Garden

Garden

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by Ruth Moody
     
 

An effort away from the Wailin' Jennys, Ruth Moody's solo project has her lithe and lean voice singing original songs that speak to rural folk music dialects. It is far removed from the multicultural big-city metropolitan music of where it was recorded in Toronto, closer to Appalachian mountain music, replete with acoustic stringed instruments from many special guests… See more details below

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An effort away from the Wailin' Jennys, Ruth Moody's solo project has her lithe and lean voice singing original songs that speak to rural folk music dialects. It is far removed from the multicultural big-city metropolitan music of where it was recorded in Toronto, closer to Appalachian mountain music, replete with acoustic stringed instruments from many special guests, and the down-home feel that comes from the soul of a country girl. These compositions from Moody reflect lost love, yearning, the cold weather months, and a sense of loneliness easily cured by companionship. While she plays banjo, piano, ukulele, acoustic guitar, and accordion, her sweet and supple voice is the focal point of these selections, with the garden of life in mind. While the title track depicts that garden as a more spiritual place, the harshness and isolation of winter seem foremost on Moody's mind on other tracks, the temptress in her coming out during "Cold Outside" as she asks her mate to come inside. There are two duets with the great singer Heather Masse, "We Could Pretend" and the country waltz "Closer Now," where their voices blend beautifully, and suggesting that a full-blown project should be in the works. The most universally appealing song is "Travellin' Shoes" in a light pop
ock beat, while "Nest" is pure country, as producer David Travers-Smith evokes the passion of Moody during "Tell Me," adding some of his trumpet playing, among many other instruments he plays on this date. In many ways this is a delightful, subtle, and restrained effort by Ruth Moody, not so much surprising as it is delicious and refreshing, recommended to her fans and those who enjoy the Jennys collective.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2010
Label:
Red House
UPC:
0033651023029
catalogNumber:
230
Rank:
5965

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruth Moody   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Piano,Accordion,Ukulele,Vocals
Mark Mariash   Drums
Joe Phillips   Bass
Kevin Breit   Electric Guitar,Mandola,national steel guitar
Luke Doucet   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Colin Cripps   Electric Guitar
David Travers-Smith   Organ,Trumpet,Keyboards,Omnichord
Jean Martin   Drums
Matt Peters   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Andrew Downing   Bass
Richard Moody   Violin
Aoife O'Donovan   Background Vocals
Kathleen Kajioka   Violin,Viola
Paul Mathew   Bass
Nicky Mehta   Background Vocals
Brittany Haas   Fiddle
Christian Dugas   Drums
Corey DiMario   Bass
Joel Stouffer   Drums
Ryan Driver   Synthesizer
Heather Masse   Background Vocals
Jeremy Penner   Fiddle
Joey Wright   Electric Guitar
Leanne Zacharias   Cello
Tristan Claridge   Cello
Oh Susamma   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Alan Stockwell   Engineer
David Travers-Smith   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Mastering
Justin Haynes   String Arrangements
Matt Peters   Composer
Richard Moody   Engineer
Lloyd Peterson   Engineer
Ruth Moody   Composer
Jacob Silver   Engineer
Ron Sawchuk   Artwork
Jeremy Penner   Engineer
Derek Norton   Composer

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