for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge of 1 May 2021, ruby.
My first thought when I saw the prompt this week was the song “Ruby Tuesday”. Which, if I’m honest, I can’t stand.
But it did prompt me to look on Spotify to see what other “Ruby” songs there might be. And I think I found a gem of my own in this track.
It’s called Ruby Falls, it is a US artist called Katie Crutchfield. She performs under the name Waxahatchee, and has a Wikipedia page here. Waxahatchee is the name of a creek where she grew up, in Alabama, and it sounded as though this was a solo musical project but I’m hearing male voices on some of her tracks, so perhaps not?
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a video of her actually singing this track, but I presume this is all low budget stuff. However, she has a beautiful voice and I think she’s well worth a listen. I’m listening to some of her other tracks as I write this (some of which have videos with a more personal touch), and she might well become somebody I listen to more often. I hope you enjoy it, too.
I should really have posted this response on our new Songshine site, shouldn’t I? My partner KK will be very impressed that I discovered some music less than 30 years old!