Susan Ritchie is a singer/songwriter from the central coast of California.  Her songs are influenced by multiple genres - blues, rock, country, Americana, bluegrass, and jazz - and hearken back to the songwriters of Laurel Canyon.

With 30+ years of experience writing and performing, her songs have a sophisticated yet down-to-earth quality; they are as melodic and accessible as they are skillfully executed. 

Ritchie took a long hiatus from the public music scene, all the while quietly honing her guitar playing and songwriting in what amounted to about a decade-long wood-shedding period.  Her longing to record and perform again sparked a self-imposed 52-week songwriting challenge in which she wrote a song a week for a year and posted her weekly offerings on You Tube.  The challenge has culminated in her latest album, "52," an 11-song offering drawing mostly from the 52-week songwriting challenge.