Suzanne Santo beguiled audiences as one half of the L.A. duo Honeyhoney, mixing indie pop with country and folk. She expands her range further on her captivating 2017 solo album, Ruby Red. Santo wends her way through “Ghost in My Bed,” in which her world-weary, Stevie Nicks–style vocals are threaded with the singer’s artful violin flourishes. The record ranges from the poignant acoustic-folk intimacy of “Handshake” and the funereal bluesy stomp “The Wrong Man” to the breezily engaging if rueful country rock of “Regrets” and the rootsy tornado twists of the simmering rocker “Love Fucked Up.” “I started out at the end of the road, realized I had a good ways to go/I had no supplies, no lover to hold,” Santo rails amid the surging chords of “Blood on Your Knees,” an anthem that parallels her journey as a solo musician. With Izzi Ray.
The Mayfair Hotel, Library Bar, 1256 W. Seventh St., downtown L.A.; Sat., Oct. 19, 9 p.m.; ages 21 & over; free with RSVP. (213) 632-1200, www.eventbrite.com/e/live-from-the-mayfair-suzanne-santo-of-honeyhoney-tickets-69244753923.
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