Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bella Ruse

Thanks to the wonderful blog Free Albums Galore, I discovered Bella Ruse's music yesterday.

I really liked it!  It's a wonderful folk/pop self-titled EP.  There was very little information on Jamendo (http://www.jamendo.com/), so I did a little research and discovered that Bella Ruse is not actually a person, but a duo.  They are originally from Minneapolis, and have played shows across the US - that's good to hear, because the music is very good.  That they are from the States also surprises me, because Bella Ruse has a good grasp of French (see the song J'ai presque peur).

The vocalist appears to be a very talented woman, Kay Gillette.  She has a great voice, and reminds me of a few Canadian singer/songwriters.  Her bandmate - according to their website, http://www.bellaruse.com/ - is Joseph, but I couldn't find a last name.  If you want to check out more of Bella Ruse, they have a live album up at Band Camp.

This musical discovery led me to some other great artists on Jamendo - look for some more posts by similar artists this week (including a couple of good Canadian artists!).

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