My Swedish American friend and musician, Garfield Brownson (aka Ben Brunnson), I perform a lot with and I enjoyed performing at Fiddlin Fish on Trade St. this summer. This was the first time I performed with a soprano ukulele and electric guitar (37th birthday present) with vocals of originals and covers (some with distortion) with Garfield on bass and sharing some Rolling Stones covers.
“Dreams” – The Cranberries “Iris” – The Goo Goo Dolls
“Cornflake (Dot Dot Dot)” – Susan BoYoung Bailey
“All You Wanted” – Michelle Branch
“Avoid Coronavirus” – Susan BB Schabacker
“Glycerine” – Bush
“Together in Spirit” – Susan BB Schabacker
“Let Us Unite” – Susan BB Schabacker
“Raise The Bar” – Susan BoYoung Bailey
“Sweep Me Into Love” – Susan BoYoung Bailey
“Make You Feel My Love” – Bob Dylan (popularized also by Adele)
“Your Turn” – Susan BoYoung Bailey
“Under The Bridge” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers (abbreviated version)
“Red Flags White Flag” – Susan BB Schabacker (7th album, Growing Seeds in Mama’s Garden of Love)
Enjoyed backing Garfield Brownson (on guitar with vocals performing Rolling Stones’ cover songs) with percussion, including a special cajon (originally from Thailand + locally from Salem Music), hihat (with rods from Love That Music in Kernersville), and tambourine.
“Angie” – The Rolling Stones
“Not Fade Away” – The Rolling Stones
“Paint it Black” – The Rolling Stones
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – The Rolling Stones
“Gimme Shelter” – The Rolling Stones
Thanks to everyone for support and encouragement and please stay in the loop with more music + musical mission updates on my music blog site and Facebook music page. Special thanks to Richard Phillips for the still and vid footage (seen above and below) and all our friends who came out to the show.
With the recent passing of a strong prayer warrior friend and mother of two, who I dedicated a song to on my 7th album, Growing Seeds in Mama’s Garden of Love, (to support Salem Pregnancy) due to cancer that we will continue combatting together, I continue on. I also have another beloved friend and mentor who has shaped my spiritual journey who’s suffering from cancer. And, Gary Maverick’s beautiful wife, Debbie, is no longer with us (but in a better place) and I’m in the process of working on a special tribute song dedicated to her.
Thankfully, there’s some good news to share about The Gary Maverick Band that I’ll relay to you later about the possibility of joining their band. BTW – they are currently in the search for a full-time lead guitarist to perform (and record with), so please message or email Gary if you’re interested. And when they fill the role of guitarist, they’ll consider adding another member of the band (namely and gratefully, me). Artimus Pyle (Lynard Skynard and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame drummer) is still the eldest member and if I join their band, I’ll be the second youngest.
Part 2: pop rock/alternative rock/folk rock/blues rock
Hopefully you’re used to me being fashionably late, but I choose to view time a little differently and use it to our advantage. I agree there are times when release dates should be strictly adhered to, but in this particular case, it will be beneficial to us all to extend this 8th album to the end of 2022 to wrap up with. I view it as a win/win.
There are more opportunities for collaborations with musical talent, teaming up on creative contributions, more exposure for cancer awareness and research, and more support for the NFCR to back these humanitarian efforts. Special thanks to all our talented and heartfull collaborators and contributors, who’ve committed to making this possible. Here’s an article in FW (Forsyth Woman) that goes in depth with the creative songwriting and shaping process and an article here on combining creative forces to combat cancer in NFCR’s blog.
And, FYI : This won’t be my full-time job this summer, as I do also have other important projects I must also attend to, including my tea business (Tea-lation), writing, and etc., but this is still an important part of my musical mission.
Also, still working out the planning and specific logistics, but I’m also excited about the ideal opportunity (and hopefully dream come true) to collaborate with New Brunswick singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer, Sharief Hobley, and do some recording at his studio in NJ. Not sure of the exact time frame yet or specifics, but look forward to keeping you posted. . .
Certainly not trying to name drop to brag in any way, but just give him credit for his work and share some of the established artists he’s worked with, including: Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Kanye, and Rufus Wainwright, to name a few.
Enjoyed performing in the Footnote breezway by Foothills for our second show this May 6, 2022 a 3-hour acoustic set with my Swedish American bassist, who also played guitar for a few songs at the end. We are looking forward to being back here for our 3rd show in the fall, probably in September, so stay tuned here and on my music page on FB.(Social butterfly’s/songbird’s commentary introducing songs is included in the vid below).
Songs by Susan BB Schabacker Footnote Setlist:
Cornflake (Dot Dot Dot)” “All You Wanted” – Michelle Branch “Raise The Bar” “Sweep Me Into Love” “Make You Feel My Love” – Bob Dylan “Your Turn” “Blue Sky Through The Branches” “Photograph” – Ed Sheeran “One Thing You Said” “Let Us Unite” “Such Great Heights” – The Postal Service “For Us” “Opportunity Knocks” “When You Say Nothing At All” – Alison Krauss “Together in Spirit” “Someone Like You” – Adele “Reflections in Your Eyes” “Glimpses” “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw “Home in My Heart” “Broken Heart Bleed” “Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen “A Missing Link” “My Hearts Beating” “House of The Rising Sun” – The Animals
Special thanks to Richard for his photography and support.
Hope you’ll join us tonight, Fri eve from 7pm – 10 pm in the breezeway between Footnote Coffee & Cocktails and Foothills on W. Fourth St. downtown WS (Winston-Salem), NC. Here is the event invite on FB: https://fb.me/e/2ggcr4PDX Come enjoy some sips and songs and check out the handpainted merch of CD coasters and earrings handcrafted by Susan, along with digital download cards. Be sure to pick up a biz card and stay in touch!
My Swedish American bassist and forever friend will be sharing LIVE music of originals and covers in a 3 hour acoustic set with folk/americana/country/alternative rock genres. Here’s our set list for this eve:
Finally got my Drumset submission in for my second year submitting to HLAG (Hit Like A Girl) Hit Like A Girl Contest global female drummer competition.
I’m drumming here to a collection of short and sweet sound clips from original songs I’ve created, mixed, and mastered. Special thanks to Richard Phillips for his videography in his green screen studio and I worked really hard on the vr (virtual reality) editing.
“I love getting into the music zone, going with the flow, and letting the melody take me on an exciting journey, like no other, that’s a creative process of spontaneous mindfulness. It allows for full freedom of creative and artistic expression that’s free form, without limits.
Drumming is essential to me, as the rhythms of life, giving each song an essential heartbeat that keeps it alive and in motion; vital and vibrant. Drums are an essential and precious part of my life I have truly benefited from, also an important form of music therapy, helping me heal and recover from ongoing traumas of a non-epileptic seizure disorder, past abuse, and mental illness diagnoses.”
It’s time to celebrate with this original electronic song “Time to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day,” hopefully your call to action. Read the lyrics below on the many reasons to celebrate this Christian, Irish holiday!
“Time to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day” – Susan BB Schabacker
Hey I’m trying to be mean
But you will get pinched
If you’re not wearing green
I love shamrocking the shamrock
But that’s enough enough talk
It’s St. Patty’s Day
Hooray and yay
Time to celebrate and festively create
With sparkly green glitter
DIY arts and crafts
A pint or two of Guinness
An Irish tune that makes us dance
Perhaps we will get lucky
As a 4-leaf clover and meet a lepruchan
But not from a horror film
But a friendly fellow wearing green
Crossing the rainbow
Leading to a pot o gold
From Irish oatmeal with Irish butter
To Irish soda bread whatever Irish dishes
You’re enjoying I’m sure you’ll be well fed
And there’s always Irish breakfast
When you fancy a cuppa tea
But please just be sure
You don’t just make one for yourself
What about me one for you and one for me
On St. Pattys Day
We may party hard
But let’s remember
The true reason behind
Why the message of the Gospel
And the promise of true hope
The spread of God through Ireland
Is an important part
Just like this special song I wrote
It’s St. Patty’s Day
It’s time to celebrate
So why wait
Credits: Lyrics, vocals, drums, mixing, and mastering:
Susan is working on mixing and mastering. Included as compilation contributions are “Flyin Hopes” by Artimus Pyle (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Lynard Skynard’s drummer) and “Dizzy Spells Revelation” by Amos Fisher (music therapist, UNCSA (University of NC School of the Arts) alumn and collaborator. 2 different versions of another original song by Amos titled “In There” that Susan sings on will be also be included, with the acoustic version as a single.
This is an ideal time to back an ideal charitable non-profit organization, committed to cultivating cancer awareness and enabling life-saving research. Please consider downloading and sharing this album, along with this blog post, as we team up to combat cancer. Thanks always for your support and encouragement along my musical mission.
It’s not just a concept represented by a heart symbol that’s been commercialized by a one-day holiday. Love is all we need, as the Beatles shared and , so on this special Valentine’s Day, may you experience and express true love; real love and feel it through and through.
However difficult your struggles or deep your suffering, love is the glue that sticks those broken pieces back together. Through love we experience freedom of being embraced and supported, respected and appreciated. Here is an acoustic phone recording sharing of my original song “Your Love Can Set Me Free” on my Bandcamp.
Hope you’ll enjoy listening to and downloading Love Love Love Songs by Susan, my 6th album, also available on Apple music, Spotify, and other online music platforms.
To Love is an early album of mine with more songs on my fav 4-letter word. Here is To Love, released in 2016, on Spotify and Apple music.
Find more music updates on my Facebook music page @SBBSMusic and thanks always for your support and encouragement.
Happy Valentine’s with LOVE from
Susan BB Schabacker, Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Humanitarian