Ruby Jane Smith took Austin music by storm the day she came to town almost a decade ago. In September of 2007 at the age of 12, Smith’s family made the move to Austin and that very same night she joined country music legend Dale Watson on stage at Austin’s historic Continental Club. Crowned the youngest fiddler player invited to play Grand Ole Opry, Smith’s list of accolades is astounding – boasting a steady stream of awards from the title of Mississippi State Fiddle Champion at age 10 to the Black Fret Grant her band received last year. She’s toured as lead violinist for artists like Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, Local Natives and performed alongside acts like Sheryl Crow & ZZ Top.
After producing music on her own for the last 4 years, Smith now takes center stage in the five-piece folk pop group Ruby & The Reckless. The band’s debut album In My Head – recorded in Austin’s own Bubble Studio (Gary Clark Jr., Santana, Dandy Warhols) – is set to be released in September. Haunting lullabies accompanied by the country’s best in violin performance, tracks “In My Head” and “Rainbow,” speak volumes to the group’s ability to redefine modern indie rock.
Ruby & The Reckless perform at The Continental Club August 11th, 2016