When Amber Rubarth sings, people take notice. And by “people,” I mean, oh, I don’t know… NPR, Huffington Post, the New York Times, PBS… maybe you’re heard of them. Suffice it to say, critics and fans can’t get enough of her truly unique interpretation of the folk genre, a skill set that saw her crowned her the Grand Prize Winner of NPR’s Mountain Stage New Song Award. On April 15th, Rubarth will release Scribbled Folk Symphonies, her sophomore record on Chesky records, and the follow up to her debut, Sessions from the 17th Ward. The record will include Rubarth originals as well as new takes on classics, such a R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion.”
Today Elmore is releasing “You Got Through,” a gorgeous folk tune that begins with a gentle crescendo of string instruments, provided in part by world-renowned cellist Dave Eggar. Rubarth has an lithe, angelic voice, with a tremble that recalls Emmy Lou Harris, complementing the song’s sweet sentiments of love, which Rubarth opens herself up to with open arms. She sings, “Open the blinds late at night/ so I can catch the morning rise/ I watch it burn slowly/ and I don’t feel alone.” In the chorus she tenderly sings, “You got through, you got through to me.” “You Got Through” is an uplifting song that showcases Rubarth’s ample vocal gifts, which are sure to only improve with age.
Listen to “You Got Through” and check out a few of her upcoming tour dates below, and stay tuned for more Amber Rubarth news on her website here.
April 17 in Ithaca, NY at Ford Hall – with CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
April 18 in New York, NY at Rockwood Music Hall
April 23 in Londonderry, NH at Tupelo Music Hall
April 24 in Cambridge, MA at Club Passim
May 21 in San Francisco, CA at Doc’s Lab