Ruby James who is a American artist kindly agreed to contribute to Planet Music Reviews by answering ten questions. I really like her music and two of her songs have featured in films. These songs were Everything Good Goes Away which was taken from the film The Women and The Words Good Bye which was taken from American Violet which was released April 17th 2009.
Here are the questions and Ruby’s answers:
Q 01. What was your first musical instrument and where did you get it?
MY FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT WAS THE PIANO…. IT WAS A BABY GRAND THAT MY MOM GIFTED ME WITH HER LAST DOLLARS……
Q 02. What was your favourite gig you have headlined or supported at?
I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF MY FIRST PIANO RECITAL WHEN I PLAYED “IMAGINE” FOR MY FIRST CRUSH… I WAS 11 YEARS OLD…….
Q 03. If you were to collaborate with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?
I WOULD LOVE TO COLLABORATE WITH BONNIE RAITT… I REMEMBER GOING TO SEE HER WITH MY MOM AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL WHEN I WAS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD AND WANTING TO BE LIKE HER… I HAVE CONTINUED TO ADMIRE AND FOLLOW HER CAREER.
Q 04. Favourite song to sing live and why?
RED DIRT GIRL BY EMMY LOU HARRIS… IF YOU HAVE TO ASK WHY THEN PLEASE LISTEN TO THE SONG I ALSO JUST FINISHED AN ALBUM IN AUSTIN WITH CHARLIE AND WILL SEXTON AND ONE OF THE SONGS ON THE ALBUM IS CALLED “THE PREDICTABLE KIND” IT WAS A CO-WRITE WITH WILL SEXTON AND THAT ONE IS PRETTY SPECIAL TO PERFORM LIVE.
Q 05. Favourite music venue and why?
IT’S A TOUGH CALL BETWEEN THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN ORLANDO OR THE TROUBADOUR IN L.A…. BOTH VENUES HAD GREAT STAFF AND THE CROWDS ROCKED!!!
Q 06. Where do you get your inspiration from when writing songs?
A WHOLE LIFE OF INHERITED SADNESS……..
Q 07. Describe your music in 3 words?
EMOTIONAL, HEARTFELT, AND INSPIRATIONAL
Q 08. What tips do you offer to any one wanting to become a singer or start a band?
DEEP DOWN YOU KNOW IF YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES…….BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND WORK HARD, REALLY HARD.
Q 09. Who is your favourite singer or band at the moment?
KINGS OF LEON
Q 10. Goals for the year?
TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HERB GARDEN!!!!!!!! GET MY NEW ALBUM OUT INTO THE WORLD AND PERFORM…:)
To hear music by Ruby James go to: http://www.myspace.com/rubyjames
To visit Ruby’s Official Site and purchase music go to: http://rubyjames.com/
If you live in America Ruby will be performing at Riverview Music and Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois between
9th – 11th October 2009.