Ruby & The Reckless
Ruby Jane & The Reckless is a band out of Austin TX that is led by violin prodigy/singer-songwriter Ruby Jane. “A psych-jamming, darkly optimistic, alt-hooky, fiddlin’ mind f**k.” – Tour Worthy Magazine
At the age of 9, Ruby Jane Smith was crowned the youngest person to play the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 12, she joined legend Dale Watson on stage at Austin’s historic Continental Club. Smith’s list of accolades is astounding – boasting a steady stream of awards from the title of Mississippi State Fiddle Champion at age 10 to touring as lead violinist for artists like Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, Blues Traveler, Local Natives and performed alongside acts like Sheryl Crow & ZZ Top.
Since joining forces in 2015, Ruby Jane and The Reckless have received the prestigious Black Fret grant and have finished working on their debut album “In My Head” recorded in Austin’s own Bubble Studio with renowned producer Frenchie Smith (Gary Clark Jr., JET, Santana, Wild Child, Trail of The Dead). Haunting lullabies accompanied by the nation’s best in violin performance, tracks “In My Head” and “Rainbows,” speak volume to the group’s ability to redefine modern indie rock. With their combination of extraordinary musical abilities, beautiful harmonies, and hooky choruses, they are creating a new sound that breaches the limits of musicianship in modern day pop music.
Hot Cotton is the solo project from Austin, TX songwriter, Eva Mueller; previously of groups One Hundred Flowers, The Unbearables, Polar Optimist, and Lady Maybe & The Sometimes Friends. A wistful songwriter who blends sadness, optimism, and grace into cleverly written melodies and whose lyrics focus on the human condition, love, loss, and coping.