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The Mike + Ruthy Band - Bright As You Can on 2LP - direct audio

The Mike + Ruthy Band - Bright As You Can Vinyl 2LP

Thirty Tigers Records

  • $ 2398

The Mike + Ruthy Band Bright As You Can Vinyl 2LP

Mike + Ruthy – “one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos” (Folk Alley) – have re-emerged with an ace ensemble and a stunning new album Bright As You Can. Recorded in the woods near Woodstock, NY the music is pure Americana - ranging from the high-octane, pop-infused “What Are We Waiting For” to the twinkling banjo & hushed harmony of “The Farmer.” Ruthy Ungar’s earthy, soulful vocal shines on “Rock On Little Jane” amid vintage horns and strings, while Mike Merenda’s autobiographical “Chasin’ Gold” and the cinematic “Cigarette” bestow on him heavyweight singer-songwriter status.

The title track, “Bright As You Can” sums up their message. Over churning acoustics, driving rhythms, and keening pedal steel, Mike + Ruthy jubilantly sing of those who have loved them – mothers, fathers, lovers, children – who gave them words of strength, placed their hands on strings and steering wheels, inspiring them to make make music filled with as much love as possible and take it to a world in dire need of connection, joy, and family. And that is exactly what they have done with Bright As You Can.

“Although Ruthy’s voice gives me chills, it’s as warm as maple syrup running over a stack of pancakes...add Mike’s mellow cuppa coffee voice and it’s breakfast for your soul.” - Kate Pierson (The B52’s)

The Mike + Ruthy Band Bright As You Can Track Listing:

1. Bright As You Can
2. Word On The Street
3. Rock On Little Jane
4. What Are We Waiting For
5. Chasin’ Gold
6. Freckled Ocean
7. The Ghost of Richard Manuel
8. Legends Only Appear In Black & White
9. Simple & Sober
10. Golden Eye
11. The Farmer
12. Goin’ Out
13. Cigarette
14. When the Sun Comes Around

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