** PLEASE NOTE: This show will take place at our alternative home for the evening: THE WATER RATS, 328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, WC1X 8BZ. Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.15pm. **


Green Note presents…

RUTH THEODORE has just signed an exciting record deal with Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records in the USA and is off on tour there for the foreseeable, but before she goes, to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated 5th studio record Ruth and her knock-out band are back on the road in the UK in April-May.

Theodore has assembled another exciting line-up of talented musicians for this launch tour. Notably amongst them is award winning zimbabwean bassist Edith Weutonga. This time they perform the new album which is the fruits of her further collaborations with Grammy and Tony award-winning bassist/producer Todd Sickafoose and Swiss American percussion virtuoso Mathias Kunzli, recorded in upstate New York by Eli Crews (Tune Yards).

“The last time I played the London Palladium Ruth Theodore was on the bill with me. I watched from the wings inspired by her authenticity, her connection with my audience, and her free artistic spirit. That night I saw her as a true Righteous Babe. Last fall, when she reached out with her new album, it seemed the perfect time to reunite and help introduce her to North America.” — Ani DiFranco

Heralded in the music press as “one of the most innovative, original, exciting – and underrated – artists in the UK” – Ruth creates and performs with a unique and instantly recognizable style that effortlessly pushes the boundaries of gender and genre, and defies the confines of the conventional ‘singer-songwriter’ archetype.

This stage show is geared around bringing more of Ruth’s incredible new music into the limelight and together with gripping stories from her life, she and her percussive line-up of drums, bass, keys, and backing vocals, will take you on an emotional, often political and very playful journey.

Expect new merchandise!

The live show will include performances of the new singles HOLD ON ME, FULL METAL JACKET as well as top tracks PEOPLE PEOPLE,THOMPSON, and KISSING IN TRAFFIC plus many more.

“I love Ruth Theodore… A top songwriter and a top person” – Tom Robinson – BBC6 music

“Confident and original” – The Guardian ★★★★

“Having received critical acclaim for her four outstanding and unique records, you’d be crazy to miss this chance to see her” – Time Out Magazine


Support from MIRIAM JONES

British Columbia native Miriam Jones brings her latest record, Reach For The Morning, to the Water Rats stage. Driven by electric guitar and featuring twelve songs of faith, hope and self-revelation, the album was very much the product of lockdown strictures and was recorded in Miriam’s pop-up home basement studio (a concrete, cavernous abyss!) with Jones producing and playing all of the instruments bar a handful of percussion overdubs. The record contains seven brand new self-written tunes plus three covers (a startling reframing of Dylan’s “Lord Protect My Child”, Purcell’s iconic “When I Am Laid In Earth” and Lionel Bart’s “Who Will Buy?”) on top of radical makeovers of two songs of praise from the hymnal canon.
Maybe it was the lockdowns, the oppressive forces of all kinds bearing down, or maybe it was simply within the natural flow of where I was at in myself, but I sure was hell bent on making this thing. It’s been a huge accomplishment personally to me, like slaying a Giant with a sling and 5 smooth stones
“Throughout the record, Miriam cleverly weaves well-chosen covers and traditional music with her own compositions and it’s a credit to her songwriting that her material not only bears comparison with the likes of Dylan but, in many cases, stands out as superior. Jones could sing the phone book and you’d want to stay ‘till Z.” – Red Guitar Music