2017 International Blues Challenge Finalist


“Be a voice not an Echo” ... Albert Einstein  


'Moving The Blues Forward'   

 My goal is to be an innovator not an imitator. In finding ways to introduce new audiences to the blues by creating original and new material while preserving a tradition.  Being true to myself as a songwriter and to the blues community I play songs from the classic blues musicians and originals that are relevant to our lives today. 


Ruth raises the bar in the ‘guitarist with foot drums’ genre with her intricate picking style augmented by her alternating thumb bass, bottleneck slide, multiple foot drums, and raw blues vocals.  Ruth generates enough power to fuel a full band explosion.  

She is an award-winning fingerpicker, slide player, songwriter, and music historian from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Beating a path to and from Juke Joints and Jazz clubs, Ruth performs at festivals, universities, and clubs across the US, UK, Europe, Kuwait, and New Zealand.