Ruuti

Ruuti

 Helsinki, Central Finland, FIN
BandFolkAcoustic

The members of Ruuti (Gunpowder) share a love for improvisation, which has been an essential element in their music right from the beginning, making the music live and evolving in the moment, night after night.The band is known for their live acts where subtle moments can turn in to a furious groove and the rapid reactions between the members of the trio lead the tunes to unexpected dimensions, but most importantly never leaving the listeners as outsiders.

Biography

Ruuti's birth took place after a freeform late night jam session 2005 in Helsinki, Finland. The music is rooted in Finnish and Scandinavian folk music, but these days it is quite evident that the flow of inspiration can come from whatever direction or source.

The members of Ruuti share a love for improvisation, which has been an essential element in their music right from the beginning, making the music live and evolving in the moment, night after night. Important ideological element of the trio is also the balance in instrumentation. Fiddle, guitar and double bass are all equal in their roles, taking turns as soloists or backing up the rest in the next turn of the event. The band is known for their live acts where subtle moments can turn in to a furious groove and the rapid reactions between the members of the trio leads the tunes to unexpected dimensions, but most importantly never leaving the listeners as outsiders.

The members of Ruuti- Kukka Lehto, Ilkka Heinonen and Topi Korhonen are distinguished characters in the Finnish music scene, whose curriculum includes top acts of the contemporary folk music scene as well as diverse pop and rock groups, theater and TV-productions.

Ruuti has performed in Denmark, Germany, Russia and on many finnish festivals e.g. Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Haapavesi Folk Music Festival, Folklandia, Kihaus, Etno-Espa and Sommelo. It was chosen to be a Finnish Folk Music Association tour band 2009 and has also made concerts on the Perinnearkku- and Syvä Joki -clubs and 'More from Finland' -music export happening.

Discography

Ruuti: Ruuti (Ääniä 2009)

Set List

Veteli (Ilkka Heinonen)
D. (Topi Korhonen)
Muuttoauto (Kukka Lehto)
Puro (Ilkka Heinonen)
Kirkkomaalla (Trad.)
Vihtahousu (Ilkka Heinonen)
Marsukka (Topi Korhonen)
Onneni Tähdet (Trad.)
Polje (Ilkka Heinonen)
Jorma (Topi Korhonen)
Kristallipolska (Ilkka Heinonen)
Kaisla (Ilkka Heinonen)
Aamuvalssi (Ilkka Heinonen)
Routajärvi (Ilkka Heinonen)