Alt-country folk songster, Oh Susanna, aka Suzanne Ungerleider, is renowned for her stirring vocals and poetic narratives, which she weaves seamlessly through her latest, and fifth, full-length album: ‘Soon the Birds’. Joining Kim Beggs and Justin Rutledge, she will perform her lingering odes as one third of the ‘Dark Strangers’ on Thursday, April 24th at the Yukon Arts Centre. Tickets $27.

How would you describe your music (in five words or less)?

Because I loath to answer this question I am asking my husband Cam to do it for me. He says, whilst stirring hollandaise sauce for our Sunday brunch: "Achingly beautiful and haunting." He's a pretty excellent husband I must say.

What is the best thing about your being a musician?

I think the best thing is the feeling I get after singing.  I can worry and question a lot but if I just sing for a while it silences those thoughts and can make me at peace.

What would you do if you were not a musician?

Without any practical considerations of whether I have the talent or training, I would be a famous Oscar-winning director with the sideline of a practice in psychotherapy.

What is the most memorable response you’ve ever experienced to your music/songs?

One of the most meaningful responses I've ever experienced is when I learned that a person had listened to my music to help mourn the death of his wife. 

Speaking of 'Dark Strangers', what do you appreciate most in your friends?

Their positivity, love, loyalty and sense of humour.

For more information about the artist and her music, please visit her website or Facebook page