© 2019 Ruut DeMeo // featuring art by Tanya Ragir

photos of the artist: Steven Parke 

music

"Power and subtlety. Passion and control. Ruut's voice is a gift to musical storytelling."

(Aaron Henkin, WYPR)

discography

Ruut EP, Helsinki South Records / 2007

Music of the City, JVC Japan / 2008

Music of the City, EMI Finland / 2008

Steinway Sessions, Produced by Frank Wolf / 2010

Glimpse, Produced by Scott Smith / 2013

Canyon, single / 2014 

Untold Stories, Endless Noise / 2016

contributor

“Mikset sä soita” TV show, score / 1994

“Young and the Restless”, episode song credits / 2006

“NYSC Volume I” compilation, singer/songwriter / 2008

“Red”, Eric Scott, vocalist, songwriter / 2013

“Weightless”, Naked Blue, vocalist, songwriter / 2013

“It Happened Here” documentary, end credits track, “Enough”/ 2015

“Hello, Goodbye”, CBC Canada, episode song credits / 2016, 2017

“Aloittaa Alusta”, single, Playground Scandinavia / 2017

"Ruut's new songs,

while epic in scope, harbor a deep level

of intimacy

and reassurance."

(Michael Buckley,  WRNR)

press

WLOY RADIO INTERVIEW

CAPITAL GAZETTE - Untold Stories Review

“Her new songs, while epic in scope, harbor a deep level of intimacy and reassurance. The new fan-funded album is buoyed by a versatile and musically adventurous, way more than classical string quartet called Invoke. I couldn't help but to think that Ruut, with the help of a big industry producer, could be a household name.”  (read full review)

FREDERICK NEWS POST - Glimpse Review 

“Her latest record is everything those chart-toppers are: powerful, moody, talented, unique and, above all else, smart. Smart enough to recognize real emotion when it presents itself, and even smarter to figure out how to turn such instinct into something beautifully artful, something that’s both easy to connect with and impossible to ignore.” (read full review)

 

NORTH COUNTY NEWS - story 

“Ruut has a timeless quality about her writing and her singing... She has a beautiful voice, a pure voice that doesn’t rely on histrionics. She wants to write great songs whether 10 people or 10 million people hear them.” (read story)

 

INSIDE WORLD MUSIC - Glimpse Review 

“For a 'glimpse' into a musical world that is filled with redeeming values, Ruut will satisfy all those seeking really, really good music.” (read full review)

 

YOUR FORGOTTEN FAVORITE - Glimpse Review 

“Simply one of the most gorgeous sounding records of the year.” (read full review)

 

MUSICAL DISCOVERIES - Glimpse Review 

“Perhaps known only regionally before, Ruut's new ten-track collection is certain to appeal to singer/songwriter and country music enthusiasts. Glimpse is a wonderful album that with its full domestic release is certain to please and expand Ruut's audience. (five stars ✭✭✭✭✭)”

(read full review)

CHARM CITY NOW - Glimpse

“This was one of those ‘writer’s block’ moments when you just show up even when nothing comes out. I knew there was nothing else in life I’d ever be as passionate about, and now was the moment to prove it.” 

(read full article)