Susan Veit Heslin 17


Ellicott C US   Jan 2018

Artist Bio

Influences:   Joni Mitchell, Damien Rice, The Weepies, Lord Huron, Gregory Alan Isakov, Patti Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Jacob Collier, Nick Drake, Kenny Loggins, Sara Barielles, James Taylor, Lisa Hannigan, Ben Howard, The Head and the Heart, Ingrid Michaelson, Peter Bradley Adams, Iron and Wine

FAWM newbie in 2020. I write on guitar and piano. I am primarily a finger style player and love playing in different tunings. I also love collaborating!


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  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 5

    Thanks for listening to my collab songs "Until You" with cindyrella and with crisp1, "Where I want you / By My Side", really appreciate it!!

  • @lenigmusx1  Mar 4

    Thank you for the comments on “Golden Glass Eggshells”. I am actually a percussionist by trade. I love piano a write a lot of solo literature for it. I wish I could play my own stuff at full tempo. Alas much of it is done at 2/3 speed and then cranked up. I do play it all because midi mock ups of piano are generally lacking in phrasing and feel. I can’t wait to listen to your music!

  • @guatecoop  Mar 2

    Holy smokes! You’ve had a great fawm! I will be back for listening. I really appreciate you being on fawm for your music and support! It’s hard to describe what is so great about this, but your contributions are not and are 100% why fawm is so wonderful. Thank you!

  • @chroes  Mar 1

    Thank you so much for your super kind comment on "First Flight"! 😀

  • @gb9  Feb 28

    Thank you so much for the appreciation and kind comments on 'Time' 😀

  • @mandolinda  Feb 28

    Thanks for the lovely feedback. I like my mandolin, learning to play an instrument after retiring, has required a great learning curve. FAWM has really helped.

  • @tukayandryan  Feb 28

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Have had a listen and love 'Frozen'. I am now following them on spotify 😀

  • @serene123  Feb 25

    Lovely to meet you and thank you for commenting on my not angry just sad most of your musical influences too!!

  • @theseanovan  Feb 25

    Thank you for the comments on "Pretty Soon." I can't wait to check out your contributions and comment on them.

  • @mattwdunn Feb 22

    Thank you for the kind words

  • @jorh  Feb 21

    No worries - your songs are always a joy to listen to 😀 Fingers crossed - Can’t believe how fast February has gone ha!

  • @matthew62  Feb 21

    Susan, Thank you for listening and the kind comments regarding No Sign of Life and Gone.

  • @wrenarcher  Feb 21

    Wow... Susan.
    I am absolutely humbled at your comment and description of my little “ukulele identity” song.

    Thank you so, so very much. It means the world to me. And I hope the folks you share it with find a little solace and solidarity in hearing it. Thank you again.

  • @gregwere Feb 20

    Thanks for your warm and thoughtful comments on my song, One True Love. Much appreciated.

  • @gnashattack  Feb 20

    Thanks for listening to the collab I did with @saltyjohn, I Don't See You On the Menu. I literally have never written music to someone else's lyrics. It was so fun!

  • @jennakole  Feb 19

    Thank you so much for your thoughts on the latest one 💗 so encouraging

  • @anaezia Feb 18

    Thank you for listening to my song. It means a lot 😁😁

  • @artie Feb 17

    Susan, thank you so much for your lovely comment on "Space." I'm pleased with it, but it was kinda intense to write... maybe a bit too touching lol. I almost didn't post it for that reason.

  • @berni1954  Feb 17

    Glad you liked my "Indigo Flame". Thanks for your positive comments.

  • @dantanz1 Feb 17

    Thank you! I really appreciate your support. Sincerely, Dan

  • @georgelevitre1  Feb 17

    Thank you for your kind comment on my song:)!

  • @terriellen  Feb 16

    Thanks for your zonging my new song and for your kind comments.🥰

  • @crutherford  Feb 16

    Thank you for the lovely comments on It's a Rule Breaking Kinda Day.
    On Twitch you can find me here: cassandrarutherford
    It's a fun experiment - because I have no idea what I'm doing.. But there's some magic in it... Lifting the veil of songwriting and trying to figure out the process. I suggest every songwriter try doing it.

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 15

    Thanks for your kind comment on my collab with guatecoop!

  • @rbmarty000  Feb 14

    A belated thank you for your kind comments on Sidewalk.. Looks like you are putting some great tunes out there.

  • @jorh  Feb 13

    Ooo yeah I watched the documentary too, I love it! I find it so interesting to hear about people’s writing process and what inspired them to write it. Hopefully she’ll do another one for evermore 🤞

  • @jorh  Feb 13

    It’s is a splendid album - her melodies and lyrics are insanely good. It was the first one I got into of Taylor swift’s album too. She also released evermore a few months after, it took a little longer to grow on me, but know i love it as much as folklore. Check it out if you haven’t already - think my favourites are ‘tis the damn season’ and ‘cowboy like m

  • @gnashattack  Feb 13

    Thanks for all the comments and feedback on my songs. It makes a big difference to hear different perspectives and I truly appreciate you taking the time to write such thoughtful remarks!

  • @berni1954  Feb 11

    Glad you liked my Whaling song. I am not surprised you felt like you were in Ireland. Despite my English accent, I am an Irish citizen. I also used to be a semi-pro folk singer back in the early 1980s. So those "limited note" songs are in my blood.😁

  • @billwhite51 Feb 11

    thank you for your comments on your cruddy face its not a break up song. i never write break up songs because i dont believe in breaking up.every episode has its ending. it is pointless to whine about the things that by nature decay. it s only sad when death or sickness robs you of the beloved. no, this is the true story of my struggle with a mother-in-law who is tryng to steal my baby, going way beynd acceptable grandmother boundaries, and always tryng to force me to eat food she has cooked for me although i tell her i always dno my own cooking. and on the occasions when i have eaten the food she prepared, i invariably get sick.

  • @jrr1  Feb 10

    @sheslin thanks for your kind comments on my song keep smiling, love your picking style I like messing round with open tunings too, great piano playing as well!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 9

    Thank you so much for your kind comment.

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 9

    Hi and thanks again for stopping by my page. I decided to rename "Puzzle Holes" to "Puzzled" for now but do also like your suggestion for "Missing Pieces." Appreciate your thoughtful comments!

  • @berni1954  Feb 7

    Hi Susan, glad you liked my collab with Doug "Just One" thanks for the very positive comments.

  • @jorh  Feb 7

    Thanks again for your lovely comments Susan, you’re too kind 😀 I also love the ‘for a man like you mine’ and the pause/drop. I’ve just realised I’ve not watchlisted you, i wondered why I hadn’t seen your new songs!! I’ve corrected that now lol I’ll make sure i catch up on your songs 😀 And let’s collab soon!!

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 7

    Thank you for the listen on "I Won't Cry". Jordan definitely did a wonderful job on the lyrics and it was really fun doing a collab starting from with his idea and seeing what came of it.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 7

    Thank you for the listen and feedback on Remarkable Voyage! Looks like you're prolific already too, awesome FAWM!! Much appreciated 😀

  • @nadine Feb 7

    It's fine, that could happen to everybody when opening too many tabs. Your comments are gone.

  • @nadine Feb 7

    You probably meant somebody else when commenting my soundboard...

  • @kahlo2013 Feb 7

    Oh wow! I would really love that! Thank you!!!!!

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 6

    the one thing i can do without thought is rhyme, i used to do it as a kid to my brothers piano playing. I can speak rhyme non stop, if you said rhyme i could hold a whole conversation in rhyme! It buys me time to focus on other things in music i find far more challenging

  • @mikehex  Feb 5

    Thanks for the listen and kind comments on Shay!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 5

    I'm always afraid of weirding people out when I do that high register stuff. Thanks for the kind words!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 5

    Thank you! You certainly seem to be cruising right along. Very good. I will check back for some listening. Best wishes to you!

  • @jennakole  Feb 4

    Ah, no, I came in on Pele. She was tripping balls in a church in Ireland by then (HIGHLY recommend a youtube journey for a tiny doc about the making of Boys For Pele. It's remarkable... and by the sound of it, she is just barely tethered to this earthy plane in the best way).

    Some good friends of mine just moved to Ellicott City during the pandemic. I'm fairly familiar.

    I'm down west of Fredericksburg, VA. In the before times, trips to Richmond and DC for shows were a very regular practice.

  • @jennakole  Feb 4

    I didn't list so many people who are inspirations to me -- I kinda rushed through profile creation, heh. I always struggle with whether to put Kate Bush or Tori Amos... Like, I should put one or the other? Which came first or which came first for me? lol. Then there are all of the other genres that probably don't really show up as audible inspirations, you know? The internet is hard.

    I love Joni Mitchell, Damien Rice, Patti Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Lisa Hannigan... REALLY REALLY LOVE HER -- fun fact, saw DR at 9:30 club a thousand years ago and he was sick so she sang almost all of the songs by herself... it was such a treat (love DR of course, and was sad to not hear him, but that show was so unique). Then saw one of the most competently mixed small-ish venue shows of my life when LH played at... honestly now I can't remember the venue in DC... U Street Music Hall, maybe? Whatever the case it sounded pristine. Anyway -- you and I, my friend, have a lot of overlap 😀

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Feb 4

    Such a detailed comment on my song. Thank you! Really appreciate the time you've taken to listen and comment.

  • @sourcedecay  Feb 4

    Thank you for your comment on "Heavy Lie the Crowns"!

  • @rbmarty000  Feb 3

    Thank you for you kind and positive comments. I do like to rhyme if possible.
    I have included the recording on the link if you are interested.

  • @colgoo Feb 3

    Jordan’s lyrics to “Throwing Bombs Behind Enemy Lines” now have music, if you want a listen.

  • @abudabard12514  Feb 3

    Thank you for attempting to listen to my song and letting me know about the problem with the link, it should work fine now.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2

    Thanks so much for listening to "Eliza Jayne" and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate the listen! 😀

  • @jorh  Feb 2

    No worries - it was great! Looking forward to your other songs 😀 Yes would be fab to collaborate again this year!

  • @tabitha Feb 2

    Thank you for your comment. I only came across the tuning early last year. The only time I have seen it used is in music by a musician called Christof van der Ven.

  • @alyssa2 Feb 2

    Thank you for your kind words on my song. <3

  • @sarahspencer Feb 1

    Hi Susan! ❤️❤️❤️

  • @princesssavania Feb 1

    Thank you so much Susan!! Happy to see you in FAWM as well!

  • @jorh  Feb 1

    Thanks Susan you’re too kind! The “throwing bombs through enemy lines” was a late addition in the morning, my ‘I’ve been awake too long” brain didn’t want to play ball last night! Can see you’ve one on the board now, congrats 🥳 my takeaway is here no (first day fawm treat) but I’ll check it out later

  • @ttg105  Feb 1

    Hi, Susan. Thanks for the comment! I will look out for your first song. The tuning was CGCFCE (Nick Drake tuning), which is my absolute favorite. Lately, I've been experimenting with CGCGCE and capo-ing it so that everything's not in the same key. Sounds lovely!

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 1

    Thanks for your comment Susan. Hope you have a fun and productive Feb.

  • @jorh  Jan 27

    Fingers crossed - looking forward to it!

  • @jorh  Jan 24

    Good luck with FAWM if you returning this year 😀 Very much looking forward to hearing what you produce!