I’m excited to tell you that I’ll be teaching guitar during Old Time and Traditional Week at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Camp in Maryville, TN, June 14 – 20. This is one great event, and I’m thrilled to be there. The program features classes in Old Time Banjo, Old Time Mandolin, Mountain Dulcimer, Flatpicking, Fingerpicking, Irish […]
Martin & Susanne
American Roots, Early Blues, Old Time, Honky Tonk
Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz
Start with two compelling voices, an uncanny sense of harmony and a deep grounding in traditional American music. Add stunning guitar work and a warm, intimate performance style, and you have Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz.
Martin is internationally known as an interpreter of pre-war blues and other roots music, playing early in his career with folk legends such as U. Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels, and Jim Ringer & Mary McCaslin. A veteran of Boston’s roots music scene, Susanne slips seamlessly into any genre; soulful blues singer one minute, sassy honky-tonk gal the next. Martin and Susanne’s performances strike a deep emotional chord. They share their deep love and respect for the roots of classic blues, old time, and early country as they make the music their own, presenting it with style, grace and wit.
Martin and Susanne sang together for several years in a popular Boston Honky-Tonk and Western Swing band before they began touring as a duo in 2015. Their first CD together, Old Songs, New Hats, was released the same year; a new recording is in the works.
The tastiest set of music I’ve heard in years.
— Chris Applin, Good Times Café, Hinesburg, VT
Martin and Susanne are a revelation. They play with a seamless grace and power that make you think that the blending of their considerable talents and gifts was inevitable. The depths of their repertoire, skills, and musical knowledge are humbling. The walls still resonate the good time had by all!
— Wayne Beach, Concerts at Phippsburg Congregational Church, Phippsburg, ME
These folks are talented, versatile instrumentalists with powerful harmonies and a warm stage presence. I am already looking forward to a return visit.
— Karie Miller, First Encounter Concert Series, Eastham, MA
Together Martin and Susanne explore the highways and byways of traditional and vernacular American music in a unique and compelling way that’s all their own. If they come your way, don’t miss them.”
— Andy Wallace former Program Director, National Folk Festival; Associate Director, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; and Associate Director, National Council for the Traditional Arts
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|August 20, 20171:00 pm to 2:00 pm||Folksoul Music Festivalwith Susanne Salem-SchatzGreenfield NH8 Driscoll Rd. Greenfield, NH|
|August 26, 20177:00 pm to 9:00 pm||Garfield Center for the Artswith Susanne Salem-Schatz210 High Street, Chestertown, MD|
|September 15, 20174:00 pm through September 17, 2017 to 1:00 pm||Folksong Society of Greater Boston, Fall Weekendwith Susanne Salem-SchatzPrindle Pond Conference Center, Charlton, MA|
|September 22, 20178:00 pm to 10:30 pm||House Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzArlington, MA, United States
With The High-Strung Strummers (Sarah Jane Nelson & Cathy Mason.
Email for reservations and details:
|October 1, 20173:00 pm to 5:30 pm||Music @ Main, West Bloomfield Public Librarywith Susanne Salem-Schatz4600 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI483232 shows, at 3PM and 4:30PM|
|October 3, 20177:00 pm to 9:00 pm||Uncommon Ground Lakeviewwith Susanne Salem-Schatz3800 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613www.uncommonground.com/live-music
|October 5, 20177:00 pm to 9:00 pm||The Robin Theatrewith Susanne Salem-Schatz1105 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MIco-bill with Rev. Robert Jones!|
|October 6, 20178:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Trinity House Theatre\nwith Susanne Salem-Schatz38840 West Six Mile
Livonia MI 48152
Co-bill with The Squirrel Hillbillies.
|October 7, 20177:30 pm to 9:30 pm||Rhubarbary House Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzRhubarbary B&B, Harbor Springs, MIEmail or call for reservations and details.
231 357 7339
|October 8, 20174:00 pm to 6:00 pm||Section House Inn House Concertwith Susanne Salem-Schatz824 Ski Hill Rd
Little Lake, MIchigan, MI 49833(906) 360-3950
|October 10, 20179:00 am to 10:00 am||New Eventwith Susanne Salem-Schatz|
|October 10, 20178:00 pm to 10:00 pm||House Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzMadison, WIFor reservations: email Mike at or call 608 274-6340|
|October 13, 20177:00 pm to 9:00 pm||House Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzAnn Arbor, MIEmail for reservations and details:
|October 14, 20177:15 pm to 8:15 pm||Kendal at Oberlin Auditorium\nwith Susanne Salem-Schatz|
|October 15, 20172:00 pm to 4:00 pm||House Concertwith Susanne Salem-Schatz112 Vine St, Kent, OHEmail Iris Meltzer for details & reservations.|
|October 20, 20177:30 pm to 9:30 pm||Phippsburg Congregational Church, UCCwith Susanne Salem-Schatz10 Church Lane, Phippsburg, Maine
(1/3 mile down Parker Head Road from Route 209)
|January 13, 20182:00 pm to 3:00 pm||Brooks Free Librarywith Susanne Salem-Schatz739 Main Street,
|February 2, 20187:30 pm to 8:30 pm||The Common Ground on the Hill, Baltimore Concert Serieswith Susanne Salem-SchatzThe Church of the Redeemer
5603 North Charles St
|February 3, 20187:30 pm to 8:30 pm||Jenkins House Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzManhattan, NYFor Reservations and Details Email:|
|February 18, 20183:00 pm to 5:00 pm||American Roots: Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz plus Caroline Kuhnwith Susanne Salem-SchatzArts at the Armory Cafe 191 Highland Ave. SomervilleFor details, click here: www.eventbrite.com/e/a.....36221|
|March 2, 20187:30 pm to 8:30 pm||Susquehana Folk Music Societywith Susanne Salem-SchatzFort Hunter Centennial Barn
5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
|March 3, 20188:00 pm to 9:00 pm||Richmond Folk Music -dinner at 6:45with Susanne Salem-SchatzCongregation Or Ami, 9400 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia 23235|
|March 31, 20181:00 pm to 2:00 pm||Eastham Public Librarywith Susanne Salem-SchatzEastham, MA|
|April 21, 20188:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Caffé Lenawith Susanne Salem-Schatz47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866|
|May 12, 20187:30 pm to 9:30 pm||Bristol Stone Church Coffeehousewith Susanne Salem-SchatzFirst Congregational Church, 300 High Street in Bristol, RIWith the KC Moaners.
Doors open at 6:45pm, Show starts at 7:30pm. Come early, bring a picnic dinner. .
Call 253-4813 or 253-7288 for reservations / advance tickets.
|June 19, 20187:15 pm to 8:15 pm||Folk Club of Reston/Herndonwith Susanne Salem-SchatzAmphora's Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden Street, Herndon, VA. Contact Dave Hurd at or 540-722-0146 for advance ticket sales
|June 22, 20188:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Takoma Park House Concertwith Susanne Salem-Schatz for reservations and directions|
|September 28, 20187:30 pm to 9:30 pm||Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concertswith Susanne Salem-Schatz|
|September 30, 20184:00 pm to 5:00 pm||Cabot Arts at Willey Memorial Hallwith Susanne Salem-Schatz3216 Main St Cabot, VT|
|October 12, 20189:00 pm to 12:00 am||Madison House Concertwith Susanne Salem-SchatzMadison, WIEmail for details and reservations:
|October 13, 20188:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Shawano WI Otter Creek House Concertwith Susanne Salem-Schatz
Call for reservations: (715) 853-6879
|October 14, 20184:00 pm to 7:00 pm||Fortune Lake Camp Second Sunday Folkdancewith Susanne Salem-SchatzCrystal Falls, MI|
|October 18, 20187:00 pm to 9:00 pm||The Robin Theatrewith Susanne Salem-Schatz1105 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MIco-bill with Shari Kane and Dave Steele
|October 20, 20188:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Trinity House Theatrewith Susanne Salem-Schatz38840 West Six Mile
Livonia MI 48152
Opening for Brooks Williams
|October 21, 20187:30 pm to 9:30 pm||Ann Arbor House Concert at Cathie and Hal'swith Susanne Salem-SchatzAnn Arbor, MIEmail or call for reservations and details:
734-274-0773 or 734-769-1052
|February 2, 20191:00 pm to 2:00 pm||Truro Public Librarywith Susanne Salem-Schatz|
|March 15, 20198:15 pm to 10:15 pm||PRINCETON FOLK MUSIC SOCIETYwith Susanne Salem-SchatzChrist Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, in Princeton, NJ.
|April 12, 20197:30 pm to 9:00 pm||Dewey Decible Concert Series, WIlliamsburg Public LIbrarywith Susanne Salem-SchatzWIlliamsburg VA|
|April 27, 20197:30 pm to 10:00 pm||An Evening of American Roots Musicwith Susanne Salem-SchatzWellfleet Preservation Hall
Wellfleet, MA Excited to be sharing the stage with our good friends Jim Rohrer and Lynda Schuster of Cumberland!
|August 24, 20197:30 pm to 10:00 pm||Saturday Night in Marbleheadwith Susanne Salem-Schatz|
Caffé Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
Brandywine Friends of Old-time Music, Newark, DE
The Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, CT
First Encounter Coffeehouse, Eastham, MA
Minstrel Concert Series, Morristown, NJ
Corner Store Arts, Washington, DC
Cameo Art House Theatre, Fayetteville, NC
Folklore Society of Greater Washington, D.C.
Common Ground on the Hill, Westminster, MD
Common Fence Concerts, Portsmouth, RI
Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI
Old Ship Coffeehouse, Hingham, MA
Last Friday Coffeehouse, Winter Harbor, ME
Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, ME
Fountain General Store, Fountain, NC
Old Firehouse, Tinmouth VT
Cabot Arts, Cabot VT
St. John’s Coffee House, Arlington, MA
Good Times Cafe, Hinesburg VT