"all that we've got,
is to think
...since we are not"
Completely original and instantly recognisable *’original folk voice’ Ruth Theodore, has carved out a sound that is entirely her own. Her ability to write on any issue with a sense of timelessness makes her a truly exciting and relevant contemporary British artist.
Ruth’s broad and ambitious creative visions have led to her co-producing in the USA alongside multi-award winning US producer and long time collaborator Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell / Ani Difranco) and Swiss-American percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor / Lauren Hill) and Eli Crews (Tune Yards).
‘Having received critical acclaim for her four outstanding and unique records’ and with a new studio album on the brink of release, Ruth’s music has clearly grown with her, becoming bolder and more ambitious with each release. The new career spanning compilation record ‘Cherry Picker’ invites us an overview of the various eras of a songwriter whose full discography is filed in the British Library sound archives for its ‘interesting nature and originality’.
Coming from a creative but fractured background, living in squats, boats, pubs, abandoned warehouses, busking in high street doorways, sleeping under workbenches, and recently overcoming cancer, have all been a part of the creative journey. These life experiences bring a warmth and depth of perspective to Ruth’s lyrics that are particular to her disarming writing style.
Described as *’one of the most exciting, original, and under-rated artists in the UK’. Ruth has gained the support of some impressive contemporary creative allies from around the world, appearing as special guest for US folk icon Ani DiFranco, performing with Dar Williams, Nick Harper, Jeff Lang, Chastity Brown and touring regularly with US punk-folker Hamell On Trial. Ruth’s vocal arrangements feature heavily on Hamell’s exciting upcoming release. Her most notable performances include The London Palladium, The Union Chapel, Jazz Cafe, Bush Hall, The Borderline, The Lexington and Glastonbury Festival.
*Guardian (2016), *Time Out Magazine (2017), *British Library (2018), *fRoots’ Ian.A.Anderson (2021)