"Susan Ruth’s fourth independent studio album, All I Ever Wanted Was Everything, [produced by Susan Ruth and Jim Kimball] has just about everything for the contemporary pop/rock listener. Her voice is clear, strong and ‘adult’—a quality which sets her apart from many female artists in this genre...The songs themselves are well written with strong melodies and adult lyrics. Themes of happiness, loneliness and relationships are handled in a refreshingly non-teenage manner. Influences of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Vanessa Carlton and even U2 are evident. Most are musically in the pop/rock genre, arranged and played by a Nashville studio crew. As slick as the studio band is, the ballads (such as ‘When I Sleep’ and ‘All I Ever Wanted’) are particularly effective, largely performed as simple piano/vocal tracks...In all, this album is a very strong artistic statement from an experienced writer and performer. The world needs more artists like Susan Ruth." - Richard Niles (Grammy award winning arranger, writer, producer)
“The best artists know who they are and what they want to say. Susan knows exactly who she is and has her own unique style of making us see inside her world through her music...I think Susan pulls off something extremely difficult to do in writing...she is very intelligent with the lyric while keeping it simple...[The title track] 'All I Ever Wanted' [is] an emotional song and vocal performance...reminds me why I love music so much. We write and perform music to make people feel something. Excellent." – Dean Sams (from Lonestar)
"I like...Susan Ruth's album entitled "All I Ever Wanted Was Everything." The muscianship and singing is very seasoned. The songs are memorable as she prepared a good table of styles to taste. Susan's album is loaded with good production, passion in her voice with great singing, a well made CD design with wonderful photos and a tight band. I enjoy her melody skills too. I don't know why Susan's album is entitled "All I Ever Wanted Was Everything" because she does have it all in this album."
- Steve Pullara September 2014, GRAMMY Winning Producer
"We are all victims of history. If Susan [Ruth] had been born 30 years earlier, she would probably have been hailed as one of rock's leading and trail-blazing women heroines. She's more concerned with the performance and melody and clean sound than trying to make an eclectic 'statement.'...If Susan [Ruth]'s hungry, turned-away, beaten, depressed, needing, hoping, wanting sound isn't touched by brilliance, then neither is Madonna or Jewel or the two-name fe-rockers that have conquered the world…her talent will hold its own toward stardom."
- Ben Ohmart, Musicdish.com
“…It is [Ruth]'s voice that stands out the most to the listener – catchy guitar hooks, repeated to the point that the listener can no longer stay still. Need more proof that Susan [Ruth]'s the real thing?”
- KMTT, 103.7FM (Seattle)
“Susan [Ruth] is not only one of the finest singer/songwriters I’ve ever heard, but so lively and entertaining on the radio that we had her fill in for several weeks for a full time co-host. She has a star personality!” – Bob Rivers, The Bob Rivers Show (#1 morning show in Washington region) – KZOK 102.5FM
“Susan [Ruth] is an ambitious singer-songwriter with an appropriately aggressive take on pop/rock reminiscent of the artists [like] Sheryl Crow and Pink. Her vibrant, throaty contralto, classically-trained distinguishes her from her models. Standing in at 6' tall, she has commanding stage presence to match.
- Triple Door, Seattle, WA
“Compelling & sincere, contemporary pop-rock”
- Kings of A&R
“You don’t forget a voice like this… [Susan is] not afraid to experiment with music and dig for the real emotion with her lyrics…Most of her tracks are radio-ready pop-rock. But there are unexpected places where she starts to shift gears. That’s where I really started paying attention. Lyrics kept jumping out and connecting with me…You’ve been warned.”