I tend to blog mostly about openly-licensed and created-in-FOSS graphic art. I thought for a change of pace I would try to blog about some of my favorite openly-licensed music.
“Ruth & Robin” by pintsized, used under a Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license.
Ruth Theodore is an artist I recently discovered exploring the Jamendo catalogue in Rhythmbox (I <3 the Rhythmbox Jamendo plugin!). Ruth’s music and voice are very impressive. Her music is mostly acoustic guitar with some occasional splashes of strings, accordions, clarinets, and other instruments – I would consider it kind of folk/rock. At points her singing style and guitar style are reminiscent of Ani Difranco, but I think her music is maybe a bit more accessible than Ani Difranco (my only explanation is that maybe it’s a bit more pop-y.) The production quality on her album, Worm Food, is extremely high and the entire album start to finish is a pleasure to listen to especially on a hot day, chillin’ out with a cold drink! My favorite song off of Worm Food has got to be “Ugly Faces.”
Check out Ruth’s album, Worm Food now!