Ruthann is a Boston-area singer-songwriter who released her debut album, “Life on Mars,” in September 2009. Her songs have been described as a blend of pop and folk, with rock and blues undertones. She often finds her Muse in peoples' stories and struggles, pivotal life moments, and places that have brought abundant inspiration. A guitarist and piano player, Ruthann is currently working on her second album, due for release in 2015.
In addition to performing locally, she founded Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity in 2007, which brings together Boston-area musicians for benefit concerts that support area non-profit organizations.
Some of Ruthann's Performances Include...
New England Cable News, Acoustic Coffee House series
Wake Up and Smell the Poetry, Hopkinton Community Access Television
Brooklyn Tea and Coffee House, Providence, RI
WATD FM, Twilight Showcase feature
Local Music Rocks - Westford, MA
Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA
The Center for the Arts in Natick , Natick, MA
Harvest Cafe, Hudson, MA
Main Streets Cafe, Concord, MA
Providence Folk Festival
Jasper Hill Bistro, Holliston MA
Emerson Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA
Cafe Vivaldi, NYC
Westford Farmers' Market
AS220-- RISA songwriters in the round
Composed music for multimedia presentations supporting:
Art Because Breast Cancer Foundation artbecause.org (Portrait of Hope -- which was written based on interviews with breast cancer survivors)
School on Wheels sowma.org (I'll be the One, inspired by an eight-year-old, who started to believe in herself after receiving tutoring and support from SOWMA.)
Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity
Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity brings together Boston-area musicians to raise money and awareness for nonprofit organizations. Founded by Ruthann in 2007, 16 benefit concerts have raised more than $30, 000 featuring more than 60 musicians for the Home for Little Wanderers, Art Because Breast Cancer Foundation, School on Wheels, Rosie's Place, Ben Speaks Louder Than Words, and the Gulf 2 Fund, which sent weekly care packages to local troops serving overseas. Strike a Chord Concerts feature dynamic and diverse lineups of solo artists and bands playing folk, rock, pop, blues, and country.