Ruby Amanfu Brings Southern Soul to Helsinki Hudson

Ruby Amanfu

Ruby Amanfu

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Nashville-based singer Ruby Amanfu brings her unique blend of country-tinged soul and pop to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, June 5, at 8pm.

After years of collaborating with the likes of Jack White, Kelly Clarkson, Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, Wanda Jackson, and Hozier, and after a stint as one-half of the duo Sam & Ruby, Ghanaian-born, Nashville-raised Ruby Amanfu struck out on her own with “Standing Still,” which received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone (“a tour through music history”), Billboard (“Nashville’s next indie star”), and NPR (“magnetic”). The album includes Amanfu’s unique treatments of songs by the likes of Brandi Carlile, Kanye West and Bob Dylan, among others, as well as her own manifesto, “I Tried.”

On her recent album, “Standing Still,” Amanfu’s songs range from the noirish jazz of “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is,” with a hint of Patsy Cline by way of Norah Jones, to a funky, steamy version of “Where You Going” by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, given a “Wrecking Ball”-era Emmylou Harris treatment.

Amanfu has also been named one of “Nashville’s 25 Most Beautiful People” by Nashville Lifestyles and one of the “50 Best Dressed Southerners 2015” by Southern Living.

For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.


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