Ruth Wyand and The Tribe of One, is a one woman band from Kill Devil Hills, NC, that generates the energy of a four piece band. With her powerful yet intricate picking style, alternating thumb bass, bottleneck slide, multiple foot drums and raw blues vocals, Ruth draws on her deep love of American roots music to showcase her strengths as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Demonstrating her instrumental prowess, primal rhythmic energy, emotive vocals and songwriting “Tribe Of One” was recorded live in the studio. The album is a mixture of 11 originals plus 3 covers by Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Piedmont Blues Guitarist Etta Baker.
official website: http://www.ruthwyand.com
… a solo performer with an arsenal of guitars, foot percussions, upright snare & a suitcase kick drum going simultaneously. She sings like an angel, plays guitar like a demon and creates a mighty sound. I’ve caught a few one-person bands over the years with mixed results. Wyand is undoubtedly the best I’ve seen” - John Porter Time For The Blues Richmond VA
. …I’ve had the pleasure of working with and listening to Ruth for over a decade. Once you have the opportunity to see Ruth Wyand and the Tribe of One live, then you’ll understand why I always
introduce her as a “Totally Rocking Chick!” - Lisa Brickhouse-Davis Radio Announcer/Event Promoter & Big Fan WVOD 99.1 Voice of the Carolinas
…“Possessing a powerful voice & the ability to mix jazz runs with primal delta slide - Chip Lamey Juke Joint Notes
Marty's review: Ruth Wyand serves up a dose of raw and harmonic roots music on this energetic and exuberant release. Being a one-woman band is what makes Ruth special in that she knows where the music is all coming from and knows how to deliver it. With exceptional guitar work, dynamic vocals and cleverly-written songs, this album is a treat for roots music fans from an artist that is skillful and masterful. Thank you Ruth.