A fine young musician, singer, songwriter, recording artist by the name of Ruby Jane Smith who goes by Ruby Jane, has that thing MusicLoad likes to call "it". Ruby Jane fine tuned her art as a fantastic fiddle player when she was still a single digit. At this time, she is almost 18 years old, just graduated High School and is firmly on her way. She is a real musician... a real true artist walking the walk, continuing to be gladly paying her dues the old fashioned way. Her recordings seem deliberately underproduced, lacking that watered down slickness that keeps her sound real and authentic. It stands out at first, but listeners will quickly forget and fall for the essence of her message. Isn't that what it's all about?
In a world of wanna be stars who can mimic fame to a Karaoke track, it is so refreshing to see and hear Ruby Jane, who has not set out to be a hyped up manufactured overnight sensation. She has been at it for years out of love for her craft. Her music has the bones of substance. Songs that will will suck you in with her own unique voice and make you forget, if you are lucky enough to be able to take the time, close your eyes and let your imagination flow. This is Americana from a girl who is the real deal. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC
Ruby Jane - Wake Up (from her latest 2012 Album)
Ruby Jane - This Song (from her latest 2012 Album)
Ruby Jane - (when she was 9 years old in her first music video effort)
Ruby Jane - "Holdin' Your Hand" (written by her grandfather, Perrin Smith)
Ruby Jane - Pitter Patter
And, this is one heck of a National Anthem performance....
Ruby Jane - Performs National Anthem on Fiddle at Ballgame
In this next amateur held camera video, Ruby really kills it on the fiddle at the 4min 34sec section.... wow!
Ruby Jane - Summertime
Here is a great live take of an old Hank Williams song. Her personality shines! She is about 14 here. Love how she is playing with the old school players. She's got a lot of heart and soul as a performer.
Ruby Jane - Mind Your Own Business
And last, but not least, below is a recording Ruby Jane put out as she was working out the song in preparation for the music video at the top of this page titled "Wake Up". At the time of this video, it's kind of a work in progress, if I am not mistaken. And, you'll love the raw pure essence of it.
Ruby Jane - Wake Up
Wait... this is the last one. She really shows off her fiddle chops... if this isn't some burning fiddle playing, I don't know what is!
Ruby Jane at Beale Street Tavern SXSW 2012
Connect direct with Ruby Jane at RubyJane.Org or on Facebook at facebook.com/rubyjaneshow or on Twitter at twitter.com/rubyjaneshow