All I Ever Wanted Was Everything features 13 original pop-rock tracks
"Susan Ruth’s fourth independent studio album, All I Ever Wanted Was Everything [co-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)
Surfacing to Breathe features 9 original pop-rock tracks
“…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)
“If you aren’t yet convinced of the quality that can be found in the indie music scene, Susan [Ruth] will put doubts to rest…She’s as good as anything major labels have to offer and in many cases far better. [Susan] has a power and presence of voice that turns mere listening into an experience. She is a songwriter’s songwriter…” - GoGirlsMusic.com
How to Say Goodbye features 8 original rock tracks
How to Say Goodbye piled up an impressive stack of awards. Susan received notable attention with this album's contemporary pop/rock songs. Thanks to her classically trained, high octane vocal range and hook-filled songwriting style, her blend of introspective and observational lyrics, dynamic melodies and textured rhythms has earned her comparisons to Pink, Sara Bareilles, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette and Annie Lennox.
"Susan has clearly been doing her songwriting homework, and never met a hook she didn't like...solid, creative, commercial and instantly memorable songs..." - L.A.'s DIY Reporter.
"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
How to Say Goodbye awards:
2001 & 2002 ASCAP Achievement Award Winner
XM Radio DIY Album of the Year (Los Angeles, CA)
Seattle Area Music Innovation & Excellence Awards:
Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year
2001 USA Songwriting Competition - Finalist, Rock category
FEMMUSIC.com Artist of the Year
XM Satellite Radio Artist of the Month
Disc Makers Independent Music World Series - Semi-Finalist