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Welcome to my site! Please feel free to look around, hear some sounds and find out where I'll be playing next...

Another day in the life 

We're getting ready for a brief trip to NC, well-deserved RnR, and a chance to see some friends. Been working a lot... there's not always enough time and energy for a serious music session. But I've learned to write in my head when working, and save ideas in my phone. Then I find little snippets of time in the morning or evening just to pick up the guitar and run through something. Every little bit counts. Just gotta keep believing and moving forward, do a little something every day. Hoping to get the fundraiser going as soon as we return.

Excited and slightly overwhelmed 

We've finally made the decision to go ahead and make an album with my producer. We've set a start date in late August and gotten some fantastic musicians on board. Looking at our budget, we realize we do not have enough to see this through to completion, so I'm in process of creating an "Indiegogo" fundraising campaign, along with this new website. It's a lot to do, and is feeling a bit overwhelming at the moment. But I know this efforts will be completely worthwhile once I get all the pieces in place. Onward and upward!

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Previous events

Feb17

Z Music House Concert

Franklin, TN

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.

Susan Shann BIRTHDAY BASH and CD RELEASE CELEBRATION

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Center for Spiritual Living Nashville, 6705 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209

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

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The Crying Wolf, 823 Woodland St., Nashville, TN 37206

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?

Susan Shann and the Brown's Gift Shop Revival Band at Lulu's!!

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Lulu's Cafe, 120 East Main St., Watertown, TN 37184

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!!

Love and Unity Under One Sun - Solar Eclipse Celebration

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Hadley Park, 1037 28th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208

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

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Lulu's Cafe, 120 E Main St., Watertown, TN 37184

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!!

Jun24

Same Old Song

The Basement, 1604 8th Ave. South, Nashville

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!!