Being diversified is Ruth Wyand’s specialty. Demonstrating guitar virtuosity with
powerful fingerpicking, bottleneck slide and a warm alto voice Ruth is an “American
Music Mutt” playing a mix of Americana, jazz, blues, folk, country (outlaw country, not
country-pop or bubble gum) with a portion of Piedmont picking and bluegrass
clawhammer thrown in. Her songwriting is universal, using a melting pot of styles with
lyrics that are timeless, relatable, emotionally resonant, sometimes witty, sometimes
serious but always human and genuine.
Ruth presents a mixture of originals with poignant lyrics as well as well-crafted
instrumental arrangements of classics ranging from Doc Watson, Etta Baker, Jimi
Hendrix, Leo Kottke to Thelonious Monk and Nina Simone.
Each song, no matter how different, has a firm Ruth Wyand stamp of style on it.