Ruth Notman is a contemporary folk singer/songwriter based in South Yorkshire, who now aged 24, has been maturing and honing her style and skill for over a decade in front of festival and venue audiences all over the UK.
After a musical sabbatical to concentrate on studies, Ruth is returning with more style than ever and is currently preparing to record her new Album, due for release in 2013, three years after her latest record ‘The Life of Lilly’ released by Mrs Casey Records in 2009.
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 includingThe 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”.