Sue Ray recently returned from her tour of the USA and had a lovely chat to the wonderful radio host Daniel Browning of ABC’s Radio National. So to hear what Sue has been up to, and to be the first to hear two of Sue’s brand new songs, tune into Radio National on Saturday 10th November at 6pm and again on Monday 12th November at 9pm to hear the interview.

To live stream it online or to find the radio frequency in your area, follow the link below:

Photo by Ruwan De Silva

The Woodford Folk Festival line-up has been officially announced. Sue Ray will be performing a number of shows over the week of festivities.

For full artist line-up go to,  

and for all details about the festival, tickets and to obtain a program go to

Sue Ray will be performing at this years Woodford Folk Festival

All here on the Sue Ray team and at Plus One Records are super excited to announce that Sue’s album “Red Roses” has been nominated for “Best Country Album” in the AIR Independent Music Awards this year. Sponsored by Jagermeister, the awards highlight the quality of musical talent that the Australian Independent music scene has to offer and is a celebration of music and the artists that create it. The awards will be held at Revolt in Melbourne on the 16th October.

Here’s a short video of last years event.

Here is a link to the AIR website and list of other nominations…

NOMINATIONS: 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards

Sue Ray will be performing a showcase at this years AWME (Australian Worldwide Music Expo) on November 15th in Melbourne. AWME is a four day event from 15-18 November that showcases some of the finest roots music from around the world.

The  showcase’s details below:

The Medics, Sophie Koh, Sue Ray

Date:               Thursday 15th November, 2012 
Time:               8.30pm – 11.40am
Location:         Ding Dong Lounge, Level 1, 18 Market Lane, Chinatown, Melbourne
Price:               $15 + BF
Bookings:         03 9662 1020

For further details


On September 16th Sue Ray will be performing as part of the ‘Stagemothers Aussie BBQ’ @ The Basement in Nashville TN, as part of the AMA (Americana Music Association) conference. She will be showcasing her latest album “Red Roses” and promoting the upcoming release of her single “Lover Evermore”…


As sponsored by…

On September 11 2012, ‘Tamworth Presents – A Taste of Australia’ @ The Bluebird Cafe. As part of the Americana Music Association conference in Nashville TN in September, Sue Ray will be performing a showcase alongside such wonderful Australian talent Lianna Rose, Jordie Lane & Andrew Redford. For information on other artists go to , ,

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Currently, Sue Ray is in the process of packing her bags yet again, as she if off next week to perform at the AMA (Americana Music Association) conference in Nashville TN. It is a very exciting time for Sue, having recently been shortlisted in the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowhip for 2012, and just last week, stopping to pick up a QMusic award for “Best Indigenous” song with her track “Red Roses”. When it rains it pours, but this is a good thing for Sue. Not to worry, she’ll be retuning to Oz in November to perform at the AWME world music conference in Melbourne and then will be seeing the year out again with some shows at the Woodford Folk Festival. Fun times ahead!


Smart shopper alert! Sue is in a sharing mood today. So if you’d like to download Sue Ray’s album “Red Roses” but haven’t had the spare cash, you can now have it for the mere cost of a cheeseburger! So for the next 3 days only, go to Click ‘Buy Now’ under the Digital Album. Once selected enter ‘discount’ into the discount code and instead of paying $16.99 you’ll only pay $3.40. Offer expires 19th July… Enjoy!

Also, a big shout out to the guys at Barcode Bird who set me up with a barcode for the CD version of Red Roses.  They do a pretty good deal and are super friendly. Try em out sometime.

June was a wonderful month for Sue. Not only did she get to perform her favorite album – Nina Simone’s “My Baby Just Cares For Me” recently at The Visy Theatre, to rave reviews (see below). She also has been shortlisted in the Grant McLennan Fellowship of 2012. PLUS – two of her songs from her recent album “Red Roses” have been nominated in three categories of the QMusic Song Awards of 2012.

It seems good things come to those who wait.

Sue Ray selected as finalist in the Grant McLennan fellowship of 2012


Review from TimeOff Magazine of Sue Ray’s performance at her Nina Simone tribute show!

Review of Sue Ray's performance of Nina Simone's first album - TimeOff Magazine

As a dedication to one of her favorite female singers, Sue Ray will be performing Nina Simone’s album “My Baby Just Cares For Me” start to finish, as part of the Long Player Sessions.

Saturday June 23rd at The Powerhouse in the Visy Theatre.

Tickets ($30) for the June Long Player session are on sale now and available at:

SUGARRUSH Music and Plus One Records, Brisbane Powerhouse, and Time Off present…

The Long Player Sessions
A Celebration of Classic Albums

If there is one thing that has long represented the pinnacle of a musicians career, it’s ‘the album’. More than just a collection of tunes, the past decades have seen albums become cultural institutions. From Sgt Peppers… and Dark Side of the Moon, to Purple Rain and Nevermind classic albums have become one of our most loved – and most debated – music obsessions.

And this year Brisbane Powerhouse will be celebrating some of the finest records ever dedicated to tape with a series of very special shows dubbed The Long Player Sessions.

Staged across three separate nights in June, July and August 2012, each Long Player Session find two Brisbane bands performing a classic albums that is close to their heart from start to finish…plus a few of their own.

Shows confirmed to date are:


TEXAS TEA perform Paul Kelly’s ‘Post’
SUE RAY performs Nina Simone’s ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’