Ruth Moody in Review – Superior songwriters…

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010.

Ruth Moody – The Garden (Red House)

Like a flower that grows from seed to blossom, The Garden blooms in acoustic splendour.

The album is the debut solo release from Ruth Moody, a member of the ever-popular Wailin’ Jennys, and it’s an ear-tingling delight.

Moody wrote or co-wrote all 12 tracks and she plays acoustic guitar, banjo, piano, ukulele and accordion, which are lovely vehicles to carry her soft, sweet, plaintive vocals. Those vocals receive sensitive treatment from producer David Travers-Smith. However, she gets a helping hand from a gifted gathering of guest artists including Elora’s Kevin Breit, Colin Cripps, Luke Doucet, Joey Wright, Greg Liszt and Oh Susanna, among others.