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Ruby Boots’ music will stop you in your tracks. The rising Australian star, now based in Nashville TN, possesses a red wine-stained soulful voice that crackles with swagger and sorrow. Her fiercely honest lyrics strike deep into your heart while musically she delivers an alluring mix of Americana Indie-Rock.

Leaving home at a young age, to work on pearling boats, is where she found the distance, space and time needed to hone her songwriting skills.Her first full-length, ‘Solitude’ has been hailed as “a landmark Australian release” and a “world class debut,” while scoring her a Song of The Year award for lead-single, ’Wrap Me In A Fever.’ The ten tunes that populate ‘Solitude’ wrestle with universal themes filtered through Ruby’s captivating combination of vulnerability and strength. She displays an artistic confidence and emotional candour that evokes her heroes like Lucinda Williams as well contemporaries such as Angel Olsen, Nikki Lane and Shovels & Rope.

“There’s maturity and intelligence here in spades and the production is of the highest order ... It’s the ups and downs of real life encapsulated in song and Ruby Boots has captured that and more on her world class debut” – The Music

The past two years have seen her receive multiple awards, end up in countless top album lists and share stages with Father John Misty, Justin Townes Earle, Shakey Graves, Nikki Lane, Kris Kristofferson, Tim Rogers, Oh Mercy, Henry Wagons and many more. Festivals attendees at Americana, SXSW, Out On The Weekend, Port Fairy, Big Day Out, Laneway, Wave Rock, Queenscliff, Moomba, Riverboats and Festival of the Sun have also witnessed Ruby’s telling live show first-hand.

Album #2 was recorded at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas, TX under the watchful eye of producer Beau Bedford (Paul Cauthen) and features Lone Star-bred collective and studio wizards The Texas Gentlemen as the backing band. After recently signing with renowned US label Bloodshot Records and Island Records Australia the record was released in early 2018.

“Every day I wake up hungry for it, it’s what I live for. I’m extremely excited and very fortunate to be able to do it. As each day passes I’m more and more grateful for it and it keeps growing. All these beautiful things keep happening and you realise how lucky you are – though I believe you have to create your own luck.” - Ruby Boots

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