Ruut - CD Release Party
w. Eric Scott
Saturday, July 6 | 2pm
One of four daughters to classical musician parents, Ruut was born in Finland, and wrote her first song when she learned to play the piano at age 7. Ruut grew up living and traveling in Europe, until moving to the States at age 16. Her various musical influences (including classical, gospel, jazz, Broadway, songwriters such as Carole King, Paul Simon, Elton John, Michael Jackson and Tori Amos) shaped her piano-based story-telling approach to her own artistry. In her early 20’s, Ruut left her hometown of Baltimore for Los Angeles in effort to find her sound. She worked with many writers and producers there, as well as Nashville and New York, releasing a handful of albums both independently and via record labels.
In 2009, she settled back in Baltimore, and after the birth of her second daughter, Ruut returned to the studio to create “Glimpse”, her first full-length album in 3 years. It’s in the songs she wrote for this new release that Ruut has entrusted her listeners with her most honest writing to date. Ruut says of her new album, “Experiencing motherhood has made me realize how quickly life is passing, and that I need to live in every moment. I’m not too worried about the outcome anymore. I just want to write and sing about what has meaning to me - being human, finding and holding onto love, and the journey that brings us face to face with our most authentic selves. If a song doesn’t resonate with me, I won’t sing it. Life is too short to compromise. That’s what these songs are all about - awakening and remembering that life passes in a glimpse. I hope my words and my voice can play a part in that invaluable discovery.”
The 10-song album features full production on most tracks, including the title track and upbeat anthem-like second track, "Make it Good". Ruut's signature piano-vocal style still shines in many of the ballads. The album will be available on July 6th.
Washington, D.C. area musician Eric Scott has enjoyed a varied and interesting musical journey. As a touring bassist and vocalist, Scott has performed on numerous stages throughout Europe, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and the entire United States. While building his reputation as one of the area's most sought after sidemen & session players, Scott wrote and released three solo records, DIVINE STATIC (1999), LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE FOOLS (2002), and RED (2007), to critical acclaim.
The journey continues with Scott's fourth release WHERE THE WATER RUNS DEEPEST (May 2012) on the Itzall Goode Music label. The album further explores the neo-soul, funk, and pop influences of his RED release...but Scott's sound continues to evolve. It is no less confessional than RED...maybe even more so...and is even more personal and intimate with it's stripped down production and arrangements. While the performances are first rate, this release is all about the songs and the voice; and they are wrapped in a sheerer, warmer, acoustic package.
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