The project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Justin Osborne, SUSTO's uplifting alternative country-rock took shape in Charleston, South Carolina. After making its recording debut in 2014, SUSTO's sophomore LP, 2017's & I'm Fine Today, landed on Billboard's Independent and Heatseekers album charts.
Originally featuring Osborne and a revolving lineup, SUSTO formed in 2013, taking its name from a trauma-related syndrome associated with Central American cultures. With influences that veered into Americana, the project's eponymous debut was released by Hearts & Plugs in 2014. A year later, SUSTO self-released Live from the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame. By the time the group did an Audiotree Live session in August 2016, the lineup consisted of Osborne, guitarist/keyboardist/singers Corey Campbell and Johnny Delaware, bass player Jenna Desmond, and drummer Marshall Hudson. SUSTO's second studio album, & I'm Fine Today, arrived in January 2017 via Acid Boys/Missing Piece Records. With guitarist Dries Vandenberg having replaced Delaware, the group made its TV debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday and embarked on a tour with the Lumineers the same month.
In early 2018, SUSTO returned with Stories, a collection of stripped-down versions of songs, live recordings, and commentary derived from a web series of the same name. Osborne did a series of solo shows in support of the record. Going forward as a solo project with various collaborators, SUSTO's third official studio LP, Ever Since I Lost My Mind, marked Osborne's debut for Rounder Records. Released in early 2019, the album was produced by Ian Fitchuck (Kacey Musgraves, Drew Holcomb). ~ Marcy Donelson
HOMETOWNCharleston, South Carolina