Susan Picking is a Long Beach singer/songwriter who hails from the midwest. After 15 years in sunny SoCal, she has recently relocated back to Michigan. She is a piano playing, Ukelele strumming singer who writes songs about life, but not necessarily how you usually think of it. Picking released her CD Down in Your Soul in February 2008. It is a soulful journey which cajoles the listener to ponder one's own path with a little humor. Susan Picking released a 3 track demo titled Take Three, consisting of two award winning songs. “Why” is show cased on the SongsAlive! 2009 CD Sampler, which is an internationally released compilation CD. Picking also won the Adult Contemporary category with this same song from the ISSA (Independent Songwriter’s Association) Song Writing contest in 2009. Picking’s song “Wonder in the Wander” also appears on Take Three. This song garnered 2nd prize in the 2009 RiverFolk Festival Songwriting Competition, in Manchester Michigan. Both of these will be featured on the next full length CD.
Picking is a distinctly original artist and her music showcases her Imaginative Energetic Spirit. Her songs are soulful, touching, and humorous, as is her live performance.