Ruth Garbus :: Alive People

Ruth Garbus finds the extraordinary in the most mundane objects, the noise of traffic, the feel of a rubber ball in the hand, the comfort of two small squares of dark chocolate and one or two vials of red wine. These quiet songs, sublimely introspective yet recorded with friends in front of a live audience, have a still, luminous power.

Ruth Garbus :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

We recently caught up with singer-songwriter Ruth Garbus to delve deeper into the gorgeous, greyscale world she spins on her new lp, Kleinmeister. Garbus’ hyper-specific lyrics are rendered timeless when delivered in her expressive mezzo-soprano and supported by the thrum of her signature rhythm guitar playing. This latest record highlights these two forces at their most bare, and draws upon a diverse array of influences.