Ruby Rae is an independent songwriter & singer who collaborates with a talented combination of musicians including Jeremy Moore, Olivia Mancini, Ed Coleman, Tyler Beckwith, Colin Dempsey (Supersmall) and Ed Donohue (Donny Hue & The Colors)
Ruby Rae writes and performs music that defies easy categorization: a catalogue of influences would include Wanda Jackson, Mazzy Star, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Both vibrant and dark, simultaneously catchy and psychological, the sound is cinematic and complex, drawing on diverse sources that include folklore, mythology, horror films, and autobiography. The albums are conceptual and thematic; her full-length 2012 release “Night of the Psychopomp” was an otherworldly exploration that drew upon the myth of the spirit guide and a personal journey to understand the grief process.
Ruby Rae’s latest project was inspired during her residency at the Akumal International Art Residency in Mexico (2015). The songs create a journey inspired by personal transformation, Mayan legends, tropical + desert landscapes, hiraeth and nostalgia, and film noir. Recorded at Mavericks studio in NYC by Bob Mallory, produced by Matthew Agoglia, and mastered by Alex DeTurk, the production of the album is gorgeous and paired with a brilliant illustration by talented artist Katherine Hardy. “The Uncanny” was released on July 8th, 2016, and is available via CD Baby, Apple Music, Tidal and more.
“The Uncanny” is currently in production for vinyl at Hand Drawn Records, and a limited number of copies will be available later this summer. Pre-orders available in the Shop.
Dig Boston says – “Ruby Rae is, technically, explosive.”
“The throwback honkytonk tunes of Ruby Rae [are] darker than your usual singer-songwriter fare, with noir-ish and Southern gothic influenced lyrics” – Washington Post
“Wonderfully creepy” – Berkeley Place