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10 Days To Go!

Good morning!

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the Ruby Rae True Crime Kickstarter project for the new record!! We've got until March 29th at 7pm EST to make the goal!! That's 10 days! I cannot wait for you to hear these songs, I think you will love them as much as I do.

For this record, I've been collaborating with talented producer Lawson White of Good Child Music. He's a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Gil Scott-Heron, Santigold, Chromeo, Ben Folds and many more. For Project Update #4, I asked him to share a little bit of his perspective on this process, in his own words, and he's knocked it out of the park and written an epic letter from the heart. Excerpt below:

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Ruby Rae has invited me to join her in telling the story that is True Crime. It’s a true story. It’s a inspiring but painful and intimate story of a real-life experience. It’s made of great songwriting, and will become a great record.

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I see my job much like that of the director of a film as record producer in this case. Ruby wrote the script. My job is to set the scene and create and capture the right performances so that the story is told in the most compelling way possible, and in a way that is authentically in line with her experience and vision. I want to put you in the scene so that you feel the story in the first person, as though it was your story...

Right away, Ruby and I discovered we have a mutual love of deeply honest songwriting, Phil Spector, The Wrecking Crew, spaghetti westerns, rockabilly, punk, county, the desert, early-days Vegas, California in the 60’s, NYC in the 70’s, and Nashville all the time.

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The last songs that Ruby wrote hit so close to home. I felt like they were about me... They broke me. I imagine they will have a similar effect on you, because even though this story is hers, the feelings are universal, and all of us that live and breath and love will have felt them too.

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This album is a cigarette smoldering in a crowded ashtray in a sun-warmed 1969 Pontiac in the near-empty parking lot of a mid-century Holiday Inn somewhere off a lonely desert road out West, with a thin wisp of dust ghosting low across the weed-cracked blacktop parking lot, where just above the relentless electric buzz of sign that reads Vacancy you can hear your heartbreak. Slowly. Then fast.

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For the full letter from Lawson, you can check out the project page here.

Please consider pledging and sharing. You are truly a huge part of making this record become real, you are helping to create new art that does not currently exist yet! There's also a new Limited Edition Acoustic Demo Download, so you will be able to hear how these songs came together!

I will be performing songs from the record solo this Sunday at Pete's Candy Store at 3:30pm, so come by and hear them. Kickstarter backers will be able to hear our recording of this show early next week!

Thanks again and feel free to email me to say hello or with questions here - I love to hear from you!

xx RR + co.

Sunday, Mar 24 2019 | 3pm

709 Lorimer, Brooklyn, NY

Ruby Rae Solo


Record Shops Carrying Ruby Rae Vinyl

Brooklyn NY: Human Head, REBEL ROUSER, + Black Gold Records

Queens NY: HiFi Records & Cafe

New Paltz NY: Jack's Rhythms + Rhino Records

Poughkeepsie NY: Darkside Records

Dallas TX: Good Records

Denton TX: Recycled Books Mad World Records

Norwell MA: Inclusion Records

"The throwback honkytonk tunes of Ruby Rae [are] darker than your usual singer-songwriter fare, with noir-ish and Southern gothic influenced lyrics" - Washington Post

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