“Mark Viator and Susan Maxey have put out a string of quality albums over the years. Their latest, 'Where The Road Leads', is full of heartfelt, homespun songs with Texas twang and Cajun spice, inviting and satisfying, like a great meal with friends.” ~ Slaid Cleaves
Since meeting at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1991, Mark Viator & Susan Maxey have been on a musical journey through the clubs and venues of Austin and around Texas, through the Rocky Mountains, the American West, and Louisiana. Drawing from their divergent backgrounds, for Mark, the rhythms of his Cajun roots, country blues, r'n'b, the singer songwriters, and for Susan, classic country twang and Texas songwriters, they have developed a sound that is roots driven and original.
They incubated their approach by playing and singing with such Austin artists as Jim Stringer, Slaid Cleaves, Jane Gillman, Steven Fromholz, Bobby Bridger, and many others, developing their craft and paying their dues.
"Where The Road Leads" finds them at the top of their artistic form in terms of songcraft, guitar playing, and most importantly, singing together. Susan has a big, soulful vocal delivery, emotionally true, and Mark adds his gritty honesty to their vocal blend. Recorded in their Rambleheart Studio, this album takes listeners on their journey from the Gulf Coast through the Rocky Mountains, the high desert of New Mexico, and back home to the everchanging clubs of Austin.