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.”

Glide Magazine

Press for Meteor:

There’s a supercharged air of tight, bluesy rock in play on just about every track on Meteor and the driving beat is a perfect setting for Melissa’s deep, dark lyrics. 5 Stars”

Roots Music Report

the most original singer-songwriter I've heard in recent memory”

Jerome Kern

..fascinating and interesting from start to finish.”




With this album she could certainly earn a place in your collection next to your favorite songwriters.”

Americana Highways

Ruth has infused the spirit of the west in a blues record that would sound right at home in Chicago”