Bar Redux Presents Ruby & The Rouges
Ruby & The Rogues — This trio’s unique instrumentation and individual styles create a refreshing and accessible musical experience. The members reconnected as Ruby & The Rogues during 2013 and produced their debut album the following year. This led to their 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage performance. In prior years they opened for such major acts as Heart, Tim Reynolds, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and Bonerama. This New Orleans based band continues to perform regularly in local clubs and venues.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Ruby Rendrag, was born at Ochsner to a Houma Indian Mother and a banjo playing, West Virginian Father. Ruby has been a part of the New Orleans music scene for 15 years performing as a solo artist and as a side woman with many local acts. She lives a life immersed in music. As owner of New Orleans Muse, she helps local, national and international artists plan and execute their recording projects. She infuses Ruby & The Rogues with lyrical immediacy, a percussive guitar style, and her bluegrass-Led Zeppelin-80’s underground influences.
Percussionist, Michael Ennis, sits on a box called a «cajon» with shakers strapped to his shoes surrounded by cymbals, a djembe, congas and an assortment of other “bells and whistles”. With the power of a rock drummer, Mike constructs the backbone for the trio using finesse, space, intensity and color. This ex-bull ridin', motorcycle trekkin', blue-eyed Texan has called New Orleans his home for 33 years.
Cellist, Suki Kuehn, an LSU graduate, was born in Japan and has lived throughout the US. After serving in the US Navy submarine force, he settled in New Orleans in 1991. He plays an old french cello that for who-knows-how-long lived in a barn south of Paris. Using a few choice effects, Suki creates prosodic phrases that «sing» between the lines, echoing or responding to the lyrics and exposing the depth of those unspoken sensibilities within the songs.