Ruby the Rabbitfoot
New As Dew is the Normaltown Records debut and sophomore release by Athens-based songstress, Ruby Kendrick AKA Ruby the RabbitFoot. Humid grooves, glittering guitars, barnacle-sharp piano melodies and Ruby’s deft turn of phrase ador this diverse family of pop songs. Label mate, fellow Athenian and multi-instrumentalist, Nate Nelson (White Violet), engineered and co-produced with Kendrick, but his ultimate contribution is an eloquent array of accompaniment. From guitar and bass, to keys and percussion, Nelson complements each track and confirms that with a little help from her friends, New As Dew will be a brilliant addition to the RabbitFoot canon. Don’t be fooled; this RabbitFoot isn’t riding on luck.
“New As Dew is utterly gimmick-free: these are great songs, sung in a style reminiscent of Jenny Lewis or Joni Mitchell, equally radio-ready sing-alongs as well-crafted gems.” – JamBase
“…the record manages to sound both vaguely familiar but wholly original. The stellar songwriting is punctuated by Kendrick’s crystal clear vocals and whisper quiet instrumentation.” – John B. Moore (Blurt Magazine)
“Ruby’s wispy sweet pipes help illuminate her confident songwriting, which is mature and skilled beyond her years. I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if Ruby was a household name this time next year.” – Tom Haugen (Inforty.com)