"She is on the very top level of singers and songwriters out there and I can't take her off my jukebox." Mark Knopfler
Ruth Moody is an Australian-born, two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. A founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin' Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared countless times on the popular American radio show A Prairie Home Companion.
Although best known for her work with The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth is an artist of exceptional depth and grace in her own right. Critics have lauded her ethereal vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism, and insightful songwriting. Written with a maturity and wisdom that belies her age, her songs are timeless, universal, and exquisitely crafted, all sung with an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably hers.
In 2010, Ruth released her first solo album, The Garden. Produced by David Travers-Smith, it was nominated for two Juno Awards, a Western Canadian Music Award and three Canadian Folk Music Awards. Its title track was the fourth most played song of 2010 on North American Folk Radio.
These Wilder Things, the highly anticipated follow-up to The Garden, was released in 2013 to rave reviews. Once again produced by Travers-Smith, it features guest appearances by Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker, and The Wailin’ Jennys. The release tour included a string of dates opening for Mark Knopfler in Europe, six of which were at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London. Ruth continues to tour worldwide with her all-star band in support of the new record.
Ruth has been recognized by the USA Songwriting Competition and the International Songwriting Competition for several of her compositions, including ‘One Voice’, which has gone on to be a signature song for The Wailin’ Jennys. It has been covered by countless artists and sung in concert halls, churches and schools around the world. Her song ‘Storm Comin’, from the Jennys’ latest album Bright Morning Stars, won first place in 2012 in the gospel category at the International Songwriting Competition.
THE RUTH MOODY BAND · JANUARY 2015 UK TOUR
Ruth Moody (vocals, acoustic guitar), Adam Dobres (guitars, ukulele, vocals), Adrian Dolan (fiddle, viola, mandolin, mandola, vocals) & Sam Howard (double bass, vocals)
Weds 14 Chorlton-cum-Hardy Carousel Sessions, Chorlton Irish Club
Thurs 15 Newcastle Jumpin' Hot Club, The Studio in Live Theatre
Fri 16 Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall
Sat 17 Glasgow Strathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Celtic Connections 2015
Sun 18 Glasgow Roaming Roots Revue, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Celtic Connections 2015
Tues 20 London Green Note at The Old Queen's Head, Islington
Praise for These Wilder Things
“… timeless, roots-inspired tunes.” Huffington Post
“An irresistible listening experience that you’ll keep listening to.”Maverick (4 stars)
“These Wilder Things is a triumph for her vision.” R2 (4 stars)
“Moody’s voice is clear and deceptively wistful, capable of conveying powerful and dark emotions.” The Telegraph (4 stars)