Red Letter Day is a name synonymous with 20 years of independently produced music, melding multi-instrumental talents, and prolific songwriting. Suzanna Mallow and Andrea Jones started Red Letter Day and began writing music together in 1990 and started their own record company, Antwinnie music inc. (ami). They have four CD's available with worldwide distribution. They currently perform at special events and an occasional local venue.
Suzanna and Andrea’s performance and musical style edges and borders more on raw soul sharing due to influences from a gospel, soul and blues/rock background. Suzanna grew her musical roots from a seed that held a dichotomy of the exuberance in old time gospel and the gutsy passion of blues. Mahalia Jackson to Andre’ Crouch to Christine McVie woven into a tapestry outlined in the golden threads of Andrea’s sax, a style drown from the smoky juke-joint breaths of Charlie Parker and the sensuousness of Joshua Redmond. Mallow ‘s father was a preacher who did most of his own writing. She claims him to be her original literary inspiration, as well as the person who instilled her with her love for music. Jones recalls her mother’s elevator music on 24 hours a day in the farm house in which she grew up in, and on family trips they all sang in the car together. She mostly remembers her father singing Elvis Presley and Johnny Mathis and learning to harmonize with him.
“The harmonic pairing of RLD’s voices gives one a Van Morrison meets Sarah McLachlan meets 4 non blonds” notion however; the combination with their musical roots sets them apart in their own realm…in a class by themselves” – John Schuler (New York Entertainment Guide)
“The sound ranges from sweetness of the Murmers to straight up rock n’ roll of Concrete Blonde”-Lady slipper Music
"RLD reminds me of the Roches, Emmylou Harris and Shawn Colvin with styles ranging from folk, blues to raunchy rock. They are not without a sense of humor. They were hilarious!." -Johanna Brams (The Morning Call)
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