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Susan Werner brings queer edge to country music

Susan Werner performs at Eddie's Attick on March 26

You never know what delights you’re going to uncover on a new CD by out singer/songwriter Susan Werner. Recent discs found her reinterpreting classic pop tunes, turning gospel music on its ear and breathing new life into the American songbook.

On “Kicking The Beehive” (Sleeve Dog), Werner slips into a pair of comfy cowboy boots and fixes the brim on her ten-gallon hat for the hottest hoedown in town. She brings her tour to Georgia for two dates next week, performing at Dalton State University on March 25 and at Eddie’s Attic, Decatur’s famed acoustic stomping ground, on March 26.

GA Voice: Your last four studio discs were what I would call genre discs and on your new album “Kicking The Beehive,” you visit another genre, country music.

Werner: I just wanted to get out of town. Get out of the city limits. Maybe the direction on this project is south.