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Pull Up The Roots presents Georgia Ruth at The Lexington

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Time 19:30
Date 29/04/14
Price £8.5

We've had Georgia Ruth's haunting post-folk tunes in our head for almost a year now, so we're desperate to finally see her live in London.

Raised bilingually in Aberystwyth, West Wales, Georgia Ruth is a singer, songwriter and harpist whose haunting voice has drawn favourable comparisons with the melancholy folk sirens of the late-60s. Her harp playing was inspired more by the finger-picking style of guitarists such as Bert Jansch and Meic Stevens than by the classical method she was taught as a child. Yet Georgia’s own music is more than an amalgamation of those early influences. It is something quite different.

Since August 2013, Georgia Ruth has won the 2013 Welsh Music Prize for her debut album 'Week Of Pines', been invited to perform a live session on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music Morning Show, and nominated for TWO BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - the 'Horizon Award' for best newcomer, as well as for 'Best Traditional Track'.

We posted her video for Week of Pines back in April here.

 

Week of Pines was released in May 2013 on Gwymon Records and was recorded and produced by David Wrench over six days last August at Snowdonia’s Bryn Derwen studios. From the motorik drive of the title track, to darker Eno-like arrangements, the stark joyfulness of a Welsh sea shanty accompanied by wheezing reed organ, or the more wistful folk ballads: this is a varied and intriguing collection of songs.

Lead single ‘Week of Pines’ garnered sterling support across the airwaves. Steve Lamacq named her as his “Favourite New Band” on BBC 6 Music, after she won his Rebel Playlist and invited her on the show as his guest. Jo Whiley picked the single as her “New Favourite Thing” in the same week on BBC Radio 2. To this date, the song has also been played by Gideon Coe, Dermot O’Leary, Janice Long, Huw Stephens and Terry Wogan amongst others.