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Preview: Ruth Moody @ The Birchmere, 5/23/24

But on Thursday, May 23, Moody will play her own music at The Birchmere, accompanied by respected Nashville instrumentalists Sam Howard on upright bass and Anthony da Costa on guitar, both of whom have recently played with bluegrass sensation Molly Tuttle. Ruth is touring behind her first solo outing in a decade, Wanderer, out May 17 on True North Records.

Co-produced by Moody and Dan Knobler (Allison Russell, Lake Street Dive) and mixed by Tucker Martine (Madison Cunningham, First Aid Kit), the album is a collection of 10 deeply powerful, personal songs exploring the emotional journey of motherhood, the joy and pain of life, the mysterious and complicated dance of love, and the longing we all feel for home, wherever that might be, all propelled by her ethereal, clear soprano.

From the restless energy of “Seventeen,” a true life story of unrequited love and an homage to Moody’s hometown of Winnipeg, to the poignant duet with fellow Canadian roots music standout Joey Landreth on “The Spell of the Lilac Bloom”, Wanderer explores the emotional journey of motherhood, the joy and pain of life, the mysterious and complicated dance of love, and ultimately the longing we all feel for home, wherever that may be, says the album’s press notes.

Watch the official live video for “The Spell of The Lilac Bloom” by Ruth Moody and Joey Landreth on YouTube:

Moody’s performance at The Birchmere is sure to be an evening of beautiful songs, and it’s not to be missed by any fan of folk music or singer-songwriters.

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Ruth Moody
The Birchmere
Thursday, May 23
Show @ 7:30pm
$35
All ages