The Life of Lilly
Ruth's 2nd album...
"If Ruth Notman isn't England's best female folk vocalist since Sandy Denny please let me know who is"
"This album is stunningly good and Ruth deserves to have mega success with it"
"The songs are twelve dishes on a michelin starred menu"
"Every track on the album is a gem and although only recently purchased,it has become one of my all time favourite's- it's as sweet as a nut!"
and the reviewers love it to!
"After hearing Ruth, Kate Rusby remarked 'I was totally blown away'. Me too, Kate, me too." Penguin Eggs Magazine
"Even by the high standards we've come to anticipate, Ruth Notman's emergence is particularly exciting" Properganda"Further persuasive evidence of Ruth's stature, personality and Presence" fRoots"
A true talent, and derserving of an audience far beyond folk's boundaries" EDS Magazine"A major step in the right direction for this hugely talented performer" R2
The Life of Lilly is a real musical journey that picks up where “Threads” left off. A balance of traditional material, self-penned songs and well chosen covers are given Ruth’s usual, unusual treatment. From epic film score-like arrangements to simple accompanied delights with a bit of everything in between.
Ruth’s debut album Threads came out in November 2007 and really did, to quote BBC Radio 3’s Verity Sharp, “Cause Quite a Stir”. Rarely has a young Folk artist's first album had such a huge impact on what is sometimes a difficult genre to please. But it did more than please the folk fraternity. It went on to receive plaudits in major nationals including The Independent (album of the week), The Guardian and MoJo. Ruth played live in session on Radio 2 with Bob Harris, who loved the album and Ruth’s live set and she gained recognition from some of the folk greats such as John Tams, Kate Rusby and Nic Jones, whose version of Billy Don’t You Weep For Me Ruth covers and who called Threads a “Super Album”.
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