Folk singer/songwriter, Ruth Notman, first came to prominence in 2006 when, aged just seventeen, she was a finalist in the BBC Young Folk Awards. In 2007, the Nottingham 18-year-old released a debut album Threads which, as BBC Radio 3’s Verity Sharp declared, “caused quite a stir” making the folk scene sit up and take notice of this young performer’s incredible voice. If you are a regular, you may have seen her at GTSF 2008.
Threads went on to receive plaudits in The Independent, The Guardian and Mojo and in 2009, Notman released her second album The Life of Lilly to similar acclaim before taking a 10-year musical sabbatical to gain a degree in Medical Science. Ruth now returns to the UK folk scene with her clear, powerful vocals and the unique brand of acoustic folk which inspired a generation of young singers and musicians.
"one of the most assured, varied and impressive debut albums of the year. Notman is remarkable for her confident, mature and sensitive vocal and instrumental work and for the bold range and variety in her choice of material" The Guardian