The Here and The Now

Sam-&-Ruby.jpg

It’s fitting that the duo of Sam & Ruby should release its debut album at the height of summer—The Here and the Now sounds like a hot, lazy day whose wafting breezes carry intimations of sensuality. Sam Brooker and Ruby Amanfu make an odd couple on paper: He’s from Wisconsin, she’s from West Africa and they met in Nashville. But on record they sound perfectly simpatico, their sweetly intertwining voices lying atop a comfortable bed of country, folk and soul. The Here and the Now is a seductive little gem whose appeal should far outlast the summer.

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

Garth’s new album slated to hit stores Nov. 11.
Songwriters praise their better halves for the inspiration behind the lyrics.
Fallon takes on two professional musicians in a ridiculous lip-sync competition.
The complete list of award categories, nominees and winners!
Popular star joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1960.
Joe hosts a No. 1 party for the songwriters in Nashville.