Charleston, South Carolina band SUSTO kick off 2016 with a run of dates with Futurebirds before heading out with Heartless Bastards. The band will play SXSW this winter and make their debut at Stagecoach Festival in April. Also SUSTO is set to release an EP of new music in May with their sophomore full length entitled & I’m Fine Today to follow in late 2016.

In 2013, singer and songwriter Justin Osborne moved to Havana, Cuba to study anthropology and found himself immersed in the music scene there, strongly influenced by local musicians who played in the Trova style and Havana’s confessionalist poetry movement. Returning home, in 2013, he founded the band SUSTO, drawing inspiration from his musicial discoveries in Cuba along with the homegrown music scene in Charleston. Osborn named his band after a medical syndrome that’s specific to Latin American culture and roughly translates as panic attack and invited musicians including Johnny Delaware (guitar, piano), Marshall Hudson (drums), Jordan Hicks (bass), Jenna Desmond (bass) and Corey Campbell (keyboard and guitar).

The band released their self-titled debut in April 2014 , which The Charleston City Paper
describes as “Southern Gothic country through and through…” The band immediately followed with a North American tour playing shows with Shovels and Rope and Band of Horses. In April 2015, SUSTO released a live album featuring Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses which was made available from the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame. SUSTO later went on to be the support act for Bridwell and Iron & Wine on their fall 2015 tour. Daytrotter, via Paste, described the live performance saying “It’s breathtaking.”

* with Shovels and Rope
† with Futurebirds
‡ with Heartless Bastards
January 15—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall w/ Shovels and Rope *
January 21—Little Rock, AR—Stickyz †
January 22—Dallas, TX—Club Dada †
January 23—Austin, TX—The Parish †
January 25—Albuquerque, NM—Sister
January 27—Los Angeles, CA—The Echo †
January 28—San Francisco, CA—The Independent †
January 29—Santa Cruz, CA—Catalyst Club – Atrium †
January 30—Reno, NV—House Show †
February 3—Eugene, OR—Sam Bonds †
February 4—Portland, OR—Mississippi Studios †
February 5—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern †
February 6—Spokane, WA—The Bartlett †
February 9—Jackson Hole, WY—Town Square †
February 11—Ft. Collins, CO—Surfside 7 †
February 12—Denver, CO—Larimer †
February 13—Denver, CO—Larimer †
February 16—Lawrence, KS—Bottleneck †
February 18—Baton Rouge, LA—Spanish Moon ‡
February 19—Mobile, AL—The Merry Widow ‡
February 20—Tampa, FL—The Crowbar ‡
February 21—Gainesville, FL—High Dive ‡
February 22—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre ‡
February 23—Charleston, SC—Music Farm ‡
February 24—Orlando, FL—The Social ‡
February 26—Greensboro, NC—Blind Tiger ‡
February 27—Asheville, NC—Isis Music Hall ‡
February 28—Charlottesville, VA—The Southern ‡
March 1—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre ‡
March 2—Boone, NC—Legends ‡
March 3—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre ‡
March 4—Louisville, KY—Headliners ‡
March 5—Dayton, OH—Oddbodys ‡
March 7—Bloomington, IN— The Bishop ‡
March 8, 2016—Columbia, MO—Rose Music Hall ‡
March 10-12—Savannah, GA—Savannah Stopover Festival
March 16-18- Austin, TX—SXSW
April 30—Indio, CA—Stagecoach Festival