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Smith & Dragoman: Guestbook

David Schornagel

March 27, 2008

You have give the world a great gift with your music. I have been a fan ever since I heard "The Wayfarer". Your haunting melodies are food for the soul.

Don't stop feeding our souls.

Shaheen Amirtabar

March 16, 2008

I love the music.

Idris Schornagel

March 15, 2008

I have realy enjoyed the music I have just heard the most amazing thing is that you can feel the love that they are giving everyone through this wonderous sound please do not ever give it up God has given you all this wonderfull gift thankyou for sharing it with use all


February 26, 2008

Very touching music. Thank you.


February 24, 2008

Hi Brett
Brett, I just checked out the interview clip from your new dvd video & it's awesome dude! Brett, do you think when you start touring with Stink oops I mean Sting & Gabriel Peters, do you think you could get their autographs for me? I could sell them on EBAY for a fortune man & seeing as my goldfish needs a heart transplant that money would really come in handy! All the best to you & yours..& see what you can do about those autographs gold fish & I would forever be in your debt!
.....Garry Black (the artist formerly known as John)


February 19, 2008

Truly Inspiring!!


February 9, 2008


Marjan Jones

February 7, 2008

Your music is yet another beautiful ladder for the soul - truly such music helps the heart beat stronger for our Creator and uplifts our souls! I have been spreading your name and the gifts you share through music with my friends down under. Hope to see you here some day soon.

Bruce Gibson, Saskatoon

February 6, 2008

I viewed your video clips and I'm ... speechless! Wonderful!

Andrea Sabet

January 18, 2008

Oh my God! What incredibly beautiful music.

Afsaneh Jalali

January 10, 2008

I heard your music for the first time at 2007 Grand Canyon Baha'i Conference in Phoenix, AZ and i loved it. Such inspiring songs and beautiful music. I cried with the "Kiss the Rope" a song dedicated to Mona. I bought both of your CDs at the conference, but none has the music with your violinist who played at the conference. I don't even see his picture on this website. He was amazing.

Raksha Sen

December 25, 2007

Please can you do a concert here in New Zealand. PLease I would love to meet you and see you all perform live.
'Messenger' is one of them that i love the most..and always brought tears to my eye and has overwhelmed me each time i hear it.
thank you

Raksha Sen

December 25, 2007

Thank you for your beautiful songs. Always touches my heart and floods my eyes.
I only found out when I went to Serve at BWC, so it was quite recent, but im so glad i did hear your music and songs. absolutley wonderful ... very spiritual.

Thank you. I hope and pray that you keep on making music this uplifitng.


December 25, 2007


Ron Jacobs

December 9, 2007

Love your work and we are looking forward to your joining our Soul Food production on January 19 in Brantford.

Anees Khorram

November 22, 2007

I know you get requests from people all over to have concerts, but I would just love it, along with many others, if you came to Vancouver, Canada and performed. Warmest greetings.

Hamed Vahedi

November 14, 2007

Allah'u'abha dear friends,

Your music is priceless.. Please continue with your wonderful work.

God bless you
Thank you

Vahid Rezvani

November 12, 2007

I really do not know how I can thank you for making me feel like flying anytime listening to your music. "Divine Tapestry" is the one I love the most. We are all proud of you.
Thank you

Babak Ivoghlian

October 29, 2007

The first time I heard your music, my heart just melted right away... I also had a very strong spiritual feeling that your music was inspired by the Baha'i Faith and that just truly hit home when I read about it on your website.

Your music is truly divine and beautiful!
Thank you! :)


October 23, 2007

Your music went right in to my heart! Thank you!


September 28, 2007

Your songs are incredible, heartbreaking, priceless, amazing and perfect. I heard of your music from a friend, and I must say you have since become my favorite! As one Baha'i artist to another, you have truly gained my admiration and respect! Awesome job, guys!! :)


September 22, 2007

Friends! I must admit that I have fallen in love with your song "Kiss the Rope"! Please tell me where I can purchase this beautiful song. I'm also very grateful for all your efforts on creating a spiritual realm for thousands of souls out there. In truth, your work are needed for this world we are living in. Many thanks!


September 16, 2007

Under the Lote Tree is the most spiritual provoking cd I have ever heard. I constantly listen to, so much so that its starting to skip and i'll soon need to purchase a new one. Please, continue your efforts in creating transcending music.

In your debt,


September 2, 2007

You guys wear nice shirts! Your music is almost nice as your shirts....ok maybe nicer., your music does not have as many wrinkles as your shirts....what I am trying to awkwardly say is... SMOOTH DUDES SMOOTH!!

Keep up the wrinkle free work!

......Peace & love..........Johnny B. Black


August 24, 2007

Dear Friends, Allah'u'Abha
I found your music completely by accident and found myself stuck on your page replaying the songs over and over, it was such a delight to find out they were baha'i inspired songs. They are so incredibly beautiful, thank you from the bottom of my heart and best of luck for your musical endeavours.
With all my love, lina


August 2, 2007

I have seen a glimpse of my beloved that I had not seen before because of your music.Thank you with all my heart!


July 24, 2007

Love youre music! My favorite song is "The passing"! I have to lisen to you`re music every day, its spiritualy uplifting:-)


July 16, 2007

Allah'u'Abha, my companions!
I just wanted to voice my pleasure of Open the Gates. The first time I heard Divine Tapestry I was simply taken away when the last minute broke down the chains holding my soul inside this meek body. Singing and music truly are the spiritual foods of the hearts and souls of mankind!

Flora Wong

July 1, 2007

I really like your music and songs....your music and song really can uplift inner being and soul....:)


June 7, 2007

I have to concur with individual who felt Open the Gates could not be topped, Under the Lote Trees takes my soul to that same place over and over again. "With a word Nabil kindled the fire of love in his heart," your music truly is a veritable ladder for the soul and kindles that same love in my heart.

Fernando Zeledón

June 5, 2007

Allah'u'Abha Friends:
Thank you for every words in the CD, i'm from El Salvador (central america) and most prefer and make me cry is Most Pure!!! that song is the paradise
thank so much...God Blessing your efforts
Fernando Zeledón


May 29, 2007

I love your all songs, but the Darkest Pit, is really beautiful. One hardly keeps his eye-drops from falling, thanks for these inspiring and spiritual songs.


May 23, 2007

I am truly inspired with the music from Open the Gates. It brings life and touchers the soul of many listeners...

Heidi Last

May 21, 2007

As a fellow professional musician & Bahai, I cannot express how deeply touched I am by your haunting melodies & lyrics. You truly are all very gifted and blessed to be able to share this divine talent with people. Your music & lyrics are one more exquisite stairway to my soul. I look forward to hearing you in Guelph at your next concert.
Musically yours, Heidi Last


May 5, 2007

I find 'Divine Tapestry' to be very haunting and moving, without doubt your best song! Could you please publish the lyrics?

Shahab Meshki

May 4, 2007

Dear friends,

These songs are the most beautiful Baha'i inspired songs I have heard for years. I am recommending this to lots of my Baha'i and Non-Baha'i friends. I wish you His Blessings for the great work. It's a joy to listen to these wonderful songs.


Shahab from Kenya

Marlene Ramlal

May 1, 2007

Divine Tapestry and Lord of the Ages are probably the two most hauntingly beautiful tributes to Baha'u'llah that I've ever heard! They've touched my soul and now I'm sharing them, along with the rest of your music,with the friends from Trinidad and Tobago. Thank You For The Music!

Frieda Abrar

April 30, 2007

We heard your very beautiful song last saturday at the German convention (near Frankfurt) at the evening programme and we love it so much, and wanted to say hello. many greetings

Yasaman Shakiba

April 21, 2007

hmm.. I don't think words can describe, ...or do justice to the essence of the music you have all shared with the world.
i listen to your music on my ipod CONSTANTLY! :) and i feel more and more in love with Love matter what emotion i am going through.. it is TRULYYY soul-touching.

i'd like to thank you all for sharing with us this beauty.

and it was wonderful to see, and hear you perform at the Ridvan Celebration in kitchener!

much much baha'i love
x x x xo

Bob Grannis

April 8, 2007

May the Blessed Beauty always shower you with His grace, love and bounties! Your music is enthralling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugh Smiley

March 3, 2007

The song about the Bab always brings tears to my eyes. I rarely get past this one to listen to your other songs.


February 7, 2007

Allah'u'Abha dear talented ones! "Open the Gate" was superb musically, lyrically, spiritually...a fusion of musical styles, voices and instruments that exemplified the excellence and incredible creativity that can emerge with the application of spiritual principles to the projects we undertake. "Under the Lote Tree" is equally impressive and gratifying to listen to -- every day since I received it a week ago! Your CDs have so fueled my love for this Faith, taking me along a journey of inspiration and deepest gratitude toward the early believers, to whom we owe so very much. Moreover, they have enhanced Book Four study circles immensely. Warmest love and appreciation to all of you in the band, as well as to your families. I eagerly look forward to your future releases.


February 6, 2007

I like your song entitled "Kiss the Rope." For my taste, it seems like one of the most organic compositions from you oeuvre. Thank you!

E Kiyoko Nanni

January 17, 2007

I love your website, and your music! I have your first CD, "Open The Gates" and love it so much, I bought it for two others. I hope your second CD, 'Under The Lote Tree' will be available here at the World Centre as is your first CD. I'm certain it will fill me with that same feeling of elation and the deep sense of inspiration that has aided me to read the Writings, particularly about the early years of the Faith I love so deeply! Well done! Well done! I pray that your gift of music and the beautiful creation of the story of the Faith, the passion for it will continue to flow from you out to the world at large!
All the best and with deepest gratitude!


January 16, 2007

Let us know when you plan a trip "down under" ... NZ would love to have you visit sometime

Janice bowie

January 16, 2007

I cannot stop playing your cds - borrowed Open the gate (but I am buying my own copy through Unity Arts Today!) and received under the lote tree as a gift (when I became a Baha'i (January 11!)! Will be very excited to learn of any play dates close to Ottawa!


January 11, 2007

I've found it! The story goes..

I heard your music at last years youth conference (in australia) during devotions but didn't get any info/names of artists or songs. Now that i've found it im going straight to the temple book shop to see if they gots it!!!

Yous don't mind if i just sit on your website and listen to the samples like forever yeh?haha

peace, love and unity!

Leila Hedley

January 9, 2007

How can I put my feelings towards your two CDs into words? All I can say is that the music is extremely exquisite and appealing to listen to, I love the fact that you guys can mix beautiful music with the history and inspirational stories of the Baha'i Faith. It seems like every time I hear the songs I love and come to understand them more and more. They very often leave me in tears. Everytime I feel upset or angry, feel the urge to get inspiration or just want to feel your music, I listen to your CDs, and all the hatred or anxiety or whatever just rushes out and is replaced by love and compassion. My heart and soul is uplifted again and again each time I listen to your songs, and I feel as though I am in another world— a world where the music from the whole earth is brought together.
You were all remarkable during your concert during the SED conference in Orlando in December of last year, as well as actually meeting you in person, which was amazing.
Everything seems to fit perfectly together; the voices, guitars, pianos, drums, violin, pennywhistle, bass and everything else. It works together in perfect harmony.
I would like to thank you all for putting together the two CDs and inspiring thousands across the globe. You don't know how much they mean to me.
We are all anxiously awaiting your next CD, but no pressure. Just take your time, and I am sure I will fall in love with it as your other CDs.
With much love,
Leila and the Hedley family

Sam Murrray

January 6, 2007

Under The Lote Tree is a wonderfully mystical harmony of sounds. Thanks! It was nice meeting you guys at the conference.

Lunaé Parracho

January 4, 2007

Thank you for the wonderful music you have brought to life... I feel it deeply touched my spirit... Wish you the best and I hope someday you'll come here to Brasil for a concert.

nasrin azadeh

January 2, 2007

Under the Lote Tree takes you to the gardens of paradise. I enjoyed the feeling! Thank you for your efforts to make this CD.

Miguel Mori

January 1, 2007

Love the sound of the austrian ... great catch, voilin and arabic style chant and upbeat drums ... definetly give a reason alone to buy the cd

Gayl de Boer

January 1, 2007

I woiuld love to have a copy of your newest CD. Our "Baha'i Time" radio programme is now available online streaming through
and we use your music on it.
Radio Production team member, Gayl

Ray Rudolph

January 1, 2007

Thank you so much for all your work that inspires all of us. Since our commuity members saw you in Orlando 2 years ago we have all nearly worn out the 2 CD set. The new CD is off the chart and is such a wonderful addition. You touch our heaqrts and inspire us to higher levels of service. Thanks again--ray

Anne Skeaff

January 1, 2007

I recently discovered your music including Under the Lote Tree and I have been touched deeply. So now I listen to your music regularily. Music and narratives such as these should be recognized and appreciated as a vital part of ongoing human advancement transcending mere entertainment. Thank you for your luminous contribution.

Louis Brunet

December 28, 2006

Under The Lote-Tree has succeeded in capturing the magic once again!

The beautiful songs explore the multiple facets of the mystical relationship between man and the Divine Being. A moving exploration.

Musically, the album introduces new kinds of melodies (Badi, for example) and succeeds in offering a diversity of tunes, beautifully arranged and produced, while maintaining a unity of vision.

This album is a gem! I know I will listen to it a lot.

Martin and Irena Zeman

December 10, 2006

"Open gates" - Excellent project!! good luck!
Love, Martin and Irena Zeman

Naghmeh Moshtael

November 22, 2006

looking forward to your new CD. please know that your first CD is amply used in our study circles! And we all love it.

chris chruch

November 21, 2006

sorry i'll miss you guys in orlando....i'm knee deep in street rats with the musical oliver....can't wait for the cd!

November 11, 2006

KEvin doyle rocks!!!

Ian Dowdell

October 29, 2006

Hi Mike
Long way from Midland eh???
Love your music... when is that new CD coming out??? Will try to drop in to see you and John A. next time we are in Guelph. Love Ian & Georgina

Rolando Aguilera

October 20, 2006

The thoughtful creativeness, meticulousness, and passion you bring to your work intrigues the listener and moves them to inquire of the people who inspired these heroic tales. I as well find myself amoungst these captivated souls....

Much respect,



October 15, 2006

Never before have my heart and soul been so tumultuously stirred, so rapidly uplifted towards the Glory of Perfection. Your music is like the river of life flowing through the valley of a desolate life. That it husbands the seeds of hearts in humanity into a garden of flourishing flowers covering the shores on each side is nothing short of a reflection through the hollow reed you live. I am in awe.....


October 12, 2006

Truly amazing. When I heard your voices rhapsodize the story of Sulayman Khan, my eyes overflowed with tears. And when I listened to the paean of Mulla Husayn, the limbs of body were set aflame with the fire of His love.

William R. Pagel

October 6, 2006

"Open the Gates" is so moving. Years ago Russ Garcia commented that there was no distinctive Baha'i music. Smith & Dragoman have provided us with music of this distinctive quality. Thank-you.

Shayan Majidy

October 5, 2006

Wow, some music you can just get lost into and you guys have such a gift to make that kind of music. Its crazy how anyone I know of who has ever listened to your CD regardless of age or origin can deeply enjoy it. It's refreshes me every time I listen to any song of your Album. I remember being on an a roughly 2 hours road trip late at night with my mom, dad and brother, We were all listening to our own walkman or mp3's separately and then my mom puts your CD into the cars stereo, and we all took out our head phones and listened to this CD together. “Open the Gates” is the only CD every member of my family enjoys. Beautiful I'm excited for the new CD.


September 26, 2006

I looooove all your songs!!!! I cant wait for the next CD to come out! Hurry up!! :D Oh and well done! I love Emily's voice!!!

Gayl de Boer

September 19, 2006

The OpenThe Gates double Album is such a beautiful piece of work -Soooo Good..... I trust you will bring out more - I'm addicted and waiting
Gayl/ New Zealand

July 11, 2006

Your music breaks the boundaries between the East and the West. Heartbreakingly beautiful, haunting and inspirational, it fills one's soul with the spirit of those long gone. It stirs up visions of strength, courage and faith. Thank you...


Barbra Levine

July 10, 2006

Eagerly, patiently, longingly awaiting your next album!

Marpha Domingo-Mariapan

June 26, 2006

Wonderful music!!! To be very honest, its my first time to hear about you and your songs. You sound wonderful and your compositions are great. Next step for me is to find out if your CD can be delivered here in Cambodia.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Saphira Rameshfar

June 24, 2006

Absolutely beautiful. You guys give me goosebumps... Love Saphira

Jonathan Hancock

June 24, 2006

I'd just like to say how great your music is. Really inspirational. I would love to be able to produce music like yours one day.
I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of another CD.

nasrin vafaie

June 13, 2006

loooooooove your music and your voices


June 10, 2006

I love the new look of your website, and all the features it has. It is wonderful! Congratulations!


June 10, 2006

Nice new look guys! Great website.
Can't wait for the launch of CD #2
something profound and wise...
love ya,

Louis Brunet

June 8, 2006

This is a very nice and fresh new look! Classy and tasteful.

Thanks for making the lyrics available in text format.

Our thoughts are with you as you work on the new songs.


Louis and Julie
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