Ruth Greenwood | I Won't Apologize

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I Won't Apologize

by Ruth Greenwood

Powerful songwriter w/ Nashville & major label cuts; passion, humor, tenderness and a bluesy voice "A classic singer/songwriter with a gift for storytelling with great hooks and a voice to match." Larry Oakes - Founder of Singer/Songwriter Sessions
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wish I'd Known
2:29 $0.99
2. On the Head of a Pin
3:54 $0.99
3. I Won't Apologize
2:24 $0.99
4. Name for This
2:13 $0.99
5. Family Circus
2:37 $0.99
6. Debt
3:37 $0.99
7. Been Thinking Bout You.
1:49 $0.99
8. What Is
3:59 $0.99
9. Indian Summer
2:45 $0.99
10. One
3:11 $0.99
11. H.O.T. (Happy on Top)
2:26 $0.99
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Album Notes
An audience member came up to Ruth after her set at the Bluebird Cafe last year and shyly asked for her card.
"I want to invite you to my wedding," she said.
Flattered, Ruth asked if her fiance was at the club too.
"No, I don't have a boyfriend yet," she replied,"but when I >DO< get married, I want YOU to be there because you and your songs just radiate so much love."

(Enthusiastic fans like that "make me feel like I'm 5' tall!" Ruth--who's 4'11"--laughs...but she does sing in a warm soulful voice people seem surprised emerges from little her. An otherwise-bright A&R man, meeting Ruth after hearing her first demo said, "You're white?!" "Pink, actually," she joked.)

There's no need for Singer-Songwriter Ruth Greenwood to apologize for her debut CD, "I Won't Apologize." One of the best songwriters on the music scene today, Ruth Greenwood makes an exceptionally strong debut with her CD "I Won't Apologize." With gripping, well-crafted lyrics and music, beautiful guitar and mandolin work along with Ruth's natural, raw and emotional vocals - every song on this CD sizzles. Greenwood deals with all facets of love in her CD, from losing love in "Wish I'd Known" and "Indian Summer" to unrequited love in "I Won't Apologize" and "What Is," to the joys and passion of love in "Hot" and "One." A wife and mother, Ruth also deals with family life in songs such as "Family Circus" and the lack of love in one of my favorite songs on the CD, called, "Debt." (From a review by Cindy Gordon)

Ruth's first song on her first demo (made a few months after finishing college) was recorded on RCA by Gail Wynters. On hearing those first demos--with Ruth singing--the late John Hammond, Sr. wrote, "Excellent writer, good singer."

Other songs were recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, FAME TV show and second cast album (reaching #1-3 in Europe), Gary Portnoy ("Cheers" cowriter). In Nashville, Ralph Murphy produced Saundra Steele's recording of Ruth's "Better than Ever", written with Jack Perricone. (KT Oslin recorded it as well). Ruth and Jack also wrote an album for Sesame Street Records.

Ruth took a break from the music business to concentrate on her family, but returned to it in earnest after placing 4 songs out of the top 15 in a Nashville song contest, and was a finalist in the USA and Songsearch contests.

After her first Writers' Night at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, she was invited to play in the round with Tony Arata ("The Dance" by Garth Brooks) last year, at the Belcourt Theatre in the round with Angela Kaset, Gerald Smith, Ken Mellons and Rachel Williams
She has also been an invited performer at Nashville's Commodore, Broken Spoke, Hall of Fame, Cocktails and the French Quarter, in New York at the Bitter End and Arlene's Grocery as well as NJ's WDVR's Heartland Hayride live radio broadcast. Various cuts from Ruth's CD received airplay/streaming on WMVY-FM, Martha's Vineyard, MA (song, "Name for This"; KAOS-FM, Olympia WA; WDIY-FM, Lehigh Valley PA("Wish I'd Known" and "I Won't Apologize"); and Shonan Beach FM (Japan) ("Name for This" was a featured song); WCVF 88.9 FM in FREDONIA NY (and over 35 international stations - song "What Is"), and others.



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Elizabeth Marlowe

Ruth Greenwood crosses over
In the company of geniuses such as Lyle Lovett and Randy Newman, Ruth Greenwood busts down genre barriers and blazes her own trail like a tiny Tasmanian devil! Just one listen, and I was hooked. But how to describe her style? Soothing, exciting, sexy even. Her songwriting chops are as good as it gets, and her strong, rich voice is simply mesmerizing. This CD is a "must buy" for music snobs.

Unfortunately for the record store clerks, they just won't know where to file it.

Cassendre Xavier

A lovely album!
Excellently crafted songs, well sung, light-hearted guitar playing style. A lovely album!

Craig Wolff

Great performances from a great songwriter...
This album is full of REAL Ruth's songs and in her voice. She's the real deal, and this cd is the proof.

The only downside to this album: you'll be humming "Family Circus" for weeks. ;)

Mike Siegel

the wait was worth it!
I have known of Ruth's songsfor a few years because of a songwriter's website- they were always a cut above most of what was posted. I think you'll find these simple arrangements of some great songs more than entertaining.... if you have any reverance for songcraft, or for acoustic music from female singer/songwriters- this should float your boat...

cloud nine and cloud seven

We love "I Won't Apologize"!
Internet Music Radio, "Gone Fishing for Blue Skies", loves Ruth Greenwood. Personal favorite, "Name for This".