Ruthie Lamb
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Ruthie Lamb


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Ruthie Lamb is a powerhouse singer with some powerhouse people in her corner. Her talent, drive and songwriting abilities have led to a number of radio-ready songs.

The Toronto-based adult contemporary singer/songwriter has just finished recording “City Of Lost Souls” and “Prayer For A Dollar” with producer Michael Borkosky (illScarlett, Ryan Malcolm’s Low Level Flight) at Toronto’s The Back Room studios. They were mixed by Juno Award winner Vic Florencia (Esthero) and mastered by Joao Carvalho (producer of Pilate).

“I met Mike through Joao and Emmanuel Patterson (House of Blues). Mike arranged the songs and worked his magic and the result is two songs that I’m very proud of,” says Ruthie. “He captured the emotional intensity of each song and I am very grateful for his guidance and wisdom.”

The two songs are in addition to the significant material Ruthie has amassed after collaborating with a host of notable musicians, including Chris Chaney (Panic Channel, Jane’s Addiction), Juno Award winner Greg Kavanaugh (Wendy Lands, Ashley MacIssac), Dean Truitt (Steve Perry, Motley Crue), Jim Huff (I Mother Earth), Dale Harrison (Headstones), Lawrence Katz (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones) and Carvalho.

“City Of Lost Souls” is particularly emotional for Ruthie. On a flight to Los Angeles, to meet with some songwriters she met through Guns N’ Roses producer Mike Clink, she was suddenly inspired to write the lyric and melody. “I began writing like crazy and when I was finished, I wrote 9/11 beside the title. It was only at that moment that I realized the song was about 9/11. I got chills and realized that there may have been some kind of divine intervention happening.”

She finished the song in L.A. with Truitt, a friend of Clink’s. “I met Mike Clink through John Alexander, who helped Alanis Morissette with her career. John has been mentoring me with my career since 2005 when I met him at Canadian Music Week. He has been a believer and a friend since day one.”

“Prayer For A Dollar” was inspired by a conversation she had with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger at a Thornley concert in Toronto. “He told me about a friend of his father’s who won a lottery and managed to lose it all,” recounts Ruthie, who wrote the lyric after attending a Nickelback concert in her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, and having a dream that evening that tied in with Kroeger’s story and her own upbringing.

She finished the song with Toronto songwriter Patrick Dune. “I grew up in a hard working, blue collar family,” says Ruthie. “My father worked at Stelco and I remember how tough it was at times, especially when he went on strike against the company. It made me think how we all wish we could win a lottery, but we can't rely on money to solve our problems. Happiness lies in the pursuit of our destiny.”

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ruthie has been singing since she was a child, initially in choirs, both at church and into her teens at school. After completing a B.A. in Psychology at McMaster University, she received a scholarship from Theatre Ontario in Toronto, and moved to the big city. She has been honing her vocal skills for the past seven years with formal training and performing with a band. As well, she is studying guitar to enhance her songwriting and onstage performance.

Many artists inspire Ruthie ranging from Sheryl Crow and the Dixie Chicks to The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Nickelback, Led Zeppelin and U2. Her voice is rich and powerful with an expansive range and her engaging stage presence has wowed crowds at the club level to as many as two thousand at 2005’s Ride For Sight in Trenton, ON, alongside the headliners The Road Hammers.

Ruthie’s three-song demo, entitled Break Me Free, garnered a great deal of interest from several music industry executives who are now awaiting these next two songs which reflect her new style of hot AC with pop/rock and country influences. Each of Ruthie’s songs is unique as she writes from the heart in combination with her anthemic rock voice.

Ruthie is now ready to land a record deal and share her music with an international audience.