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The Song is More Important Than You: An Homage to Early Influences and Mentors, by Ruth Barrett

The very wonderful and talented Jamie Anderson invited me to guest blog on her site! Here's the piece. It was great to remember the inspiring influences that helped me come into myself in music. Blessings and heartfelt thanks to the artists for bringing such beauty and power into the world.


The Ditty Bops

Recording artists The Ditty Bops are Abby DeWald and Amanda Barrett, Ruth's daughter. The Year is a Dancing Woman, Volumes 1 and 2 feature Amanda on vocals. Garden of Mysteries features Amanda on vocals. Songs of the Otherworld feature Abby on guitar, and Amanda on vocals and mandolin.

Goldenrod Music Distributors

Wholesale distributor of women's music and more. Retail outlets can purchase Ruth's music from Goldenrod for resale. - Exclusive Interview with Ruth Barrett

Ruth and Joellen Lapidus did the dulcimer transcriptions for the Hits and Misses songbook. In this exclusive interview, Ruth discusses her work on this project. 


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