Susan Santos – Sonora


Susan Santos - Sonora

Susan Santos – Sonora
Format: CD – Vinyl LP
Label: Independent
Release: 2024

Release date: April 5, 2024

“Sonora” is Susan Santos’ sixth studio album. The album title encapsulates the overall vibe that permeates throughout the eight songs. Although each of the album tracks vary in style, they all share a common thread – the desert. Sonora is the first that that Santos fully identities in more ways than one. The album is diverse and encompasses guitar styles that ranges from Western to psychedelia.

“Sonora” was recorded at Black Betty Studios, Madrid, and is produced by Santos and Jose Nortes.

All songs. composed by Susan Santos, were recorded as a trio featuring David Salvador (bass) and Juli El Lento (drums). Santos sang lead vocals and played electric, baritone, and acoustic guitars, banjo, and theremin.

“Sonora” is the album of the desert, and the desert people. The songs tell stories ranging from survival, thirst, outlaws, escape, and freedom against a backdrop of scorpions, lizards, and roadrunners. Before listening, it is highly recommended to embark on your road journey with a full tank, and don’t pick up any hitchhikers.

Based in Madrid, Susan Santos is a passionate, self-taught left-hand guitarist. She writes her own songs that reflect her signature blend of rhythm and textures. She is a creative force in the guitar world, and a truly unique artist in her own right.

The gifted Spanish guitarist and singer songwriter has spent years performing in famous establishments and venues, and numerous festivals throughout Europe, Mexico, and America.

She has shared the stage with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and won “Best Musician Performance” at the 2018 European Blues Awards, and “Best Female Album” at the 2019 LA Critics’ Awards.


01. Hot Rod Lady (3:59)
02. Snakebite (4:57)
03. So Long (4:26)
04. Have Mercy (4:31)
05. What I Want (4:58)
06. Voodoo Wheels (3:23)
07. Call Me Tonight (3:32)
08. Let It Ride (5:50)

Production Credits
All songs composed by Susan Santos
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Black Betty Studios, Madrid
Produced by Susan Santos and Jose Nortes
Susan Santos: vocals, electric, baritone and acoustic guitars, banjo, theremin
David Salvador: bass guitar
Julie El Lento: drums