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Oct 18, 2021

Our Kickass Boomer of the Day is Susan Cattaneo, one of Boston’s most respected singer/songwriters, blending rock and folk with a healthy dose of country.

Susan won the CT Folk Festival and has been a finalist or winner at some of the country’s most prestigious songwriting and music contests including: Kerrville New Folk, Emerging Artist Falcon Ridge, the International Acoustic Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards and the USA Songwriting Competition.

Her latest album The Hammer and The Heart charted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and yielded a folk radio #1 single and top 10 album. 

Join me in this episode and learn why Susan is a Kickass Boomer! 

[00:01 - 04:55] Opening Segment

  • I introduce and welcome Susan Cattaneo
  • Susan talks about her amazing journey as a songwriter

[04:56 - 14:53] Work Hard, Love Harder

  • Susan shares her insights about the effects of COVID to our daily lives
  • She talks about her experiences in writing songs
  • Susan tells us the story behind some of her songs

[14:54 - 24:33] The Beauty of Learning

  • Susan shares the story when she almost quit songwriting
  • The beauty of learning according to Susan
  • Susan talks about the achievements she’s most proud of

[24:34 - 33:34] Finding Purpose in Life

  • What’s next for Susan?
    • She shares her plans in the coming months
  • We have an inspiring conversation about finding your purpose
  • Don’t miss Susan’s message for Boomers!

[33:35 - 37:04] Closing Segment 

  • Connect with Susan!
    • Links below 
  • Final announcements 


Tweetable Quotes:

“I found that my journey is not just one river. It had a lot of tributaries and occasional little side things. It’s been a wonderful journey.” - Susan Cattaneo

“I don’t believe in being sedentary in my life.” - Susan Cattaneo


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Email to connect with Susan or follow her on Facebook. Check out her personal website to learn more about her music. 



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