Tall Enough for This Ride
Ruby Red, a North West 6-pack from Portland, Oregon akin to Sheryl Crow, The Wreckers and John Mellancamp brings their brand of rockin' pop to the music table with a side of country for a full meal deal. A latecomer to the party, true natural and front woman "Rockin'" Robin Brantley leads the band with less experience than any of the other five. This "long legged ball of fire" (Portland Tribune, 4/6/07) from California takes you from honest ballad to rock-your-socks-off heavy-hitters with a guitar-slinger's swagger and a large helping of on-stage charisma. From Loretta Lynn to Sheryl Crow, she draws on multiple sides of the musical spectrum to form unforgettable songs loved by many! 'A favorite on sponsor station KUPL, the band's latest album, "Tall Enough for This Ride," is full of spunky and mature songwriting and talented musicianship that blends influences from country, rock and pop into a catchy and satisfying whole.' -Barbara Mitchell, Portland Tribune(3/14/08) 'Ruby Red offers a fresh, lively sound made up of contagious rhythms and infectious happiness that sticks with you for hours. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist Robin Brantley is a charming songstress with vocals nicely supported by husband Dave's intriguing secondary vocal lines that go beyond your basic backups. Slick razor-sharp lead guitar, fat bottom thanks to a six string bass, tasty keys and percussion, clever lyrics and catchy hooks. Drawing from several musical styles for a brand that's uniquely theirs, it's always an enjoyable show from Ruby Red!' -Carol Batchelor, DJ - KUPL 98.7FM (02/08) "The first thing I picked up on was a 'Cowboy Junkies on espresso' sound. The vocals are led by a whispery, deep voiced woman who, at times, also hits on an Aimee Mann vibe. Musically speaking, the band puts out straight forward guitars, electric and acoustic, with solid chord progressions - this is good, easy to listen to stuff. You can almost hear the guitar riffs ringing through the next Volkswagon commercial.' -Pacific North West Music Review.