The Emerald Ruby – EP Launch Party With ‘Ren Stone’
17 April @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $25
THE EMERALD RUBY
The Emerald Ruby weaves a delicate musical tapestry from an on-stage forest of flutes and ukuleles. Voice like a siren, intricate melodies sprout from her classical training, gently manicured by her love of Folk music and Jazz.
A rich musical history accompanies The Emerald Ruby through every performance. Her first musical home was the Orchestra, where Shostakovich and Stravinsky informed her understanding of structure and texture. In her teens, she fell for alt metal band System of Down, which combined with her study at University of Newcastle, saw her make the transition from pure classical musician to multi-genre powerhouse. She has toured and recorded extensively with The Button collective and experimental folk/jazz band Vanishing Shapes. She regularly performs with jazz-rock band Othrship, and Psyc rock band Lachlan X Morris.
“Five Short Thoughts for Solo Flute” fuses the whimsy of Irish folk with the elegance of Western classical flute. These minimal arrangements feature an outpouring of emotion through meditative melodies. A salve for the soul and balm for the ears, this collection is a soothing escape to simpler times.
“I have always been one to struggle with my mental health, and in 2019 I was having a particularly bad year,” said Jen. “I had a long string of breakups, was working harder than ever, seeing no career growth or financial return, and was generally feeling pretty lost and sad. I wrote these pieces as a response to these overwhelming feelings I was struggling with.”
Ren Stone is a newly developed project by infectious multi-instrumentalist and founder of world music group Rhythm Hunters. Ren Stone AKA Rendra Freestone brings a fresh lyric based sound to folk and conscious roots music.
Ren Stone’s project takes him back to his roots as songwriter and folk musician. Inspired by the conscious roots movement and his Indonesian culture Ren Stone is influenced by his time spent playing with Rhythm Hunters, Chaika, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Nicky Bomba, Kevin James, Peia and Dustin Thomas. Operating on the same festival circuit as the likes of Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, Oka, Xavier Rudd and Tubby Love, Ren Stone sets to inspire introspection and change with music informed by his personal journeys, philosophies, travels and experiences.
As the long standing force behind world music and percussive heavyweights Rhythm Hunters, Ren has directed some of the largest drumming events in Australia including at Peat’s Ridge Festival, Splendour in the Grass and Woodford Folk Festival.
General Admission – Due to limited space, ALL attendees must hold tickets (incl. children)
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Tickets are nonrefundable, except in case of exhibiting COVID symptoms.
ABOUT THE RHYTHM HUT
The hut is a fully licensed grassroots music room with a bar, not a bar with music, which is why musicians and music lovers alike enjoy the collective experience so much.
Home-style vegan food and gluten-free desserts are also available for purchase.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.