Ruth Purves Smith and the 581 ~
Ruth Purves Smith grew up rambling the prairie highways between her cultured mother’s urban home and her father and stepmother’s antique woolen mill rural home, and the paradox is evident in her sound and style. While the stories may appear to be simple, traditional country, they are supported by a sound that pulls influence from the city; complicated, restless and sometimes loud.
Grouping together with the 581, Ruth recorded her debut solo album ‘Out In The Storm’ after years with various bands in and around Alberta. It’s one of those long time coming albums and to all who hear it, is well timed yet way overdue! Built on a foundation of driving, electric country rock, laced with banjo, harmonica and acoustic guitar, Ruth constructs spine tingling imagery and emotion with her lyrics, and the entire package takes you through the gamut of emotions. Recorded at Glow Music Arts in Calgary, AB and produced by Craig Newnes, Out In The Storm is a dynamic and enthralling album and Ruth Purves Smith and the 581 are proud to show the world.