Nashville-based, Australian-born artist Ruby Boots has signed with Chicago label Bloodshot Records and will release her label debut Don't Talk about It on February 9th, 2018. Pre-order on CD, digital, or transparent orange/gold vinyl LP here. The album was recorded at Modern Electric Sound Records in Dallas, TX under the watchful eye of talented producer Beau Bedford (Paul Cauthen) and features Lone Star-bred collective and studio wizards The Texas Gentlemen as the backing band.
Ruby Boots had the following to say about joining the Bloodshot ranks: “After packing up my life and literally moving the furthest distance possible from Perth Western Australia to Nashville, TN (fact), it's a really special chapter for me and an honour to be welcomed into the Bloodshot Records family. I have been a super fan of the label, and so many of their artists, for several years, and I'm over the moon that my new record has found the right home, allowing my journey in to America, UK, and Europe to continue.”
In 2015, Ruby Boots (real name Bex Chilcott) released an independent record entitled Solitude to budding and consistent critical approval across Australia and eventually trickling over to the United States, including rave reviews from Rhythms Magazine, The Courier-Mail, The Age, and No Depression. Surrounding the release, her live persona and overall creative reputation began to spread as a powerful and unique voice paired with a laser-beam focused songwriting sensibility and led her to share the stage with the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels & Rope, Nikki Lane, Tony Joe White, and many others.
“When you’re invited to share a bill with headliners like Kris Kristofferson, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels & Rope, Nikki Lane, Reverend Horton Heat, and Tony Joe White, you’re bound to learn a thing or two. Yet, in listening to her debut album, one can’t help but suspect that it was Ruby Boots’ own style and savvy that earned her a place on that stage to begin with.” – No Depression
Bloodshot will distribute Ruby Boots’ music in North America and across western Europe, while her home label Island Records / Universal will release her music in Australia and New Zealand, and their partners will release in Eastern Europe, Asia and more.
In the meantime, here's the opening track from Don't Talk About It.
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