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All it takes is one listen to singer/songwriter Susan Barth’s music and you’ll be both delighted and captivated by it. With a retro songwriting style and a voice described by the International News Agency as “sultry and sensuous, imbued with sincere emotions and a refreshing rebellious flair,” she’s at the top of her game. Susan Barth has carved a place for herself in the genre of Adult Contemporary music that recalls the glory days of 60's and 70's pop music. When asked, she describes it as "Retro - Melodic Pop with a sad side".

Although chiming guitars and eminently catchy choruses make her music instantly endearing, beneath an iridescent pop sparkle lies a dense shadowland. Clever songwriting and arrangement, catchy hooks and well placed instrumental parts are a feature of her latest album "Songs from the Suburbs," to be released in early 2010.

Susan's first three CDs captured the attention of the music industry, earning accolades. Her songs have landed in the finals in numerous songwriting contests, including the UK Songwriting Contest, Billboard Songwriting Contest and Unisong Song Contest. Susan was named Runner Up for Songwriter of the Year in 2006 and 2007 by DIY, one of the most respected indie artist networks, which also chose "Wonderland" as the 2005 Runner Up for Album of the Year. Susan has also been awarded 7 ASCAP Songwriting Merit Awards over the last few years. Her track "Perfect Storm" is expected to make the semi-finals for the Unisong 2009 contest.

Susan's unique musical style has also garnered the attention of radio and TV, with prominent UK station Pulse Radio placing the "Wonderland" track in their Top Ten for over 6 months, including 3 weeks at #1. The track "Almost Did It" made it onto NPR radio as a pick of the week.

Susan's music is slated to appear on the Sounds Like Café Compilation CD for the 2009 Holidays in Australia, while hit WB TV series "Smallville" utilized the track "Feel Like A Man" from the album "This Thing" to underscore on-screen action. That same track was also awarded 2nd place in Billboard's Annual Songwriting Contest. She recently inked licensing deals with a trio of powerhouse companies who keep Hollywood supplied with songs.

Susan occasionally performs at Los Angeles clubs like The Gig, The Mint, Molly Malone's and Genghis Cohen, sometimes as a solo performer, and sometimes with an eclectic mix of musicians drawn from a few close friends and some of L.A.'s finest session players.