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Sam & Ruby

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From the very first song, "More", a melancholy piece that is so heartfelt you can feel the pain it was written with, the audience was putty in their very capable hands. Every song breath taking which is a pretty impressive feat from a male/female duo - a format which is sadly lacking in current play lists, but if anyone could get this genre on heavy rotation...it would be Sam & Ruby. At the end of the evening I went around talking to people and did a bit of an informal poll - the clear favorites FAR AND AWAY for the night were Sam & Ruby. - BJ Barratt


"If soulful folkie Tracy Chapman and modern, Lilith Fair-type
folkie Jewel stepped into some Star Trek-type device that
combined their musical talents, you'd end up with Ruby Amanfu.
This Nashville artist has a voice so achingly beautiful
it makes a dove's coo seem like a drill sergeant's bark.
Plus Amanfu knows how to craft flavorful, funky, modern folk tunes and melancholy, introspective ballads."
- Nashville Tennessean


"This ranks as one of the finest discoveries I've made all year long.
Ruby's literate songwriting, acoustic-pop production, and Joan Armatrading/Tracy Chapman sensibilities are equally ear tickling."
- Robert K. Oermann


Brookers sound is carefree and stylish--and, in the context of present-day Nashville pop, exceptional.
"Ain't Love Something," Written by Sam Brooker (The Hipper Side of Nashville) This is one of the prettiest songs you've probably never heard before, because Brooker is still a relatively unknown artist in Nashville (and no, he's NOT country). This song should be on a movie soundtrack, and it's my mission to make sure it lands on one.
- Mike Farley


Discography

Sam & Ruby "Self Titled" EP Release
Sam & Ruby "The Here and the Now" Rykodisc due out Jan.2009

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A beautifully intimate, emotionally charged world of flawless harmony. Pop/Soul/Folk Duet. Just Signed Deal with Ryko (Warner Music Group). Album due out 2009.
Song Featured in the October 2008 Released Film "The Secret Life of Bee's"

Independently submersed in the music scene in Nashville in 1999, before words were ever exchanged, Sam and Ruby knew someday they would record a project together . 6 years later the project began. Destined for a higher purpose, Sam and Ruby continue to give to people what has been given to them...life,love, and loss, understanding, forgiveness and hope....music.

BJ's Review from the B. Sharp Showcase, NYC....

Sam & Ruby

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, I mean I was pretty blown away by the tiny set I had seen them do in Nashville. But, somehow I was not prepared for the absolute perfection that is Sam & Ruby. Individually these two are stunning, both in appearance and talent, together they are a force of nature that draws you into a world all their own. A beautifully intimate, emotionally charged world of flawless harmony.

The crowd immediately became respectfully silent and utterly mesmerized by Sam & Ruby's candor and chemistry.
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From the very first song, "More", a melancholy piece that is so heartfelt you can feel the pain it was written with, the audience was putty in their very capable hands. Every song breath taking which is a pretty impressive feat from a male/female duo - a format which is sadly lacking in current play lists, but if anyone could get this genre on heavy rotation...it would be Sam & Ruby.

At the end of the evening I went around talking to people and did a bit of an informal poll - the clear favorites FAR AND AWAY for the night were Sam & Ruby. Somebody get these guys a deal too! Oh, heck get ALL OF THEM A DEAL!