San Rafael CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2011
THE RUTH MOODY BAND
Sunday Nov. 6 @ 7:30
An evening of beautiful live music, lyrics & voice with The Ruth Moody Band, celebrating Ruth's award-winning solo album The Garden at the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts in Marin County. A Billboard-charting songwriter and founding member of The Wailin’ Jennys, her talents also include a gorgeous strong, seductive soprano voice and playing guitar, banjo, piano, accordion and ukulele. She has performed on PBS' Great Performances, has appeared more than a dozen times on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and was a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition. Recognized by the International Songwriting Competition for her song “One Voice”, it has since been covered by countless artists and performed throughout the world. An evening of live music and performing arts at its best, right in Marin County.
Concert Tickets: & more info or 415.444.8088
Limited Reserved table seating:
Advance: $35/$30 JCC members ~ Day of: $40
Advance: $25/$20 JCC members ~ Day of: $30 public
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Australian born, Ruth grew up on the Canadian prairies, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She comes from a musical family and has been singing, playing, and performing since she was a child. Like her siblings, violist Richard (The Bills), violinist Rachel (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra) and cellist/psychiatrist Jane (keeping the family sane), she was trained classically, beginning with piano lessons at the age of four. When she reached her mid-teens and found herself the the only member of the family not attached to a string instrument, she decided to study voice instead. Discovering a passion for folk and traditional music, and while still interested in the classical side of voice training, she built up a repertoire of folk songs. Particularly drawn to Irish and Scottish songs, she learned to sing them in the 'Sean nos' style. Her love and affinity for the Celtic tradition eventually led her to decide on a career in folk music.
Known as 'the Soprano Jenny with the ethereal voice', Ruth is becoming known first and foremost as a singer-songwriter, with her compositions being described as:
'divine' (Roddey Campbell, Penguin Eggs),
'classically elegant' (Patrick Langston, Sing Out!)
and 'quietly mesmerizing and sensuous' (Direct Current Music).
A semi-finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition for her song 'One Voice', it has become a signature song for The Wailin' Jennys and also appeared on Putamayo's 'Women of the World, Acoustic' album, in 2007.
Ruth has also toured and recorded with Jeremy Penner (The Bills) and Oliver Swain (Outlaw Social) in Moody, Penner and Swain (their album is called 'South Bound'), has recorded vocals for numerous Canadian artists, and sings with Renaissance and Early music group, Camerata Nova, in her spare time.
ABOUT THE VENUE:
Epitomizing the essence of Marin, with a range of authentic cultural experiences enjoyed by many generations, the Osher Marin JCC offers award-winning facilities, including The Kanbar Center, which has established a strong and well respected reputation within the community as a Center for the Performing Arts in Marin County. Originally known as CenterStage, this performing arts department within the Osher Marin JCC has been presenting a stunning lineup of world-class performances from emerging and established performers annually since 1990. Venues include the grand Hoytt Theater, the intimate Kurland Lounge and outdoor venue, Swig Field. Performances offer concessions including cocktails for those 21+ We invite all to come celebrate with us, and are located just 1/8 mile East of the 101 in San Rafael.
more Singers & Songwriters coming soon:
3/5/12- The Peter Rowan Band
5/3/12- Meklit Hadero