Press

Press

Testimonials

"Lettuce speak now of the Ruta Beggars. These up and comers have a fine, fresh sound, rooted in swing, bluegrass and beyond. They’re not your garden variety, so to speak, band, because they take unexpected turns that put a smile on your face and a carrot in the patch. Whether burning on a Tex Logan fiddle tune or blending sweetly on a chordally expansive tune, these Beggars can’t be beet."

~ Tony Trischka

IBMA Banjo Player of the Year

Album of the Year

Collaborative Recording of the Year

Instrumental Recording of the Year

Grammy Nominee

"It was so much fun getting to work with The Ruta Beggars on Ever-Changing! They really stepped up to the plate and delivered in the studio. Their youthful energy translated into an exuberant recording delivered with precision. You're sure to enjoy it if you like bluegrass with diverse and modern influences."

~ Justin Moses

IBMA Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year

Album of the Year recipient (Wheels)

and nominee (Fall Like Rain)

Grammy nominee

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Praise for Ever-Changing

"I seriously really enjoyed it!! TONS of great ideas and performances. Some really good songs/writing as well."

~ Jim VanCleve

Fiddler of Appalachian Roadshow

Founding Member of Mountain Heart

Grammy Award Winner & Nominee

IBMA Award Winner & Nominee

"the band's talent is evident right off the bat"

"The vocal harmonies were exceptional"

"one heck of knee slapping go [sic] time"

"The band is very much in the pocket and they nail the performances. "

"​The band is full of very talented musicians and this album was very strong from beginning to end. Fans of bluegrass as well as like-minded genres should love this. Take a listen."

~ Matt Jensen

Divide & Conquer

News

Canadian Television (CTV) Saskatoon, SK (Use this link to watch on their page)

In preparation for our appearance at Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival in 2019

"The festival began on Thursday with the 2019 Showcase Winners, the Ruta Beggars. They won that competition for good reason, as they entertained the crowd from the get-go. Their energy, instrumental expertise, powerful vocals, and remarkable creativity set a great tone for the rest of the festival."

~Dale and Darcy Cahill

Bluegrass Today

Interview with IMBA Broadcaster of the Year, Steve Martin of Unreal Bluegrass, following our performance with Tony Trischka at Grey Fox 2018

Sounds of Berklee, a podcast produced by the College faculty all about the creation of our swing song, The Trains Don't Run No More (In Boston)

The Ruta BeggarsWapakoneta Daily News.pdf

Teaching

At Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival, we taught Intermediate singing, fiddle, and clawhammer banjo courses as well as an advanced masterclass called "Berklee Degree in 3... Days"

Each Ruta Beggar teaches privately with group classes available for some band members through Club Passim's School of Music. Please contact us for more information on instruments and topics we teach.

The Ruta Radio Hour

Podcast