Ruth Theodore, known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, is excited to release her new single You Can’t Help Who You Love on June 10th 2016, through Aveline Records, for which we have the pleasure in premiering today.
This is the first release from her eagerly awaited new album ‘Cactacus’ (due for release in September 2016), recorded with renowned producer Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani Difranco). Ruth travelled and performed her way through California and up into Oregon, to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill), and Violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed).
“Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet” TODD SICKAFOOSE
Ruth’s use of unconventional guitar techniques and unique tunings has thrilled listeners and dumbfounded peers since the release of her 2007 debut ‘Worm Food‘. Ruth has released three solo albums to date, receiving critical acclaim from the UK media, with reviews running in The Guardian & The Observer, national radio play on BBC Radio3 and BBC6 music, alongside rave reviews in music magazines Mojo, Q, fRoots and more.
“Songs so quirky and unexpected that it’s impossible to imagine anyone else performing them, following none of the more conventional styles of song-writing. And it actually works.” – Guardian ★★★★