"This artist (and company) can expect a very bright future ahead" -WYCE Music Journal


Sparse musical arrangements alongside raw and intimate lyrics, Melissa Ruth's songs often reflect the rural Oregon landscape that she calls home. 

While Ruth's songwriting has drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Mary Gauthier, (3rd Coast Music, Austin, TX), her right-hand-man, Johnny Leal relies heavily on his blues sensibilities. Together they create their signature Doo-Wop Twang sound: a little bit country, a little bit blue, a little bit rock, and a whole lotta soul.

Recent Festivals and Notable Venues:
The Blue Door (Oklahoma City, OK)
The Torch Club (Sacramento, CA)
Northwest Folklife Festival 2017 (Seattle, WA)
SXSW 2017 (Austin, TX)
Strawberry Festival 2017 (Vashon Island, WA)
Winter Music Festival 2017 (Florence, OR)

People are saying:
"I am massively impressed" -3rd Coast Music

"She sings like an angel with one broken wing, tugging at your heart strings like no other I've heard." -Modesto View

"Early Cowboy Junkies colliding with Mary Gauthier" -Blabber N Smoke 

"A whirlwind of talent both on stage and behind the scenes" -Bend Source

 "Sultry and powerful vocals from West Coast singer/songwriter. Great melodies and a raw intensity." -Brian Bourgoin, WCNI Music Director

"Unusual beauty" -Insurgent Country

"Whiskey is strong but has met its match with Melissa Ruth" -Alternative Root