Ruby Boots – ‘Solitude’ Album and Tour

Read about the new release from Ruby Boots ‘Solitude’


Ruby Boots – Photo By Jim Jacob

Dear reader, one of the key aims of this site is to provide you with early exposure to talented artists.  In the case of Ruby Boots, I have failed you.  Through dire turn of events, I haven’t caught her live yet, nor have I acquired her new, debut album Solitude.  I know you can’t do everything and be everywhere, but I regard this as a serious oversight on my part.

In recent times, Boots (aka Bex Chilcott) has been on the bill on a number of festivals and supported the likes of Father John Misty, Justin Townes Earle, Nikki Lane, Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Tony Joe White, The Waifs and many local Australian performers, such as Wagons, The Audreys, Dyson/Stringer/Cloher and Bill Chambers.  There’s been a widespread positive response from a variety of sources to her work to date.  Too much to ignore.  Boots signed to Lost Highway Records Australia, just as she released “Middle Of Nowhere”, co-written and with guest vocals by with Vikki Thorn (The Waifs).  Solitude was released on April 24 and Boots is about to embark on a tour to launch and promote the album.

Here is the official clip for “Middle Of Nowhere”.

Some reactions to date

A laudatory mention under On The Radar at alternateroot.com

“Great songs, great singer” – Marty Jones, Rhythms Magazine

“The tunes are top-shelf, but Ruby Boots’ voice seals the deal…Sure you can call it country, but it’s closer to the Rolling Stones’ version than Nashville.” – Noel Mengel, The Courier-Mail

Ruby Boots – ‘Solitude’ Tour Dates

Fri 15 May – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Sat 16 May – Maker & Co – Bunbury (call 0417 097 538)
Sun 17 May – Clancy’s Fish Pub – Dunsborough
Thu 21 May – Newtown Social Club – Sydney
Fri 22 May – Howler Bar – Melbourne
Sat 23 May – Major Toms – Kyneton
Sun 24 May – The Westernport Hotel – San Remo
Fri 29 May – The Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane

I’ll be at Howler Bar on 22 May where Ruby’s launch will coincide with that of Raised By Eagles’ Diamonds In The Bloodstream.  It’ll be a great night, with support from Jim Lawrie.



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Author: Rob Dickens

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