Concert Hour

Monday-Wednesday 8-9 pm

SUUSI presents concerts each day featuring the music of professional performing artists who generously share their time with SUUSI. 

Monday – Joe Jencks

2023 Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks is an 25-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. He has been a celebrated part of the SUUSI family for many years. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. He’s written several #1 Folksongs including the poignant Lady of The Harbor. From folk festivals like Falcon Ridge, Kerrville, Mariposa, and Old Songs, to venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Jencks has enthralled diverse audiences with his approachable style, and is Joe is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. Visit his website:

Tuesday – Carla Ulbrich

Carla Ulbrich Concert Hour

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter guitarist who is often compared to Tom Lehrer or Weird Al. She has a love of the absurdities of ordinary life, a somewhat twisted viewpoint, and a way with words, covering topics such as Waffle House, Klingons, and psycho exes…. A graduate of Brevard College, she frequently got in trouble with her music teachers for writing songs while she should have been practicing "real" music. Carla has performed her clever songs all over the US and parts of England, from folk festivals like Kerrville and Falcon Ridge to well known venues like the Bluebird Cafe. Carla's 9 CDs have won her numerous songwriting awards and have been featured on the BBC, Dr. Demento, Sirius XM Comedy Radio, Pandora, and NPR’s Morning Edition. Visit her website:

Wednesday – Crys Matthews

2023 Crys Matthews

Crys Matthews is among the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice music-makers, and is already being hailed as “the next Woody Guthrie”. Crys is a powerful lyricist whose songs of compassionate dissent reflect her lived experience as what she lightheartedly calls "the poster-child for intersectionality". She has released albums with social justice themes and also those of thoughtful songs on love and life. Crys has won awards for her songwriting, and has performed at music festivals and prestigious venues across the country. “I believe in hope,” Matthews said. “As a social-justice songwriter, it is my duty to keep breathing that hope and encouragement into the people who listen to my music”. Crys’ songs can remind us why music indeed soothes the soul. Visit her website at: