps into some pretty weighty experiences for inspiration. Not only was she displaced by ...

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Press-Citizen.com

As a 7-year-old, Susan Cowsill became the youngest member of The Cowsills, a real-life family “sunshine-pop”band out of Newport, R.I. (scoring hits with “The Rain, The Park, And Other Things,” “We Can Fly,” “Indian Lake” and “Hair”) that would serve as the template for TV’s “The Partridge Family.”

Featuring terrific vocal harmonies, several strong songwriters and professional-grade musicianship, The Cowsills (Susan’s brothers Bill, Barry, Bob, Paul and John plus their mother Barbara) were genuinely talented.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

"From Katrina to Super Bowl Champs, this is our story," Susan Cowsill writes in the liner notes of her second solo album. If the name sounds familiar, yes, the New Orleans-based singer and songwriter was ...

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Blog Critics

Anyone who is even somewhat familiar with mid-to-late sixties pop music in The United States will instantly recognize the name Cowsill. The Cowsills were the original Partridge family or at least the basis for the series. They were approached by a television network about having their own show but turned the offer down when ...

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Virginian Pilot

Susan Cowsill’s latest CD celebrates life and the slow rebuilding of her home, New Orleans, while eulogizing the deaths of brothers Billy and Barry, who passed away just months apart in 2005. And yes, she was that little moppet in The Cowsills, that real life Partridge Family of Beatles wannabes. She’s all grown up now, possessing ...

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Amber Waves of Twang

From the beginning track "Dragonfly," Susan Cowsill recalls days when she was a kid and youth was full of hope. This uptempo rock song sets a positive mood for the album. Cowsill seems to have recaptured the innocence of youth on lighthouse. The irony of all of this, is the fact her life has recently been ...

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California Chronicle

SUSAN COWSILL "Lighthouse" (Threadhead, 3 stars) "From Katrina to Super Bowl Champs, this is our story," Susan Cowsill writes in the liner notes of her second solo album. If the name sounds familiar, yes, the New Orleans-based singer and songwriter was a member of the '60s family group the Cowsills. You won't find their ...

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Kleaveburg

I'll go out on a limb here. This is Susan Cowsill's great record. It really is, it's fantastic. You might not know Susan Cowsill, but she is the same girl as the eight-year-old that debuted with The Cowsills, and she is also the raging female voice of The Continental Drifters, an extremely underrated band from nineties. She ...

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Uncut (U.K.)

4 Stars On only her second solo outing in a stellar 44-year career, Susan Cowsill drives headlong into the autobiography of heartbreak.  Having lost her brother -- fellow Cowsill Barry -- and her home to Hurricane Katrina, Lighthouse carries some heavy baggage.  A Sombre cover of "Galveston" captures the reflective mood, elaborated by the ...

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