As a founding and current member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and appeared more than a dozen times on the American radio show A Prairie Home Companion.
“It's been a very intense time - I released my first record while touring with the Jennys, then hit the road with my own band, and haven't really stopped. I’ve touched down briefly here and there, and during those times I was able to write and conceptualize the record, but I've mostly been on the go” says Moody of the time between her first solo album The Garden and creating These Wilder Things her new album due for release on April 23rd 2013 on True North Records.
The Australian born Canadian resident and Juno Award winning songwriter was trained classically- beginning with piano lessons at the age of four and has been performing ever since her childhood in the Canadian prairies. With her mother a music teacher and her father an English teacher with a penchant for Shakespeare - it’s really no wonder she ended up a professional singer-songwriter who spends most of her time on the stage.
Although best known for her work with The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth is a captivating artist with incredible depth and grace in her own right. She has garnered critical praise for her pitch perfect vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism and timeless songwriting, which displays maturity and wisdom that belies her age. Each song on These Wilder Things is an incredibly personal encounter to make for an intimate and unforgettable live show.