I Am the Thinker
BIO: 'A life built around music' may be the best way to sum up Sue Kroupa Riley 's world a world built on five key elements: songwriting, performing, teaching, promoting, and learning. A mover and shaker in the rapidly growing genre of New Thought music, Sue is a musical talent that is quickly becoming recognized nationally. She has not only been responsible for helping bring New Thought music to audiences outside the usual New Thought arena, but has been a key figure in bringing many artists from the mainstream into New Thought! Songwriting: Sue began writing in 1999, the same year she released her first CD, 'All Is Right with My World.' The CD was conceived, written, and recorded in nine months, and from it came the song that has become popular with many New Thought people: House Built on Love. Since All Is Right with My World was released, Sue has released another solo CD; 'Generations of Love,' collaborated with Leddy Hammock on two highly acclaimed meditation and music CDs, entitled: 'The Twelve Women of the Chalice,' and ' I Choose A Path That's Paved with Miracles.' The key to Sue's rapid success in songwriting has been her ability to write amazingly catchy melodies. One listen, and you're hooked! Sue has also shared songwriting credits with notable songwriters, David Roth, Jana Stanfield, Fred Bogert, Richard Mekdeci, and Alan Haynes. In June, Sue released her 3rd CD called 'I Am the Thinker,' which Sue wrote in about one hour's time! When Spirit moves you - just look what happens! Upcoming projects include collaborations with Sloan Wainwright, and Paula Hawley. Performing: Sue has always been a performer, from singing in churches to wowing audiences at concerts, workshops, and conferences. With a captivating voice and expertise at the piano, Sue is a charismatic singer and musician. Equally at home leading and fronting a band or as a solo artist, Sue is at home on any stage. Promoting: In addition to promoting her own rising star, Sue has been busy the last few years promoting a cause she truly believes in: New Thought Music. She has worked tirelessly at creating a vast library of music that is suitable in a New Thought setting and eagerly shares resources with all who ask. As the chair of the Music Team for the Association of Unity Churches, she has spearheaded the creation of Spirit Is Joy, a songbook of positive upbeat music for churches, and a second songbook, entitled Holy Now, has just been released. For the past four years, Sue has been the Music Chair for the International New Thought Alliance Annual Congress. Her involvement in INTA has resulted in the conference attracting the finest New Thought music talent in the country. Thanks to Sue's assistance, this year's INTA Congress will host the first annual People's Choice New Thought Songwriters Tribute, with approximately twenty of the biggest names in New Thought music sharing a stage! Sue Kroupa Riley has definitely made the music, but the music has also made Sue Kroupa Riley what she is today. Welcome to the musical world of Sue Kroupa Riley! GOOD WORDS: 'The combination of your voice, your songs, and Fred Bogert's production is just kinda magical. I especially love the variety: song styles, instruments, moods. My favorite cuts are 'I Am The Thinker' and 'Inside,' but it's all beautiful. It's unity. It's clear water!' Greg Tamblyn, Tune Town Records recording artist 'I've been delighted to listen and watch Sue Kroupa grow exponentially as a songwriter (she already was a wonderful singer and keyboardist), and her new CD 'I Am the Thinker' reflects a new body of original work that shows the creative muse is in excellent and exciting hands.' David Roth, Wind River recording artist.