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Ruth Moody


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Ruth Moody is a two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin' Jennys, and former lead singer of the Canadian roots band Scruj MacDuhk, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, has been nominated for five Juno awards, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the American national radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

Although best known for her work with The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth is an artist of exceptional depth and grace in her own right. Critics have lauded her ethereal vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism, and her talent as a songwriter. Written with a maturity and wisdom that belies her age, her songs are timeless, universal, and exceptionally well-crafted, all sung with an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably hers.

In 2010, Ruth released her highly-anticipated solo album, The Garden, to rave reviews. Produced by David Travers-Smith, it was nominated for a Juno award, a Western Canadian Music Award and three Canadian Folk Music Awards, and its title track was the fourth most played song of 2010 on North American Folk Radio, as well as the most played Canadian song.

Ruth has been recognized by the USA Songwriting Competition and the International Songwriting Competition for several of her compositions, including ‘One Voice’, which has gone on to be a signature song for The Wailin’ Jennys. It has been covered by countless artists and has been performed in concert halls, churches and schools throughout the world. Her song ‘Storm Comin’’, from the Jennys most recent album ‘Bright Morning Stars’, also recently placed in the International Songwriting Competition, winning first prize in the Gospel category.

In the past year Ruth has toured throughout the USA - including a number of festival appearances - and toured through the UK and Ireland with the prestigious ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ (as part of ‘Celtic Connections’ in Glasgow, Scotland). She was also the musical guest on Stuart McLean's Vinyl Café shows through parts of Canada this past spring. She continues to perform around the world with her own band as well as with The Wailin’ Jennys, and is currently recording material for her follow-up solo album, which is set to be released in the spring of 2013.