Stagecoach 2014: Susanna Hoffs Talks about Old Songs and New

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 in News
Susanna Stagecoach 2014The Los Angeles Times recently ran a review of Susanna's Stagecoach show and caught up with Susanna after the show:  "Perhaps the unlikeliest act to perform at last weekend’s Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Susanna Hoffs acknowledges she doesn’t keep up with the latest sounds out of Nashville. But the Bangles singer-guitarist known for such MTV-era pop hits as 'Manic Monday' and 'Walk Like an Egyptian' is all about roots music -- in her case, the influential mid-’60s folk-rock of the Byrds and Linda Ronstadt singing 'Different Drum' with the Stone Poneys. In 2006, Hoffs recorded a version of “Different Drum” for the first in a series of covers albums she’s made with the power-pop veteran Matthew Sweet. And at Stagecoach she played the song in a crisply propulsive show that also included 'Hazy Shade of Winter' and Big Star’s 'September Gurls,' as well as fresh renditions of some of the Bangles’ biggest hits. After her set, Hoffs, 55, answered questions backstage."