701 W Haywood Road
Asheville, NC, 28806
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
When she was 14 years old, Ruby Boots – real name Bex Chilcott – left a conflicted home in Perth, Western Australia to do grueling work on pearling boats, and she hasn’t stopped migrating since. Her nomadic streak has taken her around the world and eventually to Nashville, TN. Her sophomore record ”Don’t Talk About It” is being released in February 2018 on Bloodshot Records. Echoes of first wave UK power pop and jangly punk intersect with the every (wo)man indie and pop-inflected muscle of Best Coast. Classic rock touchstones from T. Rex to Girl Group Wall of Sound to personal hero Tom Petty meld with a weary poet’s eye recalling Hope Sandoval. Her first record “Solitude” was released on Lost Highway in 2015 to rave reviews from No Depression, The Age, and more.
Ruby has toured extensively in Europe with Nikki Lane, and the Texas Gentlemen are her backing band on “Don’t Talk About It.” Ruby has also shared the stage with Kris Kristofferson, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels and Rope, and many others. She was one of the top “20 Best Things We Saw” from Rolling Stone at AmericanaFest 2017. “Country twang with outlaw bravado, tapping into the loose energy of a young Lucinda Williams.” (Rolling Stone)