Speaker: Ruth King

Local musician and author Ruth King’s career began with musical inspiration from her showbiz family (Mother and birth-Father, Dot Records recording artists, step-Dad jazz drummer) which led to her early years of self-taught guitar playing and songwriting. Ruth studied classical music on scholarship at Florida State University before venturing out with her own original genre of song she calls Acoustic Blues. In concert Ruth King’s whimsical comic storytelling gives the back story to the original songs from her CD’s. These song intros are engaging expressions of her perspective and experience. Anecdotes of humor, hope and personal journey come forth with a contagious lightness of heart and joy of spirit.
Thomas Duffy reviewing for the Orlando Sentinel wrote, “The strength of her presence is undeniable, like that of a veteran raised on stage.”. This is not far from the truth. Ruth performs live solo and with her band entertaining audiences who soon come to realize that with Ruth King: It’s not just the music, it’s the story.