Entertainment World – “Vibe of 70’s Fleetwood Mac meets Country. Hot Record from Ruby Red.”

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Suzanne Santo released today her solo debut album Ruby Red via Soozanto Records. Best known as one-half of Americana duo HONEYHONEY, Santo steps out on her own for the first time and, more than 10 years into an acclaimed career, turns a new corner.

Produced by multi-platinum Grammy nominee Butch WalkerRuby Red is caught halfway between the dark swoon of pop-noir, the raw rasp of soul music, and the honest punch of Americana. It’s an album about love, life, and lust in the modern world. A moody, fierce, melody-driven 11-song offering, Ruby Red ranges from Southern-gothic anthems to slow-burning soul ballads to explosive rockers, all anchored around Santo’s voice: an electrifying, elastic instrument that’s capable of both vulnerability and ferocity.

Before they collaborated on Ruby Red, Santo made multiple appearances on Butch Walker’s latest album Stay Gold. She joined him on the road, too, singing harmonies and playing violin, guitar, and banjo during a nationwide tour in 2016. During breaks in her touring schedule, she began diving into a different type of songwriting, looking to diverse albums by Erykah Badu, David Bowie, Townes Van Zandt, and the Alabama Shakes for inspiration. For years, she’d always been somebody else’s bandmate. This was a time to explore her own identity. To write her own music. To ignore genres and defy expectations. To determine what, exactly, she wanted to say, and find out the best way to deliver it.

“This record is so fucking sexy, I can’t deal,” stated Butch Walker. “Proud to have been in the room when these songs were going down. Put it on and turn out the lights.”

This Fall, Suzanne will join former Old Crow Medicine Show co-founder Willie Watson on tour kicking off in Louisville on October 13th and hitting Chicago, Washington DC, and Philadelphia among many others.

Tune in Thursdays to TBS at 10pm EST (9pm CST) where Suzanne will appear weekly in the new comedy series The Guest Book alongside HONEYHONEY bandmate Ben Jaffe. Each episode will feature the duo in various acting and musical roles. HONEYHONEY also wrote the show’s theme song as well as several songs for the soundtrack appearing throughout the season. New York Times stated “Helping considerably: the music of the alt-country blues duo HONEYHONEY, which is smartly deployed throughout the series.”

 

Track List:

01) Handshake

02) Ghost In My Bed

03) The Wrong Man

04) Best Out Of Me

05) Regrets

06) Yours Or Mine

07) Love Fucked Up

08) Blood On Your Knees

09) Bullets

10) Better Than That

11) Regrets (Acoustic)

 

Tour Dates:

08/23 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

09/21 – Tahlequah, OK @ Medicine Stone Festival

10/13 – Louisville, KY @ Galaxie Outer Space*

10/14 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark*

10/15 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird*

10/17 – Newport, KY @ Southgate Revival House*

10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music*

10/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club*

10/20 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl*

10/21 – Columbus, OH @ the Basement*

10/23 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd*

10/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade*

10/26 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*

10/27 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki*

10/28 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt*

10/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*

 

* w/ Willie Watson

 

HONEYHONEY Tour Dates:

10/04 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery

10/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi

10/06 – Spring Lake, MI @ 7 Steps Up

10/07 – Valparaiso, IN @ Memorial Opera House

10/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Sheldon Arts Foundation

 

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Ruby Red is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

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