Ruth Parker and Dan Parsons play Some Velvet Morning in celebration of Ruth's debut album 'Cul de Sac'.
There’s a photo on Ruth Parker’s wall. Her German ancestors gathered around a piano, with flutes and violins, beer mugs in their hands, mouths open in song. This emerging, Melbourne based singer songwriter has music in her blood.
Her contemporary, urban folk with its haunting lyrics, beautiful melodies and finger picking guitar and ukulele style, weaves stories of dislocation, vulnerability and renewal.
Her debut album 'Cul de Sac', maps a journey down unfamiliar streets. Recently relocating from WA, adapting to life in a new city, Ruth found herself in a Cul de Sac – a place where emotions were held, distilled, expressed and crafted into song.
Inspired by the confessional intensity of Conor Orberst, the imagist purity of Joni Mitchell and the graceful harmonies of Jesca Hoop and Sam Beam, Ruth’s songs create a synthesis of emotional authenticity and melodic beauty.