Ruth wyand

Short Bio

Demonstrating guitar virtuosity with powerful fingerpicking, bottleneck slide, and a warm alto voice Ruth presents a mix of originals with poignant lyrics as well as well-crafted  instrumental arrangements of classics ranging from Doc Watson, Etta Baker, Miles Davis, Leo Kottke to Thelonious Monk.  

"Ruth put on the best concert we have had.  People said she has raised the bar so high it will be difficult to match. Her guitar playing is out of site and  her voice and songs are terrific, she is a consummate performer, with great stories and a clear enjoyment in entertaining. If you get a chance get Ruth Wyand on your stage".

Swan Concert Series New Bern, NC

Long Bio 

Ruth Wyand has achieved a level of diversity that has exceeded the expectations of audiences around the world. Her guitar virtuosity is demonstrated by  dynamic fingerpicking, bottleneck slide and a warm alto voice. She plays a mix of Americana, jazz, blues, folk, country augmented by Piedmont and bluegrass clawhammer fingerpicking. Playing well-crafted instrumental arrangements of classics ranging from Doc Watson, Etta Baker, Jimi Hendrix, Leo Kottke to Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone, each song, no matter how different has a firm Ruth Wyand stamp of style on it.

Her songwriting is universal, timeless, relatable, emotionally resonant, sometimes witty, sometimes serious but always human and genuine.

Wyand has toured extensively throughout the United States, Britain, New Zealand, Kuwait and France and has won numerous awards for guitar and songwriting including the Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, the South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition and the Hank Williams Songwriting Award.


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