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Ruby Boots
“Solid songwriting and enchanting performances. ««««”, Judith Whitfield – Newcastle Herald (New South Wales, Aust)
“The sextet play tight folk infused, country music that sounds at once traditional and excitingly fresh. Another WA success story”, Bronwyn Thompson – Blunt Magazine (Aust)
"Great songs, great singer, really strong band. Really looking forward to seeing these guys again”, Marty Jones - Rhythms Magazine (Aust)
“This is well crafted music from a talented group of people…one of the best bands in the west”, Nils Hay – Rave Magazine (Queensland, Aust)
“If you don’t already own At Last, go directly to your chosen method of purchasing music and buy it immediately – you won’t regret it”, Chloe Pappas – Xpress Magazine (Western Australia)
“Artist to watch in 2012”, Sunday Times (Western Australia)
Bex Chilcott (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals) :: Tim Stacey (Bass & Sample Pad) :: Clay Smith (Electric Guitar, Keys & Backing Vocals) :: Jesse Woodward            (Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Washboard & Backing Vocals) :: Eliza Rogers (Violin & Backing Vocals) :: Ashwin Subramaniam (Drums)
In their home state of, rather appropriately, Western Australia, Ruby Boots are hard to put in a box. Some call it country, others call it folk, or blues or folk blues or blues country or roots, traditional or… well you get the point. The one thing that most seem to agree on that they are good and getting better at every turn. See them live and you’ll be back again. Hear the recordings once and you’ll press play a second and third time. You might say you don’t like country or whatever you think they are, but they do have that knack of growing on people pretty quickly.
The band’s lack of a single pigeon-hole so far is probably because they celebrate most traditional acoustic music with a touch of electric and then deliver it in a contemporary style. If you ignore the band’s hometown, it’s straight up Americana. BUT they’re not American – yep they’ve had that too.
So let’s start over then. Chain-gang chants and blues guitar through to western-swing and honky tonk piano, then across to folk-country and back around again. But, it’s sounding really fresh and we like to call it Twang. Singer Bex is whipping up a hoedown one minute and blowing hats off the next, with stories of a well-travelled life and the people who’ve shared it.
The Big Day Out, Laneway, Nukara, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown Blues, Nannup and West Coast Blues & Roots festivals are all carved into the Boots’ history, not to mention supports for Justin Townes Earle, Rev Horton Heat, Diesel, The Waifs, Oh Mercy, Wagons, Adalita, Ash Grunwald and TinPan Orange since they kicked off with their first EP launch in October 2010. Their second EP launch exactly a year later pulled over 500 happy fans cementing the rapid growth of this band in such a short time.


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