CANADIAN singer-songwriter Oh Susanna will be at Bury Met next week to mark the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Johnstown.

Oh Susanna, real name Suzie Ungerleider, has received a number of award nominations over a career spanning eight albums. Her music which is part folk, part rock and always tells a story has charmed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

For her Met show, Johnstown will former the centrepiece of the evening.

“I’m going to play the whole record,” she said. “I really wanted to present it to UK audiences as they had really supported it.”

That, in the main, was due to the record being played by Bob Harris on his radio shows.

“I was doing this pokey little tour playing wherever I could and I did a session on a internet radio station in Oregon,” she said.

“The studio was in someone’s garage and I was wondering who would actually hear the show. Two of the presenters were from Newcastle in the UK and they said I should send a recording to this guy called Bob Harris. I had no idea who he was but I got my manager to post him something. He played it and that’s what started everything for me.”

To mark the anniversary, a remixed version of Johnstown has been released and Suzie admits it has been interesting to work on songs that she wrote more than 20 years ago.

“I have got a lot of mixed emotions about it,” she said. “I had very little experience at the time and I remember vividly the recording process as it was the first time I’d really been in a studio.

“Now I’m celebrating where I was at that time and how life has led my into all these interesting experiences.”

Oh Susanna, Bury Met, Wednesday, September 11. Details from 0161 761 2216 or