Category Archives: Lighthouse Reviews

Iowa Press-Citizen

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 ...

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Ink 19

Lighthouse Threadhead Records Rise up New Orleans! Ever since Hurricane Katrina, there have been a plethora of artists that have made songs/albums that are about/dedicated to New Orleans. Brace yourself for the next in a long line. Lighthouse is Susan Cowsill’s second solo effort and was inspired by the devestation the Katrina left. Cowsill, ...

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Offbeat Magazine

Lighthouse (Threadhead) 01 May 2010 — by Alex Rawls Hurricane Katrina forced us all to reconsider the concept of home. On Lighthouse, Susan Cowsill’s longing for home ties the songs together, and the emotions tied to “home” are more complicated. On “ONOLA,” she gives up on the city. The possibility that this might ...

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Uncommon Music

06.05.2010 by Nichole Wagner Listening to Susan Cowsill sing about her home in New Orleans, it’s difficult to believe that she got her start in a pop group with her brothers during the ’60s. While The Cowsills and their Top Ten singles served as inspiration for the Partridge Family, Susan’s new record, Lighthouse draws ...

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Fratrain

Susan first entered the pop-culture spotlight at the age of eight, as the youngest member of the 60s musical family The Cowsills. In adulthood, as a member of the alt-pop supergroup the Continental Drifters, she reemerged as a vocalist and songwriter of remarkable depth and insight. Cowsill’s new songs reflect the hard-won lessons of her ...

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Twangville

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 ...

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Goldmine Magazine

Susan Cowsill’s second solo album, “Lighthouse,” due out May 18 highlights this New Orleans-based artist’s  pop side  from her days with the Continental Drifters and Cowsills with plenty of hooky songs.  Susan is joined on this album by good friend Jackson Browne, her siblings the Cowsills (Bob, Paul and John joining in on the ...

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Medleyville

* Susan Cowsill -- Lighthouse (Threadhead Records) Nearly five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, the storm and its aftermath continue to be a source of inspiration (not to mention frustration). For her second solo album, Lighthouse (due May 18), Susan Cowsill draws from what she and ...

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Toronto Star

6. SUSAN COWSILL “Galveston” We wish we could locate this poignant cover of the Jimmy Webb-penned Glen Campbell hit online, but in the meantime believe us when we say that this guitar-and-bass rendition is one of many highlights from one of the year’s most potent singer-songwriter releases. Oh, and if you’re too young to recall Cowsill’s past ...

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Cincinnati City Beat

SUSAN COWSILL Lighthouse (Threadhead ****) More by accident than design, I spent a few years in the 70s working as a roadie, which had its ups and downs, but the high point was definitely getting to work on and off with Fairport Convention, whose permanent crew were good friends and roped me in when they needed an extra ...

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