Hello! How are you?
Hope you are staying safe + doing well!
I'm pleased to announce that I will be hosting a songwriting workshop series with Jersey City Public Library, with the first installment happening next Thursday, January 28th at 4pm EST. These will be free zoom workshops, all ages and experience levels welcome! (no guitars or microphones needed). You can bring your song ideas to share and we can write something together.
Jersey City Public Library
Hello! How are you? Are you staying safe and healthy and cool? I have been staying busy, working quietly behind the scenes on a few things rather than out in the world. The new record is still a work in progress, but we're working on the last song - which is of course, the most heartbreaking one of them all. Then there are some re-dos (vocals) and some things to add, mixing. But it's getting close! I did get the opportunity to perform with my pal Colin Dempsey at an outdoor s
Hello! Wow. Hi. When I imagined 2020 as a kid, or even a few months ago, it had a very different shape. In my head it was futuristic and fun, inventive, yet flawed, shiny and exciting. I had silver hovercraft optimistic expectations of how things might go, based on how life has operated in the past. Boy was I wrong. Well, since I wrote to you in January, life as we know it has changed. A tornado hit my neighborhood on March 3rd, taking out power and water and completely destr
Welcome to 2020! Hope your new decade is going well so far; personally, it's making me feel a little nostalgic. The 2010s were a spectacular, productive, and also challenging decade for Ruby Rae. I started writing songs not-so-secretly under the name Ruby Rae soon after moving to NYC, but did not fully pursue them as a creative project until 2009, so it has felt pretty significant to this past ten years. So to celebrate, I'm including some vintage 2010 photos in this newslett
Hello!! Happy February! Right in time for Galentine's Day, Ruby Rae + Friends Songwriter Nite at Freddy's is back this Wednesday, February 13th with special guests Ryan Luce and DM Salsberg! Come hang out and hear new songs by my favorite talented local musicians. It's going to be a blast! If you live upstate, I'll be performing at Catskill Brewery this Saturday afternoon for their Winter Carnival with my pal Supersmall, and thrilled to be playing with Alex P Wernquest at HiL
G'morning! Happy New Year!! Thrilled to announce that Ruby Rae + Friends Songwriter Nite at Freddy's will continue into 2019 (every second Wednesday of the month), and next up is February 13th with special guests Ryan Luce and DM Salsberg! Come by and hear new songs by my favorite talented local musicians. If you yourself are a songwriter and want to play this year - email me here. Heading down to Washington DC to play a solo gig with the fabulous Ms. Olivia Mancini on Januar
Good morning! Hear ye hear ye! The final Ruby Rae + Friends at Freddy's of the year this Wednesday, December 12th with special guests Tristame, Bucky Hayes, and Supersmall! Come by to hang out, grab some tater tots, catch up and hear some festive songs. Music starts round robin style at 8:30. AND bright and early next year I'll be joining Bears of Alaska on Saturday, January 5th solo style at Pete's Candy Store (but stay tuned for special guests!) It's been such an amazing ye
Good morning! I'm excited to announce another Ruby Rae + Friends at Freddy's next Wednesday, Oct 10th with special guests Mary-Elaine Jenkins, Jefferson Hamer, and Supersmall! You guys, these folks are incredibly talented - can't wait to hear what they are working on. Come by to hang out, grab some tater tots, catch up and hear some great songs. Music starts round robin style at 8:30. Next month I'll be heading to Mexico to play the Akumal Arts Festival, Nov 9-11! So thrilled
Good morning! Some late breaking news! Tonight is Ruby Rae + Friends at Freddy's in Brooklyn with phenomenal featured friends Bears of Alaska and Supersmall! I first heard Bears of Alaska at Porch Stomp on Governor's Island and was completely blown away; can't wait to hear them again and new songs from my talented pal Supersmall - come join us! Music starts round robin style at 8:30. AND I'm heading to Nashville tomorrow for Americana Fest this weekend, and I've been invited
Good morning! We are thrilled to be playing one of our favorite venues this Thursday, August 23rd - Hank's Saloon! You may have heard that Hank's is closing in November, it's truly the end of an era for this legendary dive. Hank's is where we hosted the first Ruby Rae record release party (Double Feature in 2010), it's the kind of place where you never know who you might run into or what could happen. It's been such a wonderful home for the Brooklyn music community. So come c