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Award winning singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton is recording her third family album, and you can be a part of it, too!
Award winning singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton is recording her third family album, and you can be a part of it, too!
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Hi. I’m Suzi Shelton, and I make music for kids. 

I am excited to say that I’m recording my third family album called “Smile In My Heart,” and I can’t wait to share it with you! 

We’re working hard finishing up these 12 new songs, and 3 music videos...including one that was filmed right here in Brooklyn, NY at our local fire station, Ladder 122. The song "Go, Fire Truck, Go," was co-written by a 4 year old student of mine, named Henry Rivetti, along with my friend Jon Samson, and it has become one of our most requested songs.  

The songs on this album are a mix of original and traditional music. Many of the original songs were inspired by my family and the families in my life. The traditional dance tunes have both banjo and fiddle and are just right for grabbing a partner and taking to the dance floor. There is a little bit for everyone.  

I feel so lucky to have such an amazing group of musicians, producers, artists, directors and friends contributing to the creative process of this album, along with my own family, who are always by my side - both onstage and off. The whole album comes together, however, by my awesome producer Marc Bazerman. I am truly grateful. 

Everyone plays such an important role. Including YOU! 

Any contribution that you can give will help to offset production costs, and get us closer to reaching our goal to make "Smile In My Heart" a reality.  I’ll keep you updated along the way so that you can stay in touch with me and be a part of the progress. You will get to hear the new songs and see the music videos before anyone else! 

I have been making music for kids for over 10 + years, and I can't tell you how much it means to me to have the support from my fans.  Seeing little faces light up and watching families dancing together brings me so much joy.  It is what it's all about for me. My wish is to continue to bring positive and upbeat music to families, and I know with your help, I will be able to do just that. We hope to bring "Smile In My Heart" into your home sometime in May, 2014. 

Thanks for listening and for your support. As always, it means so much to me.   

Peace and Love,

Suzi ;)

The Suzi Shelton Band
The Suzi Shelton Band

credits: Band photos - Meredith Zinner Photography

Video clips - "Go, Fire Truck, Go" and "Tomboy In A Princess Dress," are produced by Roley Poley Productions and directed by Dave Coleman. "Cinnamon Bear," is directed and produced by Divina Hasselman. Animation by Nurbanu Asena

Risks and challenges

It's always a challenge (and sometimes overwhelming) to go from inspiration to writing, to recording and producing an entire album, but I have the most amazing team supporting me! My last 2 albums "Simply Suzi" and "No Ordinary Day," produced by Dan Siegler, have been well received and have won some very prestigious awards, and I hope to keep the positive energy flowing. From my super-supportive family to the incredible musicians, artists, directors and producers (both for the music and the music videos)...I have a great group helping to put all of the pieces together for you.

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    Thank you for believing in our project! You get a BIG smile in my heart today.

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    Digital Download of the new album Smile In My Heart

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    Autographed copy of Smile In My Heart CD

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    Autographed CD plus Smile In My Heart WRISTBAND

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    Autographed CD plus sing a long COLORING BOOK (created by Dave Mitri)

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    Autographed CD plus HARMONICA

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    BUY ONE GIFT ONE - 2 autographed copies of CD. 1 to keep, 1 to give to someone special.

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    Autographed CD plus SuziMusic T (size subject to availability)

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    Autographed CD plus your very own CINNAMON BEAR!

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    SING WITH SUZI! Autographed CD plus Suzi will SKYPE with you for a 25 minute music session in your own home!
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    SUZIMUSIC MEGA MUSIC GIFT PACKAGE! Autographed copy of the new CD along with each of of Suzi's previous CD's/DVD, plus a sing a long COLORING BOOK (created by Dave Mitri).

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    SING WITH SUZI AND CINNAMON BEAR! Autographed CD plus a CINNAMON BEAR of your very own, a sing a long COLORING BOOK (created by Dave Mitri) and Suzi will SKYPE with you for a 25 minute music session in your own home!
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    BUY A BEAR, GIFT A BEAR! 2 Autographed CD's plus 2 CINNAMON BEARS! One set to keep, one set to give. Great for siblings! *FAN SUGGESTED*
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    SHARE A SMILE - 10 CD's ($50 savings) to pass along to your friends, classmates or family.

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    SKYPE A RAMA! Autographed CD plus plus 4 Skype Sessions in your own home. Wow! Skype sessions will be scheduled at an agreed upon date and time. Expires 1 year from funded date.

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    PRICE SLASHED! WAS $300! BE A GUMDROP FOR A DAY! You and your family will get a backstage pass, and you will get an autographed CD, a SuziMusic T (size subject to availability), and a chance to sing a song with Suzi and her band onstage for a live NYC show! Concert will be a pre-scheduled show and must be a NYC location. Expires 1 year from funded date.

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    MUSICAL PLAYDATE! Suzi will come to your home or school and play a 40 minute interactive show. Includes 10 CD's! Perfect for children between 2-8 years of age. Great for a birthday party! Maximum of 20 kids. Playdate scheduled at an agreed upon date. Expires 1 year from funded date. NYC area only.

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    DONATE A CONCERT! There are many schools or organizations that would love a musical performance, but don't have the extra funds. You can make this 45 minute concert with Suzi and one other musician happen! You will also receive an autographed copy of the CD and thank you note from Suzi for paying it forward. Perfect for children ages 2-10 years old. Concert will be scheduled at an agreed upon date. Expires 1 year from funded date. NYC or Tri-State area only.

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    PRICE SLASHED! WAS $1,500 - LET'S ROCK! Looking for that end of the year party or concert for your school? Need to really rock your child's next birthday? Suzi and two other musicians will perform a 45 minute ROCKIN' CONCERT for your home or school. Includes 10 CD's for guests or classrooms. Perfect for children ages 2-10 years old. Concert will be scheduled at an agreed upon date. Expires 1 year from funded date. NYC or Tri-State area only please, or travel expenses and accommodations will be added.

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    PARTY WITH THE BAND! Suzi and her band will perform a personalized 60 minute concert for your home or school plus 10 CD's for guests or classrooms! Plus, you get to SING A SONG with the band onstage. So fun! Perfect for children ages 2-10 years old. Concert will be scheduled at an agreed upon date. NYC or Tri-State area only please, or travel expenses and accommodations will be added.

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