The uncomprehended poet and recluse. Gentle by nature. Tragically passive. That's how writer-composer Carlisle Floyd described the character of Sam Polk, older brother to the title character in "Susannah" â€” and a person about to have his life upended, along with his sister's.
Tenor Brandon Jovanovich sings with aching beauty as his character explains to his younger sister the injustices of the world: "It's about the way people is made, I reckon, an' how they like to believe what's bad. How short they are on lovin' kindness. It must make the good Lord sad."
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