Bella Ruse Songwriting Workshop
Friday, April 5
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts
Bella RuseKnox College Songwriter’s Guild presents a songwriting workshop from Minneapolis pop duo Bella Ruse. The group’s combination of airy folk and crunchy pop transforms rooms into secret gardens and paints pictures of invading bombardiers, salty sea love, and super glued hearts. Surrounded by a laboratory of instruments – typewriter, suitcase organ, glockenspiel, and kazoos – singer Kay Gillette’s antique voice and Joseph Barker’s mournful guitar twist and twirl and dip and dive and carry you deep down the rabbit-hole into their magical musical world. They’ve been traveling the country in a van powered by vegetable oil for two years, opening for Sarah Mclachlan, Heart, and Kate Nash along the way. Their songs have been heard on MTV and Showtime and their most recent album, KUHZOO, spent eight weeks on the CMJ Radio Top 200. They were the Needle in the Haystack artist on MTVmusic.com and Performer Magazine calls Gillette’s voice “truly unique.”
As part of the Guild’s mission of bringing in musicians and recording artists to give real world advice on the music industry, Bella Ruse will be discussing what goes into making a record, their creative process during studio time, and the process of getting an album from the studio to the public. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear the DIY way from these two experienced artists.