Sue Quigley

Raised in the nuclear plains of Eastern Washington, Sue stole her sister's guitar (abandoned for boys) at 13 and started writing songs about getting out of town and living another life. After graduating from college, fighting forest fires all over the west and getting some heartbreak in, she settled in Seattle and started doing some open mics. It was finally after seeing mutual friend Brandi Carlile play that she got the guts up to put a band together and make an EP. Then a full length CD  "Perfect Chaos". The single "Paper Tiger"from that cd was Runner Up for Song of the Year ( ). 

She was one of the Top 15 finalists in Carla DeSantis' (Rockergrl) "Discoveries" Contest and has played the Viper Room in Hollywood,  showcased twice at SXSW in Austin, TX and solo- toured  the West Coast and Ireland. She has performed locally in her beloved Seattle at the Hard Rock, Tractor Tavern, Crocodile Cafe, Showbox, and for 6,000 Seattle Storm fans as halftime entertainment.

Sue has been featured in several festivals and showcases including "Rockrgrl" festival, Chicksinger Nite @NYC's famed Bitter End, Fremont Fair, FolkLife and Indie Grrl Showcase in Nashville. Some life happened in the past several years and that has afforded much new material about what  our path is and where it's going, to be showcased in her brand new album "Little Wildernesses", recorded with noted producer, Jonathan Plum at London Bridge studios (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Brandy Carlile). Recently selected as a featured performer at Seattle Acoustic Fest and US Bank's "TourPossible" contest, Sue is extremely excited to get these songs out in the world to do what they can do for the listener- that's the key for her, connection with the listener on emotions and issues we all share from time to time and how we grow from challenges and have the courage to face all our "Little Wildernesses".


Review from The Alternate Root

"Recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, Washington, Sue Quigley surrounded herself with a powerhouse of local talent for Little Wildernesses, her recent release. Art became life when Sue Quigley began writing songs about getting out of town and living a different life in her Eastern Washington state bedroom. She wandered, working as a fire fighter throughout the western United States, picking up the guitar for open mic nights once she settled in Seattle.

Decisions find themselves shifting when signals disappear like smoke as Sue Quigley makes her way into the person she is as well as the human she wants to be, opening Little Wildernesses on the title track. Jagged notes take form to become a western ramble when “Outlaws” wanders into Little Wildernesses while “Rescuer” picks up the rhythmic pace, slowly trudges over an earthbound beat to give wings to “Birds”, and walks the different paths of happiness as it questions direction for “Long Run”. There is a wisdom in the words of Sue Quigley as she delivers her stories in a deep resonance that rings in a confidence that breeds trust in the tales. Little Wildernesses listens to the earth breathe as the sound of nature calls out in “Lake Song” while  Sue Quigley watches “Oxygen” look for a way out and confides “Sometimes I Forget” to the strong current guiding her."

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