Paul McCartney to bestow award on Nashville-based music artist



by Dave Carew

Suzahn Fiering has been delighting worldwide audiences for decades with her heart-felt jazz and Americana performances. (She once even played Nashville’s most exclusive venue . . . my house!)

Now, the internationally renowned touring artist, songwriter, and music educator is about to receive one of her greatest honors—and it will be bestowed upon her by none other than Paul McCartney.

In a recent email to friends and fans, Suzahn wrote:

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I’m happy to announce that Sir Paul McCartney and LIPA (The Liverpool Institute For The Performing Arts) will bestow upon me “The Honored Friend Award” on July 31st in Liverpool, at this year’s graduation ceremony. I will be in the company of amazingly talented students, staff (the best folks in the world!), and other award recipients, who make up some of the brightest and most successful people in music, dance, theater, arts management, set design, sound design, and costuming. Chris Keenan, festival and music promoter extraordinaire (and generally amazing friend) will be joining me from Ireland.

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Underground Nashville wishes Suzahn a wonderful, memorable time with Paul & friends in Liverpool.

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David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at and Dave is also a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville by Dave Carew—which was praised by The Tennessean as “beautiful, haunting, powerful”—is now available in an all-new paperback edition. For more information, please visit:

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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew


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