2017 International Blues Challenge Finalist

            'Moving The Blues Forward'   


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.  

Ruth 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. 

Her playing and writing echoes the tones of Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Doc Watson, and Hound Dog Taylor. 

Photo: Lori Douglas Photography