ABOUT: Ruby Amanfu joined the Hozier tour on backing vocals with her Nashville friend, Rachael Lampa. She was on tour for 6 weeks at the launch of the album in the USA (Sept 29 – Nov 6, 2014). Ruby has had a long working relationship with Jack White. She released her album Standing Still in 2015 and appeared at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016.
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May 30: Collaborating with Steelism, Ruby appears on their new track, Roulette. May 29: Ruby was a guest on WMOT Roots Radio The String. May 25: Magic happened in the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. May 24: Ruby played the sold out In Celebration of Bob Dylan at City Winery in New York. May 5: Ruby performs Shadow on the Wall on the album Cover Stories featuring artists from Adele to Pearl Jam reinterpreting Brandi Carlile’s album Stories. Proceeds from the album benefit War Child and child victims of war. May 4: Ruby performed on WXPN’s World Cafe Nashville. Apr 20: Ruby will be returning to the Newport Folk Festival this summer with Steelism and Nicole Atkins. She also announced shows at City Winery in New York and the Festival for the Eno River in Durham. Apr 16: Ruby sang at City Winery in Nashville. Apr 9: Ruby played Rhythm & Blooms Festival in Knoxville, TN. Apr 4: Ruby announced her gig at Pilgrimage Festival in September. Mar 25: Ruby was back on the set of the CMT series, Nashville.Mar 20: Ruby had a chat with the Lincoln Center in advance of her performance to talk about music and food. Mar 19: Supported a big lineup at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Mar 16: Ruby has a new track out soon. Mar 15: Ruby is in Third Man Records’ Jack-On-Tour Blunderbuss Podcast feat. Jack White. Mar 13: Announced gig at R&B Festival in Knoxville, TN in April. Mar 12: Ruby played Rhythm & Blooms in Knoxville, TN. Mar 10: Savannah Stopover Festival, Savannah, GA with a nice feature on Ruby. Mar 2: Ruby is working with the Looking Out Foundation to support War Child. Feb 26: Ruby is part of the soundtrack to the film When We Rise. Feb 21: Ruby will be included on an album of Brandi Carlile songs called Cover Stories to benefit War Child to be released on May 5. Feb 19-26: Ruby will be sailing with the Cayamo Cruise with Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Buddy Miller, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Sam Lewis, Tampa, FL. Feb 20: Announced that Ruby will be supporting a big lineup including Fisk Jubilee Singers at the Ryman Auditorium on Mar 19. Feb 17: Ruby supported St. Paul and the Broken Bones at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Feb 16: Ruby will be performing on the Cayamo Cruise with Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Buddy Miller, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Sam Lewis, Feb 19 – 26. Feb 1: Ruby’s NPR Mountain Stage performance was released. Jan 30: Ruby’s track, How My Love Gets Made, from the show. Jan 26: Ruby’s appearance on the CMT show Nashville aired. Jan 20: Ruby released a new song, When They Go Low, We Go High timed with the US Presidential inauguration. Jan 18: Savannah Stopover Festival gig announced for Mar 10. Jan 9: Ruby announced that she’ll be playing Lincoln Center’s American Songbook in the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse on March 29. Dec 29: Ruby announced that she’ll make an appearance on the CMT show, Nashville. Dec 6: Ruby appears on backing vocals on Beyoncé’s song Don’t Hurt Yourself. The gritty track from her Lemonade album was co-written with Jack White and received a Grammy nomination today for Best Rock Performance. Dec 4: Ruby totally ripped up the vocals on With a Little Help From My Friends in Nashville.