From the bluesy opening notes of VAGABONDE to the French throughout, this album from renowned musician Susan Herndon is a treat.  It's got several of her own songs and a few other tracks, including a song with the late, great Tom Skinner.  It'll put a smile on your face from start to finish.  (Best albums of 2015)” - Jerry Wofford

Tulsa World

I've been following the progress of VAGABONDE since she launched the Kickstarter in December 2013, and I wondered how it would translate-- if you'll pardon the pun-- for a non-French speaker like me.  I'm happy to report the French-Okie English combination is as delightful as a warm croissant topped with Garden Club jelly.” - Brandy McDonnell

The Oklahoman

All Fall Down is a topper in Americana country. Beautiful songs, beautifully sung, beautiful accompaniment. Susan Herndon should be recognized and recognized by the Dutch fans. I enjoyed this fine CD.” - Fred Schmale

— Real Roots Cafe

A couple years ago I got a call to play drums on a CD for a girl singer I had never heard of. Her name was Susan Herndon. The musicians were all top shelf and we spent a couple days cutting some really wonderful material. The last song we recorded was this one ("The Bad Roads of Oklahoma".)  I must confess, I had a hard time finding the right groove to play and, as we drummers often joke, “That damn metronome kept slowing down!” All this kept me from really hearing what the song was about. Flash forward to about six months later, when I received a copy of the CD (All Fall Down) from Susan in the mail. It is really a great record (you should buy the whole darn thing), but that last song on it, the last one we recorded, and the one I couldn’t really hear, now absolutely floored me. It’s the story of a journey home to Tulsa from Texas and the thoughts going through the driver’s head. It’s the song you hear when you turn OFF the radio, and it is a doozy.” - David Sanger

American Profile

Susan Herndon sings the kind of songs that make you feel like hopping in your car, taking a long and leisurely drive through the Osage Hills, pondering the prairie and taking stock in the important things in life. There's something mystical about the voice, the stories and the music, almost as if Herndon successfully captures a world of experience into a brief moment in musical time....” - Maria Gus

— Bartlesville Monthly

The groove (of Land of the Living) has bopping panache. Her songwriting is characterized by simple charms... a sweetly innocent (vocal) style.” - Robert K. Oermann

— Music Row

According to her bio, singer-songwriter, Susan Herndon, began her music career during a stint living in France, which helps explain the flashes of a vaguely European je ne sais quoi that flicker throughout her fifth album, All Fall Down.  You can hear it in the slightly gypsy, jazzy sway of "Pull," the haunted chambers of "Dry Bones and Dust," and certainly in the way she sings "Vagabonde" in fluent French.  But it's her beloved home state of Oklahoma that figures most prominently here, from the flirty, "Oklahoma Girl" to the steely keep-it-together determination of "The Bad Roads of Oklahoma."  Similarly, her light and airy voice sounds most at home on the breezily irresistible "Lay Me Down" and the equally buoyant "Land of the Living"-- though Herndon and her two co-producers, Lloyd Maines and Bob Livingston are smart enough to keep the mix good and varied.  Of special note are the twilit, "Palestine," with its shimmering rivers of Maines' pedal steel, and the exceptionally lovely, "Everything to Me," which showcases Herndon's casual yet eloquent grace with a romantic piano ballad.” - Richard Skanse

— Lone Star Music Magazine

Her lyrics, melodies and the superb ears of Austin, Texas producers Lloyd Maines and Bob Livingston, make All Fall Down a delight to hear and behold.  From resigned yet hopeful longing, to joy, to introspective moments to the more lively yet ethereal qualities of the simple act of living in the joy of the moment, make this collection of songs more like an extended visit with a new friend, a kindred spirit... carrying a little country, some rock and roll, a little blues, a lot of folk, a little jazz and some bluegrass.... Watching Susan Herndon perform live is a lesson in joy.  She lights up the stage and becomes the animated embodiment of her own musical journey.  And she welcomes you in- to become very much a part of it.” - Rick Reiley

— The Corridor

... All Fall Down finds Herndon in great voice, with that smoky delivery of hers-- hearbreakingly intimate one moment, joyously buoyant the next-- accented by her trakemark predilection for occasionally letting a beat go by before jumping back in with the rest of a lyric, giving the impression of a skipped heartbeat.  And her compositions about life and love are, as always, rich with both insight and nuance, not to mention variety.  I can't think of anyone else but Herndon who would follow a number sung (and composed) in French with one about the multitude of sights, sounds and thoughts that have come to her while driving on, per the song's title, "The Bad Roads of Oklahoma.” - John Wooley

Oklahoma Magazine

Susan Herndon has just released the best music of her life with "All Fall Down."  Recorded in Austin with a great cast of musicians, it was produced by Texas legends Lloyd Maines and Bob Livingston.  From the opening song, "Land Of The Living" this set puts Susan in the forefront of roots oriented female artists, and actually much of it sets her apart from her peers.  She is as honest as any Okie I know, a cool jazz singer sometimes and a rootsy red dirt singer as well.   ” - Greg Johnson

— Blue Door Digest

“Herndon is something of a trailblazer, unfettered by labels or boundaries, skipping with ease between genres and showing hints of her inner bohemian. The fact that she often sings in French as well only adds to her already eclectic and independent image…. The most elemental factor of Herndon’s appeal: quite simply, she has one of the sweetest and most comforting voices in Tulsa music. Of course it doesn’t hurt that she’s also a gifted songwriter… With her latest CD, “1,000 PIES”, Susan continues to refine her craft as she presents perhaps her most concise and cohesive album to date. Even as she glides between styles, touching on roots rock (‘At the End of the Day’), jazz (‘On My Way’), country (‘There Is No End To My Love For You’) and smoldering blues-rock (‘King’s River’), the disc never sounds disjointed as Herndon sings from the heart and paints a picture of the people, relationships and landscape around her... Only Herndon can blend such disparate elements so well and leave a listener wanting more instead of running for cover. The key, truly, is in the honesty of Susan’s songwriting...Yes, the new album shows that Herndon possesses the pop sensibilities of Sheryl Crow, the lyrical prowess of Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones, the swagger of Chrissy Hynde and the elegance of Emmylou Harris. More importantly, though, it reaffirms Herndon’s rightful place in Tulsa’s music scene as an extraordinary songwriter and one of the sweetest female voices in the region.” - G. K. Hizer

— Urban Tulsa