Ruut and Invoke played for the first time together on Thursday night in Loyola’s coffee house. The concert was hosted by the school’s radio station, WLOY, as part of a weekly entertainment series. During the performance, Ruut debuted her new album, Untold Stories, in it’s entirety for the lucky audience.
It’s almost impossible to imagine that the two acts are just now performing together. The first time, live, collaboration was phenomenal. Ruut and Invoke displayed a innate, musical friendship that captured the audience from the very beginning.
Untold Stories is full of Ruut’s honest, heart-wrenching lyrics. Though she joked about only writing dramatic pieces, her work is much more than that. She writes from raw experiences -like the realization of how short life is – and pairs those emotions with her powerful talent on the piano. Invoke’s compositions are cinematic, and add just the right amount of musical narrative to round out each song into a well-polished, unified work of art.
If you missed the performance last night, you can catch Ruut and Invoke for Untold Stories’ official release on Saturday, March 12th. They will play from the new album at Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis, Maryland. The doors open at 12:00 PM and the show begins at 1:00. Tickets are available at http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/event/1058649-ruut-string-quartet-invoke-annapolis. Be sure to catch the breath-taking collaboration before they leave for their tour on the West Coast. You won’t want to pass this up!