-Greil Marcus, Believer Magazine
As one of the most critically acclaimed and celebrated independent singer/songwriters of the late 90s and 2000s, Gerson has been dubbed “an underground songwriting master,” (The San Francisco Chronicle). A completely self-released recording artist, Ruth has appeared on the “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Extra” (NBC), PBS, Showtime, HBO and Lifetime television. She has released seven albums and recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Jim Scott (Wilco, Tedeschi Trucks, Citizen Cope), as well as Rick Chertoff (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Sophie B. Hawkins). She has also recorded with legendary producer Don Dixon (REM, Smithereens, Marti Jones) and Dan Wise (Scissor Sisters, The Secret Machines).MORE
“With a voice that rises from tender endearments to a bluesy, impassioned growl, Ruth Gerson sings folk-rock songs that reach for the status of anthems; she’s a Bob Dylan fan who can be as galvanic as Bruce Springsteen.”
-Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“Powerful. Ruth Gerson plumb(s) the depths of both love and violence with a clear and empathetic eye. A collection of murder ballads” transforming gruesome crimes into the stuff of legend” Deceived is a beautiful record. You could listen to it while eating dinner by candlelight. Gerson keeps her powerful voice whispery and calm for these renditions, and the production, by Rick Chertoff and William Wittman, aims for sweetness and light. The effect is to cast new light on familiar song… [Gerson] show(s) up their misogyny while also admitting their allure.”
-Ann Powers, The Record, NPR
“With a huge, flawless voice she makes her ideas sing, and every word is welded to the beat!”
-The Village Voice, (NYC)
“As impressive a singer/songwriter as any this critic has encountered in several years… I was grabbed first by the purity, suppleness and strength of her voice… and then by the vividness of her lyrics. An unusual talent to be sure and one I’m very much looking forward to hearing again.”
-Chip Deffaa, The New York Post
“A marvelous voice, full of sultry blues inflections and rock ‘n roll power…”
-Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post
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