Years ago, when I first saw Ruby Ann perform, she was a shy young girl, clearly
nervous about being on stage. Her latest work with Axel and the guys in Berlin
is a world apart from that early sound. So what happened in between?
Well life did. Ruby Ann faced her fears and travelled around the world, singing
in small towns and tiny bars and then huge shows and major festivals... It’s
not a glamorous life and it’s not an easy one. Living away from home, bad
treatment and heartache could have easily made her quit... but instead it
made her stronger. And this album is the proof.
From full bodied R’n’B on Call His Name, to a Sun Sound rockabilly songbird on
Baby I don’t Care; from the deep husky voice and powerful emotion of I Heard
that Line Before, to the sassy celebration of strength of No I Won’t Cry, and the
joyous celebration of I’m Gonna have Myself a Ball. These aren’t just songs;
they represent a shy young girl turning into a confident, talented woman... this
is a life affirming musical story. And a good one at that!
With expert musicianship and period perfect performances from the best in
the west, Ruby Ann is back... and she has never sounded so good!
Welcome home Mama!!!