"The throwback honkytonk tunes of Ruby Rae [are] darker than your usual singer-songwriter fare, with noir-ish and Southern gothic influenced lyrics." –Washington Post
Ruby Rae’s debut release title Double Feature could easily be mistaken for a night at the local drive-in when rock'n'roll still flirted with its honky-tonk roots. Her songs "It Came from the Swamp" and "Invisible Man" showcase country inflected instrumentation paired with heartfelt and sinister stories of guns, love, and loneliness. Backed by a full band on her second EP The Outskirts, Ruby Rae's explores the outsider element of a small American town.
"Healy’s vocals are at once potent, powerful, fragile, beckoning, vulnerable yet guarded. She writes like someone who has tasted her share of life; has been hurt; has been exhilarated; has found and lost her faith. There is a dare in this music... -BuddyHollywood
An original songwriter and one man band from Flint, Michigan, the ownsome outlaw plays a homemade, hand-built two-gallon oil can electric guitar, harmonica, drums with his barefeet, sometimes switches to banjo or acoustic guitar and plays them all live... No loops or backing tracks. Raised on rock'n'roll, honky-tonk, punk, jazz, blues and influenced by everything he's ever heard, Cash O'Riley brings his "stewed & screwed hellbilly blues" across the highways and byways in the his 1964 chevy belair and gets every foot within earshot tappin', the floor dancin' and hands clappin'.
Dead Flowers got its start as a celebrated music-centered online platform for its writers' passions and obsessions. It was a place to read about the classics reconsidered, the obscure brought into the spotlight, the lost re-found, and the so-called "marginal" made to matter... Those elements animate Dead Flowers Productions, an enterprise devoted to managing, booking, and promoting bands and projects that ignite those same passions.