"There is an old soul vibe to her music, but she also comes across as contemporary in a way that brings to mind the quieter work of acts like the Alabama Shakes."
Born and raised in rural British Columbia on a balanced diet of borscht and Bob Dylan, Melissa Ruth’s music lies somewhere along that stretch of sonic highway where Americana and blues converge into one long, sometimes lonesome road.
On March 1, 2019, Ruth released her third self-produced album, Meteor. Much of the album is inspired by Ruth’s travels, the country’s current social climate, affairs of the heart, and wonder at the ephemeral nature of life.
Known best for the sound between the notes, Melissa calls her music Doo-Wop Twang: The space of blues, the teeth of country and the grit of rock n roll.
Ruth often collaborates with her husband, blues guitarist Johnny Leal.