Ruth Moody Band (7PM)
Sunday, January 17, 2016, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

music so good that it transcends

$20 adv / $22 door

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January 17 7:00 pm

Ruth MoodyRuth Moody, the Juno award-winning singer-songwriter from the Wailin’ Jennys, returns to the Freight with her own fine band and a passel of new songs. Her last album, These Wilder Things, won praise from The Telegraph, The Independent, and the website Americana UK. It all starts with Ruth’s gorgeous voice – light and clear, but full of shadows and shadings that suggest a dark undertow under the sweet surface. Or maybe it starts with the songwriting, subtle and sensitive, insightful and inspiring. Ruth wrote the Jennys’ trademark anthem “One Voice,” and her song “Storm Comin’” won first place in the gospel category at the International Songwriting Competition. Sing Out! Magazine has described her songs as “classically elegant,” the website Penguin Eggs has called them “divine,” and Direct Current Music has termed them “quietly mesmerizing and sensuous.” What’s most important is that the songs, the voice, and the astute arrangements all contribute to an ultimate effect – beautiful music that appeals to heart and mind, body and soul.


Born in Australia, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ruth grew up in a musical family. In her early twenties, she discovered that her across the street neighbor, Leonard Podolak, who had been her playmate in elementary school, had a Celtic roots band called Scruj MacDuhk. She served as the band’s lead singer for five years, then co-founded the Wailin’ Jennys with two other women from Winnipeg, Nicky Mehta and Cara Luft. In 2010, she released her first solo album, The Garden, to wide acclaim. Her band features Adam Dobres on electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele, and vocals, Adrian Dolan on fiddle, viola, mandolin, mandola, and vocals, Sam Howard on upright bass and vocals, and Ruth herself on guitar, banjo, bodhran, and vocals. “This world is full of trouble and woe,” she sings – but out of that trouble, she finds joy and mystery, which she shares with her listeners in full measure.


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