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Spiritual: Inspirational Folk: Singer/Songwriter Moods: Solo Female Artist Moods: Featuring Piano Moods: Type: Live Recordings

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Susan Savell

The 4 albums available here on CDBaby reflect a forty-year journey of singing to and with communities I have served along the way.

Some have been explicitly spiritual communities, like the Peace Church (1988), which led to the live recording of this community singing all of the songs I wrote for them over the seven years we participated in this interfaith gathering twice a month.

Other communities have been more social, working toward justice for children and youth through a statewide positive youth development movement called Communities for Children and Youth. This work led to the creation of Take My Hand (2003) when we needed to sing a song of comfort to the children who lost their loved ones on September 11, 2001.

Another community I have served, and been part of over these years, is the recovery community-- those brave souls who have struggled to overcome the impact of trauma and abuse through 12 step programs. We sang together for a live concert and together found that we can be successful at Recovering Joy (1990).

The first, and most sophisticated, of my recordings is a studio production that explores and celebrates women's spirituality. Taking images from many spiritual traditions to celebrate The Power of My Love for You (1986), this album is both contemplative on one side and upbeat on the other, featuring several songs well-known to members of the United Church of Christ (UCC), such as Carry it On and Mean Old Woman Blues, One of the songs, Mama Trilogy, was written for my mother as she was dying, and though recorded in 1986, is a timeless song that many continue to listen to today as they walk that path with their own beloveds. I invite you to take this journey with me, and with all of us.

You will notice that over these forty years my hair has turned grey, but my spirit is still young--laughing, praying and singing for you through the music that has been a true gift to me.

Thank you for listening. With love and gratitude, Rev. Susan Savell

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