“Songs come from Life” – Aretha Franklin

Some of us search our whole lives to uncover our true passion and purpose. And then there are people like Susan Arbuckle whose passion, purpose, and talent collide in such a way that something magical happens.

An Austin native, Susan took to the stage at an early age, and over the years, she’s established deep roots in blues and gospel music. Classically trained, Susan has gone on to lead, teach, perform, write and record music. Some of her original tunes have best been described as inspirational blues or “Light Blue.” Although, her reach goes well beyond blues and gospel, and she’s cultivated a powerful voice that today spans everything from jazz and rock to aria and lullaby. It’s this versatility that has led Susan to share the stage with notable musicians, such as Ruthie Foster, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Kelly Willis, Lloyd Maines, Shelley King, Patrice Pike, and Carolyn Wonderland.

Beyond her amazing stage presence, what makes Susan’s music so powerful is the passion behind it—and the understanding that her music’s true purpose is to connect, share, and promote the good that is in everyone. Her role is to, “Follow your Truth and others will be encouraged to do the same.” And, as a performer, it’s to tune into her audience and create an environment where everyone feels free to be themselves and have a good time.

“Music brings folks together across so many perceived boundaries, and I think that being versatile and flexible enables artists to connect with all types of people,” Susan says. “Hopefully, my music connects and sparks a common place within each of us. If that happens, we can all relate to each other on some level—no matter our history, our preferences, our status, or our goals.”

To experience Susan live, be sure to visit the calendar page for a list of upcoming performances. Or stop by the media page to check out videos from recent shows.

Venues Played:
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Austin Outlaws
Austin School of Performing Arts
Austin Street Renaming & Dedication
Balcones Executive Retreat Center
Bell Springs Winery
Book Woman
Buster’s BBQ in Lakeway
Carmello’s Restaurant
Carver Museum
Chisos Grill at The Hill Country Galleria
El Mercado
EmilyAnn Theatre, Wimberley, TX
First Friday Coffee House
Hanover’s Draught Haus
Heritage at Gaines Ranch
Hill Country Galleria – The Amphitheater
Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club
Hyatt Lost Pines Resort
Hyatt Regency – Downtown Austin
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
KDRP Radio
KOOP Radio
KTBC TV – Fox 7
Lady Longhorns Basketball
Lakeway Activity Center
Lakeway Farmer’s Market
Lakeway Inn & Resort
The Long Center
· Dell Hall
· Kodosky Lounge
Max’s Wine Dive
Meltzer Restaurant & Pub
Mercury Hall
Mizu – Prime Steak and Sushi
Morelia Mexican Grill
Omni Hotel Austin
One World Theatre
PBK Stem & Stein
Race for the Cure
Renaissance Hotel
Roots Bistro – Georgetown
Round Rock Express
Rusty’s Austin
Salado Creek Winery
Solaro Estate Winery
Senor Buddy’s
Texas Roller Girls
Twin Creeks Country Club
Unity.FM Radio
Unity Oaks Pavillion
Vintage Villas
Whole Foods – Bee Cave
Yesterfest – Downtown Bastrop
Z’Tejas Grill
Zed’s Restaurant
One2One Bar
Driftwood Winery
Cimarron Golf & Country Club
St Arnolds Brewery
Donn’s Depot
Shared the Stage with Notable Musicians:Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Ruthie Foster, Carolyn Wonderland, Ian McLagan, Bobby Whitlock at Road to Austin Concert
Kelly Willis and Lloyd Maines – Fundraising Benefit
Sarah Foxx & Raul Guzman – One World Theatre
Tony Campisi, Robert “Beto” Skiles, Mike Mordecai, Glenn Schuetz, Tom Wells, Steven Summers,- Annual Concerts
Ginger Leigh, Shelley King, Patrice Pike, Wendy Collona

House Concerts
San Marcos, TX
Cedar Park, TX
Ledbetter, TX
Sunset Valley, TX
Shady Hollow (Austin), TX
Downtown Austin


Events & Festivals

The Road to Austin Concert – Auditorium Shores

A*FAB Austin’s Fabulous New Year’s Eve Party! 2012 & 2013

OUTLander Music Festival 2011, 2012

Holiday Music Series – St. Matthew’s Episcopal

Black Composers Series – The Carver Museum

Wimberley Trail of Lights Concert Series

Saturday Night Concert Series – The Hill Country Galleria

Bluehole Concerts (Wimberley)



Featured voice for character “Crescendo” on children’s webshow “U Better Sing!”

Radio/TV Jingles for New Car Dealership, Springfield, MO and Pizza commercial entry, Austin, TX



University of Texas at Austin, Music Scholarship Recipient

Bachelor Degree in Music (Vocal Performance) Howard Payne University 1990, Music Scholarship Recipient