Press for Bones (2023)

"One of the year's best"

-Americana Highway

Melissa Ruth is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and music teacher. Her new release is Bones.  Hear her talk about her history, her recording career, and her work in music education in this JPR Live Session.

Her characterful voice is perfect for Americana storytelling”

Americana UK

a fantastic offering”

Maverick Magazine

There are many Americana artists, but few with the depth and purity of Melissa Ruth.”

Dirty Rock Magazine

It is an affair simultaneously personal and undeniably broad in cultural scope, acting as a worthwhile listen for discerning fans of an array of musical genres.”

when you’re ready for a little musical therapy, embrace yourself with Ruth’s warm-as-a-blanket vocals, Johnny Leal’s tasty guitar licks, and you’ll find yourself in a better place.”


In holding space for the elemental quirks of each genre, Ruth curates the perfect symphony to carry her raspy vocals.”

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