Jan 9, 2012
A song which musically expresses the desire of an ex-Californian to return home and be with old friends, "Goin' To California" is a sun-seeking anthem with a hippie-folk flavor for those aching to escape a grey existence for California freedom.
Susan James entered the ranks of California recording artists in the 1990s after being discovered by a well-known Apple executive while performing in a San Francisco Bay Area coffee house.
After discovering that the singer had not yet recorded an album for him to purchase, the fan from Apple returned to Susan James' next gig and financed her first album, Life Between Two Worlds.
A guitarist and singer since the age of 8, Susan James has since played music with recording industry legends, including the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and the Replacements' Tommy Stinson.
In between recording albums and LIVE performances, the Pasadena native earned a degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA.
"I'm still someone who loves a well-written song, but also loves experimenting and pushing the boundaries," Susan James declares. "I'm still searching as an artist and musician and will probably continue to do so until the day I die."
One of the most honest and heartfelt songs about California, "Goin' To California" by Susan James is a soul-searching musical experience that inspires listeners westward to a spectacular sunset radiating with colorful California dreams.
Susan James | Goin' to California