Organ. Trombone. Saucy redhead. Pair with soul-stirring performances of insightful music and you have the experience that is Ruby Friedman Orchestra. I first saw RFO at the Bordello Bar in downtown over 2 years ago. I fell in love immediately. Being transported by raw and penetrating verse can do that to a girl.
Last week I went to see RFO perform at The Hotel Cafe on the eve of their entry into the studio to record their debut album. It was a stripped-down acoustic set that packed a full Ruby punch.
The fact that they still have not released an album has been a source of consternation for me since that night at the Bordello. Every time I check their Facebook page I gasp, "Still?!?!" When will they appease the frothing masses? (Read: the frothing me.) Apparently, Summer 2012. They are waiting until 6 months before the end of the world to release their debut album. Honey badger doesn't give a shit. (Ruby would be the honey badger in this scenario.)
I have heard that good things come to those who wait. In this instance, I'm inclined to believe it. Here's a little something from last week's show to hold us over.
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