From Nancy and Steve on “Country Doctor” (below):
“These days complex arrangements, over-dubbing and trendy accompaniment can adulterate a song's message and, more telling, the feelings that musical art, at its best, has the power to convey.
Ms. Susan's lyrical story of Dr. Nancy's life work turns the listener's attention to the 'love' channel in the traditions of Holly Near and Kate Wolf. We see, again, that "simple is beautiful” when the intent is to have the listener feel what an artist sees and feels.
The simple charm of this song was the best birthday present ever, and brought tears to our eyes."
From Adanta and Luis on "Ixaya's Birthday Song" and "Lily of the Valley" (below):
Susan Shann has brought so much light and joy to my family's life through her music. It is more than just music though. It is her seemingly effortless and abundant way with translating feeling and love into poetry and lyrics that can stand alone, or be put to music. She has recently created two very special pieces of art for my children's birthdays that I know they will cherish forever! My son Ixaya (13) was in tears about his song (Ixayas Birthday Song) and my daughter Alheli aka Lily sings her song almost daily (Lily of the Valley).
I appreciate the artistry that Susan continues to bless our lives with, and look forward to many more years of enjoyment and love!
From Sheri on "Silversonix (We're all the Rage)" (below):
“I requested a theme song for our band, Silversonix, and in two days time, Susan knocked it out of the park! She captured our spirit and desired message perfectly. All members of the band liked it- which is no small feat as we play all kinds of music and have varied tastes in genres and styles. We plan to open all of our shows with it.”
From Theron on "I See You" (below):
"Okay, I'll admit it - I cried the first time I heard this song. I can't imagine having received a more perfect love song, or one that captured the essence of who I am, or who we are together. I am forever grateful for this beautiful song."
From Arthur P. on “Angelina” (below):
"I wanted to get something really special for my wife Angie, for our 30th wedding anniversary. A friend told me about Susan’s custom songs, and I decided to try it. She walked me through the process with kindness, patience and great attention to detail, and turned our story into an amazing song that captures exactly who we are. I’m into astronomy, Angie is an actress in local theatre. Somehow Susan wove all these different strands of our life together seamlessly. We both fell in love with the song the moment we heard it!"
Below is an example of a custom song video. In this case, it was for my husband's nephew Ixaya. I found out from his mom on Monday, March 1st that his birthday was Wednesday, March 3rd (yikes!!), so gathered some information and "fun facts" about him, and set to work to get this to him by Wednesday. He LOVED it, and it was so fun to do!!