Ruth Moody – Australian Tour

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Ruth Moody hits the ball out of the park on this atmospheric second solo album.” -No Depression

“A voice as lovely as springtime’s freshest daisy” -Huffington Post


Ruth Moody’s Australian Tour 2015

Dates Announced

Ruth Moody is an Australian-born, two-time Juno (Canadian) Award-winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada.  A founding member of the renowned trio The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth has performed in sold-out venues around the world, released critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared many times on the popular American radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

Although best known for her work with The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth is an artist in her own right, known for her ethereal vocals, multi-instrumental skills, and insightful song writing.

The last time Ruth visited Australia was back in 2006, when she toured here with The Wailin’ Jennys for seven weeks.  Ruth will be bringing her own band for the 2015 tour – Adrian Dolan (fiddle, mandolin, viola, mandola and vocals), Adam Dobres (guitars, ukulele and vocals) and Sam Howard (upright bass and vocals).


Thursday 19 February
Camelot Lounge
With guests The Mae Trio
19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW
Tickets $27.70. From 7pm.

Friday 20 February
Milton Theatre
With guests The Mae Trio
69 Princes Hwy, Milton NSW
Tickets $34. From 8pm

Saturday 21 February
Candelo Town Hall
With guest Heath Cullen
William St, Candelo, NSW
Tickets $35/$30. From 7.30pm

Sunday 22 February
Indi Valley Music
With guest Sal Kimber (solo)
Yackandandah VIC
Tickets $30. From 6pm

Wednesday 25 February
The Red Room
130 Barkly Street, Ararat, Vic
Tickets TBA. From 7pm.

Thursday 26 February
Trinity Sessions (Adelaide Fringe)
318 Goodwood Rd Clarence Park, SA
Tickets $36/$33. From 7pm

Friday 27 February
Mojo’s – With Jordie Lane
237 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle WA
Tickets $29.60. From 8pm

Saturday 28 February & Sunday 1 March
Nannup Folk Festival

Wednesday 4 March
Melbourne Folk Club @ Bella Union Trades Hall
54 Victoria St, Carlton VIC
Tickets $30 / $28 members

Thursday 5 March
The Caravan Club
With guests The Mae Trio
95 – 97 Drummond St, Oakleigh VIC
Tickets from $28 + bf, $35 + bf reserved seats. From 8pm

Friday 6 March – Sunday 8 March
Port Fairy Folk Festival

In 2010, Ruth released her first solo album, The Garden.  Produced by David Travers-Smith, it was nominated for two Juno Awards, a Western Canadian Music Award and three Canadian Folk Music Awards.

These Wilder Things (True North Records), the follow-up, was released in 2013 to strong reviews.  Once again produced by Travers-Smith, it features guest appearances by Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker, and The Wailin’ Jennys.  The release tour included a string of dates opening for Knopfler in Europe, six of which were at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.  Ruth continues to tour worldwide with her all-star band in support of the new record.

ruth moody album

Moody 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 a number of artists and sung in concert halls, churches and schools around the world.  Her song “Storm Comin’”, from the Jennys’ latest album Bright Morning Stars, recently won first place in the gospel category at the International Songwriting Competition.

Ruth’s connection to Australia remains strong.  Her Australian parents (father from Melbourne, mother from Perth) moved to Canada in the early 1970’s for teaching jobs.  While her brother and two sisters were born in Canada, Ruth was born in Queensland after her family returned to Australia.  The homecoming for Ruth’s parents was, however, short – a change of heart saw them return the family to Canada when Ruth was just six months old.

Ruth has been back here on many occasions.  In fact, it was on one trip back, during which she travelled around the country for a year, working, backpacking, and visiting relatives, that she realized that music would be her chosen path in life.  She’s not the only family member to make that choice – her younger sister recently started to play violin for the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.

“I can’t take her off my jukebox.” –Mark Knopfler



Read about singer songwriter Ruth Moody’s Australian Tour

Read about singer songwriter Ruth Moody’s Australian Tour

Read about singer songwriter Ruth Moody’s Australian Tour


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