I was thrilled and honored to find out on Dec. 31st, 2017, that three of my songs took honors in the 2017 MASC Songwriting Contest: "Compass", co-written with my friend Robin Hackett, received "Honorable Mention" in the Pop category, "Unbroken" received "Honorable Mention" in the Gospel category, and "Stand Down" is a finalist in the Country category! How exciting isTHAT?!! Nice way to ring in the New Year!!
Welcome to my site! Please feel free to look around, hear some sounds and find out where I'll be playing next...
"Tunesmithing" Songwriter Showcase
Chuck Whiting's monthly showcase of local artists. Beginning at 7pm, this show will feature 30 min. sets by Sarah Defors, Gordon Ellis, Mike Mitchell, yours truly, and Jamie and Tamara Whiting, in that order.
Access Film Music Showcase
Assembly 1, ITR w / Mara Levine and Brant Miller
Earth Day Concert with Susan Shann
I'm looking forward to celebrating Earth Day by sharing a mix of spiritual, earth-centered and just plain fun songs with the good folks at Unity of Louisville! Suggested love donation $15.
Special guest @ CSLN
Performing w the fabulous band at CSLN. Always uplifting and energizing!
Z Music House Concert
Excited to have the honor of opening for two amazing songwriters: Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman, at this beautiful private venue in Franklin, TN. For info. / to attend, contact me through this site. Doors at 6, music at 7:30. Potluck and BYOB. $20 at the door.
Perry House Concert
Excited to share an evening of music with friends. No cover, love donations welcome. Coffee and tea available, BYOB other stuff. Bring a snack to share, or just yourself.
Susan Shann - solo acoustic
Playing an hour set of originals at one of the coolest (and only) Cajun restaurants around. Great food, great people! Come on out!!
Susan Shann BIRTHDAY BASH and CD RELEASE CELEBRATION
So excited to finally have "Rhythm of the Road" DONE and a CD release party scheduled, at one of my favorite places in town, Center for spiritual Living Nashville. The evening starts with an open mic at 7pm (sign-ups begin at 6:30), followed by two WONDERFUL openers: Amanda Williams, Grammy nominated songwriter at 7:45pm, and Brown's Gift Shop Revival, a rootsy. bluesy Americana jam at 8:10. Main show starts at 8:40. I'm honored to have stellar musicians and friends Andy Peake on drums, Lance Hoppen on bass, Will Barrow on keys, Eddie Heinzelman and Jeff Zona on guitars, and Yvonne smith on background vocals. I actually get to just SING this time!! Too cool... Can't wait to share this album with you!!!
"Songnest Live" at the Crying Wolf
Excited to be part of this weekly writers-in-the-round event, hosted by Craig Lackey and Ken Veltz in the hip east Nashville bar "The Crying Wolf". I'll be joined by fellow songwriters Marcus Pearson and Roger Jaeger. Great sound, awesome talent, laid-back vibe, stupendous burgers. What's not to love?
Special Guest at Unity of Music City
Very happy to be a special guest and share some music with my friends at Unity of Music City once again. Come be inspired by an uplifting service and musical celebration!
Susan Shann and the Brown's Gift Shop Revival Band at Lulu's!!
I'll be trading acoustic song sets once again with my good friends Mark Meadors, Brian Mooney, Martin VanTassle and Lucas Kettner of the Brown's Gift Shop Revival Band. They're hip, funky, cool, kinda bluesy... they'll make you a fan! Me, I'll just do what I do and hope you like it!!
Old School's Neighborhood Night
Playing a feature set of music for the "Neighborhood Social" night in the bar at Old School, hosted by Jason Courson.
Love and Unity Under One Sun - Solar Eclipse Celebration
In observance of the once-in- a-lifetime solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, Tennessee Activist Coalition, Nashville Peace & Justice, New Earth Matters TN and other community partner organizations are coming together in Hadley Park for song, dance and inspiration from 10AM till 3PM.
Some of Tennessee’s most distinctive performing artists as well as notable progressive speakers will take to the stage to lift up peace, justice, equality, sustainability and goodwill. With an emphasis on the multi-cultural and richly diverse city that is Nashville, Love & Unity Under One Sun will provide entertainment, food and community from the wide array of citizens who call Nashville home. This is a celebration of the best of who we are; shining a positive light on humankind.
Lightwave Solar will be providing FREE NASA Official Eclipse Glasses for attendees. Please be sure to pre-register for yours at link below.
Pre-register for glasses: http://bit.ly/2tkCLIf
Donate a minimum of $10 and receive a souvenir event poster. Donations go towards event costs (The organizers thank you in advance). Visual for poster coming soon.
Donate here: http://bit.ly/2tTEm4C
Susan Shann and Brown's Gift Shop Revival Band at Lulu's Cafe
If you've never been to Lulu's Cafe, it's a really fun, hip little eaterie and music venue in Watertown, TN - about 45 min. east of Nashville. I'm looking forward to playing there this Sat., July 29th, from 7-10pm with my good friends from "Brown's Gift Shop Revival Band": Mark Meadors, Brian Mooney, Martin VanTassle and Lucas Ketner, doing their funky, bluesy, groovy acoustic thing. We will alternate sets (I'm solo), mix n match, lay it down and have a blast! Any of my Nashvegas friends brave enought to make the journey and come join us? We'd love to see you!!
Special guest performer at MCCSL
Joining my family at Music City Center for Spiritual Living for a wonderful message with Rev.'s Michael and Dyann Woody and smokin' hot music with Larry Faragalli and the "McSizzle" band (and yours truly)! Come be part of the fun!
Special guest at CSLN
Excited to be joining my friends at CSLN once again for a morning of spiritual community, an inspiring lesson from Rev. Mitch and great music w Max Niederle and the CSLN band! Service starts at 11am.
Same Old Song
Hosted by JJ Jones, this promises to be a fun, strange night in which there will be numerous, humorous variations on one theme: the song "These Boots Are Made for Walking", written by Lee Hazlewood and made famous by Nancy Sinatra. Come on out and see just how weirdly creative we can be!!
Special Guest Performer at MCCSL
Come to Music City Center for Spiritual Living and be inspired by the uplifting talk from Reverends Michael or Dyann Woody as well as the music. It's always an honor to perform for this wonderful spiritual community! Service begins at 11, and I will be performing two songs.