Ruby Boots with Stephie James
Fri, May 18 9:00 pm
Ruby Boots: "The idea behind the name recalls life as a wayfaring troubadour, living for the moment, being independent and not fearful. Ruby’ is fiery and passionate, and ‘boots’ is about all that moving around that comes with it.” Ruby Boots (Bex Chilcott) lives and breathes her music. Her passion burns bright and comes from a place of heartfelt storytelling wrapped up in consummate songwriting. Not one to be pigeon-holed, she has nonetheless risen to be one of the pre-eminent Australian artists on the Americana/alt-country scene with numerous tours and international support slots culminating in 2015 with the release of her debut, critically acclaimed album, Solitude. Released on the iconic alt-country label Lost Highway Records in Australia, Solitude is the result of time spent touring and honing her songwriting and performance. Across ten songs she at times rouses deep and ragged emotion and at others extols the virtues of living life with a free spirit and open heart. Infectious melodies and deft lyricism taking the listener on a journey that begs to be repeated as soon as it ends. Bex has one of those red wine-stained voices that is as comfortable with sweet frailty as it is with full-blooded and brassy rock 'n' roll and deep gospel/country soul. Her live shows are a journey and story in themselves. Stephie James: Based out of Nashville, creating music that "subscribes to the warm, analog sounds of yesteryear." Formerly of Detroit's indie band, Blue Mtn Belle, this solo project debuts with an EP produced by Alabama Shakes producer, Andrija Tokic, to be released soon. sad songs and street fights. coca-cola and steel strings.