Georgia Ruth is a Cardiff-based songwriter and musician from Aberystwyth. She releases her second album – Fossil Scale – on October 7th, 2016 through Navigator Records. Produced with Marta Salogni, the album features contributions from Meilyr Jones and Suhail Yusuf Khan (Yorkston Thorne Khan).
Her debut album – Week of Pines (produced by David Wrench) – won the Welsh Music Prize 2013-14 and she was nominated in the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Steve Lamacq named her his “Favourite New Band” on BBC 6Music, after she won his Rebel Playlist, and she appeared as a guest on the show. She also performed a live session for Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music Morning Show. Georgia appeared as a guest vocalist on ‘Divine Youth’, a song on the Manic Street Preachers’ Futurology album in 2014 (the album reached no.2 on the Official UK Album Chart).
Georgia has toured extensively in India over the last couple of years, both as a member of Ghazalaw (whose debut album was released on Cerys Matthews’ Marvels of the Universe label in 2015) and as part of the British Council’s Folk Nations project. She also performed in Vietnam for the British Council, both in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
“A dazzling debut, rich with sweet pain and joy” – The Independent ****
“Her own debut is a wonder, full of longing and melody” – MOJO ****
“It could have been made in 1968, in the loveliest possible way” – Indy on Sunday ****
“One of the British folk discoveries of the year” – The Guardian
“Heaven.” – Lauren Laverne, 6Music