Do nothing til you hear from Suzy

Do nothing til you hear from Suzy Suzy Bogguss by David Lias Suzy Bogguss has never performed in Vermillion.

But when she steps on the stage at the Eagles to begin her 8 p.m. performance Friday, Oct. 1, she'll be at home.

It will be just like old times, she said, when she drove from town to town, performing wherever she could find an audience.

Today, her audience can easily find her. From 1989 to last year, she's recorded a dozen albums, had several hit singles and collected a trunk-full of country music awards.

"It's going to be fun," she said of her upcoming gig in Vermillion. "I'm bringing my band, because we're out on the bus on tour. It's a really versatile, four-piece unit, which does everything from old stuff, which is kinda rockin', to my newer stuff, which is swing."

Bogguss grew up in Illinois, and performed throughout the Midwest early in her career.

"I started out just with my guitar, running around in a camper truck," she said.

In the mid-1980s, she decided to stop being a troubadour, and take a chance at a music career in Nashville. After years of work, she became established as a major recording artist.

Today, Bogguss is married and the mother of a 9-year-old son. It's a great life, she admits.

"What I really like is times like this, when I'll be in Vermillion," Bogguss said. "I like the audience interaction. It's a lot like the old days."

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