Red House Records is pleased to announce the May 7 US release of These Wilder Things, the new solo album from Juno-Award winning songwriter Ruth Moody.
A founding member of the Billboard-charting folk super-group The Wailin’ Jennys, Moody is an artist of exceptional depth and grace in her own right.
An impressive follow-up to her debut The Garden (Red House Records, 2010), Moody‘s new album is full of fresh originals that sound centuries old, from the haunting gospel sounds of Trouble and Woe to the bluegrass-orientated One Light Shining, featuring Jerry Douglas, to the Irish-flavoured Life Is Long. It also delves into darker indie-pop sounds, especially on the moody title track or Pockets featuring Mark Knopfler on guitar and vocals.
In addition to these instant classics, Australian-born, but currently from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Moody does a striking cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark that will appeal to indie fans as well as lovers of folk and Americana music.
Recorded in Ontario by award-winning producer David Travers-Smith, the album features performances by her stellar touring band as well as other special guests, Crooked Still’s Aoife O’Donovan, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and fellow Wailin’ Jennys Nicky Mehta and Heather Masse.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
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