Ham Jam House -Concert
Ruby Jane Fundraiser
07/01/2018, 06/23/2017, 12/02/2016, 09/02/2016, 01/23/2015, 05/06/2011
The recent fire...
The apartment fire on South Lamar a couple of weeks ago hit Ruby Jane hard. She lost her new violin and a good part of her wardrobe. She is using a borrowed violin for now.
Let's help Ruby Jane get back on her feet!...
The Ham Jam House will host a fund-raiser for Ruby Jane on Sunday, July 1st, 2018. Doors open at 3:00 and the concert is from 4:00 until 8:00.
Ruby Jane and friends will play a number of sets and many musicians she knows and has played with will take turns sitting in for a few songs each. It will be an exciting afternoon because Ruby Jane will have to invent parts for songs she's never heard, but also because she has toured with many famous musicians. Who knows who will show up to play!
Ruby Jane Smith is a young fiddle prodigy turned singer/songwriter/national touring artist. When Ruby Jane was 9, she became the youngest person to ever be invited to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. At the age of 11, she won the Mississippi State Fiddle Championship and went on to win numerous contests all over the South.
Ruby Jane moved to Austin, Texas in September 2007 and since then she has opened for/toured with Willie Nelson, Blues Traveler, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Drake Bell, Lyle Lovett, Local Natives, Big and Rich, and many more, as well as playing Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival with her own band. She now resides in Austin, Texas and tours nationally.
Ruby Jane's unique style blends rock, folk, jazz, and funk into an exciting and stunning amalgamation of sounds. She recently took the stage at SXSW with Lady Gaga and worked with musical director Michael Bearden (known for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour among others). Her latest CD, "Celebrity: Empire of Emptiness" was released in June 2012. Her new single and music video, "Ticket Out", was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Mario Marchetti (Black Eyed Peas, JoJo, Jennifer Lopez, Pussycat Dolls, etc.) and was released Nov 7, 2013 as the first track on her upcoming 2014.
"She is a multi-instrumentalist, talented with violin, mandolin, guitar, and sweet vocals. She has a great bag of original tunes, and loves to play jazz & swing covers...especially those by Django Reinhardt. Ruby Jane has a good ear for invention and everything she plays has sections where she lets her musical mind and her flying fingers soar! We are lucky that she moved to Austin and can treat her Austin friends to her exceptional "Ruby Jane Show" of delicious music. " ~ Daren
"She is a great picker, fiddler, songwriter, and singer with an amazing career in front of her. I love her!" ~ Willie Nelson
Ruby Jane's latest project is the fine band, "Ruby & The Reckless", which you will certainly get a taste of at the Ham Jam House concert!
Ruby & The Reckless
Ruby Jane's YouTube Videos...
"Ticket Out" Ruby Jane - Newest single/music video
Covering Alt J's Tessellate - Ruby Jane Cover Video
Ruby Jane - "Dancing with Disaster" - New live video from Blue Rock studios LIVE
Doors open at 3:00 and the concert is 4:00 to 8:00.
The band suggests an admission donation of $20. Daren suggests folks bump in more if they can to help Ruby Jane recover! The entire donation goes to the musicians.
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!
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