Ruthann Schulman Baler is a singer-songwriter whose songs have been described as a blend of pop and folk, with blues and country undertones. She released her first album “Life on Mars” in 2009, and released “Rivers & Trains” this year.
Rivers & Trains is a 10-track album that features rivers, trains, and roads as the symbolic channels through life’s changes.
Band members are: Sam Baler (lead guitar & keyboard), Joe Fredette (rhythm and lead guitar), Mike Carlucci (drums), Chris Joyce (keyboard), Dave Roberts (bass), and Rich Delvecchio (banjo). Also, Lori Diamond (harmony) & Fred Abatelli (bass and acoustic guitar) on Heaven, Perry Desmond-Davies (harmony) on Rivers and Trains, Les Sampou (harmony) on Dance With Grace and Riverbend Road, Kim Jennings (harmony) on In the Garden and Walk Down, Judy Giovangelo and Michelle Puntillo (harmonies) on Walk Down, and Gina Praino (harmony) on Two Directions and New Way Home. Lyrics by Bill Thibodeau on Rivers and Trains and Two Directions.
New England Cable News, Acoustic Coffee House series
Wake Up and Smell the Poetry, Hopkinton Community Access Television
Brooklyn Tea and Coffee House, Providence, RI
WATD FM, Twilight Showcase feature
Local Music Rocks - Westford, MA
Amazing Things Arts Center, feature, Framingham, MA
Amazing Things: Opener for Bill Staines,
Amazing Things: Opener for Diana Jones
The Center for the Arts in Natick, feature, Natick, MA
Club Passim, opener for Les Sampou, Cambridge MA
Harvest Cafe, Hudson, MA
Main Streets Cafe, Concord, MA
Providence Folk Festival
Emerson Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA
St. John's Coffeehouse-Arlington, MA
Cafe Vivaldi, NYC
AS220-RISA songwriters in the round