Suchy to appear at 'The Loft' May 7 Ben Suchy will be appearing Friday, May 7, from 8 to 10 p.m. at "The Loft" above Heart and Soul, 15 Court Street.
Suchy has been described as an "anomaly in the folk and blues world because of his genuine sound." (Ryan Heinsius in Flagstaff Live.) His music of is a mixture of acoustic blues and folk, with his blues leaning more to a Delta style and his folk more contemporary and highlighted with a bit of pop.
He amazes listeners with his flat pick and fingerstyle guitar, while simultaneously playing a rack-held harmonica.
Hailing from the upper Midwest, Suchy traveled the U.S. and Canada at an early age with his musical family. He is the son of North Dakota singer, songwriter and farmer, Chuck Suchy.
Today, he mostly plays solo but is also seen with various bands from time to time. He has opened for or worked with David Lindley and Wally Ingram, String Cheese Incident, John McEuen, Ben Taylor Band, and Dave Moore.
In 2003, Suchy toured the West Coast and much of the Midwest. Logging 18,000-plus miles, he graced many venues with fresh and original music. "If you have not seen or heard of Ben Suchy it is time you did," said Deb Jenkins, a promoter in the Fargo/Moorehead area and one of the organizers of the Fargo Folk Festival.