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Susan Ritchie

Her perfectly curated covers may draw you in, but her award-winning originals will cement your faith in the real artistry coming out of the Central CA Coast. Never hiding behind over-synthesized production or trendy vocal styles, Susan Ritchie’s soulful and pure voice will feel like a good whiskey on a foggy day - comfortable, uplifting and just the answer the day needed. 


Performing soul, blues, rock and folk, ringing with tones of Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, Susan Ritchie consistently grows her audience with both her intimate solo acoustic performances, and the uptempo sets backed by her full band of seasoned musicians. An accomplished guitarist, Ritchie’s rhythm and finger-picking styles are at the center of her songwriting and performances. Ritchie connects with her listeners through heartfelt songwriting and everyday experiences that wink to the experiences we all share. 

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"R&B/Blues genre winner Susan Ritchie delivered a blistering set off her terrific new album. She was clearly a crowd favorite and had them eating out of her hand with her sassy lyrics, bluesy tunes, and rich voice."

Glen Starkey, Music Editor, SLO New Times

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She's finally living her dream, to create and perform music full-time.

She's been playing guitar since she was 8, and writing songs since she was 11.

Serial house flipper.

Audiences love her, she reads the room perfectly.

Her husband makes amazing custom guitars.

She undertook a 52-week songwriting project, writing a song every week for a year and posting each song on YouTube.

Daily creative routine includes a mandatory beach walk with rescue pup Scarlett.

She's a master vintage clothing thrifter.

She always working towards optimal technique and sound: voice, guitar, songs, production. A dream!

Challenge her to a game of ping pong and be prepared to throw in the paddle.

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Susan Richie has been performing at my club for several years.  She started out doing open mic, and now she is a highly requested and revered performer, packing the house in the prime-time weekend music slots.  She is an adept guitarist, and her continually expanding vocal range- playing originals and soulful, long-loved covers- creates a groove that moves her audience.  Collaborating with other local fine musicians, she attracts an enthusiastic crowd wherever and whenever she plays.

-Charlie Puffer, Puffer's in Pismo


Tel: 805-994-9952

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