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Susto (which the band usually capitalizes as SUSTO) is an American indie rock[1] band from Charleston, South Carolina.[citation needed]

OriginCharleston, South Carolina, USA
GenresIndie rock, americana, alt country
Years active2013–present
Associated actsSequoyah Prep School, The Artisanals, Babe Club
MembersJustin Osborne
Marshall Hudson
Dries Vandenberg
Jordan Hicks
Steven Walker
Past membersJohnny Delaware
Corey Campbell
Jenna Desmond
Taylor McCleskey
Eric Mixon
Gordon Keiter
Matt Lohan

The name of the band is from the spanish word "susto", meaning "an intense fear understood as a condition of the soul", reflecting the Cuban roots of some of the band, as well as being drawn from letters in the band leader's name.[2]



Susto began in 2014 with the release of a self-titled album on the record label Hearts & Plugs.[3][4][5] Susto released their second full-length album titled & I'm Fine Today on ACID BOYS and Missing Piece Records.[6][7][8] Their third album, 'Ever Since I Lost My Mind', was released on February 22, 2019.[9]

In April 2018 Susto performed at the High Water Festival in North Charleston, South Carolina.[10]

In March 2019 Susto performed at Antone's Georgia Theatre in Austin, TX for the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.[11]


Studio AlbumsEdit

  • SUSTO (2014) (Hearts & Plugs)
  • & I'm Fine Today (2017) (Missing Piece Records, ACID BOYS)
  • Ever Since I Lost My Mind (2019) (Rounder Records)

Live AlbumsEdit

  • Live from the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame (2015) (Missing Piece Records)


  • Hearts & Plugs 7s, Vol 1 (2015) (Hearts and Plugs)
  • SUSTO Stories (2018) (Missing Piece Records, ACID BOYS)


  • Chillin' On The Beach With My Best Friend Jesus Christ (2016) (Hearts and Plugs)
  • R.I.P. Santa (2017) (Missing Piece Records, ACID BOYS)


  1. ^ Hale, Clint. "SUSTO's Justin Osborne Has Finally Found Life's Middle Ground". Houston Press. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. ^ SUSTO (2018). Bio / Team. Retrieved from
  3. ^ Ibrahim, Banu. "SUSTO is taking Americana music in a brand new direction". AOL. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  4. ^ Bowers, Paul. "New SUSTO album tells tales of religious doubt and Cuban weddings". Charleston City Paper. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Saturday Sessions: Susto performs "Jah Werx"". CBS News. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  6. ^ Brennan, Collin. "Alt-country outfit SUSTO share expansive new album, & I'm Fine Today: Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  7. ^ Voyce, Maceagon. "SUSTO IS JUST "CHILLIN' ON THE BEACH WITH MY BEST FRIEND JESUS CHRIST" (PREMIERE)". Nerdist. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  8. ^ Moyer, Matthew. "Ghostly folk group Susto are here to break hearts". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  9. ^ Huber, Chris. "SUSTO Announce New Album, Release "Homeboy"". Extra Chill. Retrieved 24 Jan 2019.
  10. ^ Oyer, Kalyn. "High Water Festival Day 2: the bands". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  11. ^ Sullivan, Sully. "Do512 Schedule: Susto Official". Retrieved 22 March 2019.