Mark Viator & Susan Maxey


Americana roots duo Mark Viator & Susan Maxey owe their musical chemistry to the
thunderstorm that brought them together at the Kerrville Folk Festival, back in
1991. They soon found themselves taking root in the Austin music scene. From the
early days of open mics at the Chicago House, the smoky stage at the Austin
Outhouse, and the intimate acoustics of the Cactus Café, Mark and Susan honed their
craft over many nights and countless shows. These days you will find them
performing at venues as far flung as NeWorlDeli in Austin, Tiny’s in Santa Fe, the
Laughing Goat in Boulder, or Studio E in Northern California.

A Viator Maxey show brings you an ever-evolving repertoire of original songs about
highways, hurricanes, red tail hawks, and love gone right. Their tightly woven vocal
arrangements are underscored by Mark’s National slide guitar and distinctive
acoustic lead playing. Susan’s soulful voice is an instrument all its own. Together,
they deliver a powerful show that draws on the rhythms of South Louisiana and the
timeless qualities of the Texas troubadours.

“Mark and Susan have a rare ability to bring the listener into their musical world.  With a mix of Louisiana and Texas music, their southern soul makes the music shine.” –Mike Penard, Radio ISA, France




Bottom of the Blues (2014)

Mark Viator &
Susan Maxey
Swampy, Poetic Americana Featuring Jimmy Ruggiere, East Side Flash, Ed Friedland, David Carroll, Peter Schwarz, Richard White, John McGlothlin

These Arms (2011)

Mark Viator &
Susan Maxey
Folk, Country, Cajun Featuring Ed Friedland, Richard White, Ralph Power, Peter Schwarz, Jim Stringer, Jane Gillman, Steve Doerr, Beth Chrisman

Wire & Wood (2011)

Solo acoustic guitar by Mark Viator

Bayou Teche (2003)

Mark’s first solo CD Featuring Jane Gillman, Susan Maxey , Charlie Larkey, Ron Erwin, Erik Hokkanen, Rich Brotherton