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Common Ground Tickets Available!!!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017

Common Ground Tickets Available!!!

Common Ground, the charity album recorded by the Region Legion and Ruddy Well, will be released at the Palace Theater on Saturday, May 6th. Tickets are now for purchase through TicketLeap – just click the button below. Be sure to grab your seats for the show and help us help Syracuse.     “One of the best ways to contribute is philanthropy, which is doing whatever you’re good at...

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The Post Standard & Syracuse.com share Common Ground

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017

The Post Standard & Syracuse.com share Common Ground

Both the Post Standard and Syracuse.com shared Janet Gramza’s article highlighting Ruddy Well’s Common Ground project – promoting not only the album, but the album release party set for May 6th at the Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY. Tickets to go on sale in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to check back and stay updated! View the online version of the article at the link below:...

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Common Ground. The Kickstarter Campaign.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

Common Ground. The Kickstarter Campaign.

  Common Ground. The Kickstarter Campaign: The Project: We’re putting together an album featuring original songs, developed and recorded by friends and some of Syracuse area’s finest musicians. Proceeds will be donated to the non-for-profit organization “In My Father’s Kitchen” – an organization that builds relationships with and serves Syracuse’s chronically homeless. Their Under the...

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Pandora Launches Station for Ruddy Well Band

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

Pandora Launches Station for Ruddy Well Band

Pandora, the progressively personalized internet radio, recently picked up Syracuse’s very own Ruddy Well Band. The Ruddy Well Band station features the band’s 2014 Sammy Award winning album Change of Course. Their 2015 album Building a Fire was also approved and is set to go live after finishing its time in the curation process and genome database. Pandora’s Music Genome Project allows for a...

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2016 Best Album – Folk/Singer-Songwriter Award

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016

2016 Best Album – Folk/Singer-Songwriter Award

March 2016 – The Ruddy Well Band received an Akademia Award for Best Album in the category of Folk/Singer-Songwriter for their recent release of “Building A Fire.” “Building A Fire” is expert, artisan Americana, the kind that requires deep instrumental skill and real compositional reach – the ten tracks here cover a wide territory of the genre’s...

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Foothills Americana Bluegrass Festival w/the Steel Drivers

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016

Foothills Americana Bluegrass Festival w/the Steel Drivers

Saturday, March 19th, the Ruddy Well Band will be at the City of Hills Bluegrass Americana Festival taking the stage alongside great talent including the Howlin’ Brothers, Hop City Hell Cats, Milkweed, and 2016 GRAMMY WINNERS the Steel Drivers. Joining Ruddy Well for their performance include good friends from Utica’s the Old Main – Nash Robb and Seth “Graham”...

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On the Radio: WAER 88.3 and 105.9 The Rebel

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016

On the Radio: WAER 88.3 and 105.9 The Rebel

2.14.16 – It was a day of radio fun for the Ruddy Well Band as they made guest appearances on the WAER show Common Threads with Larry Hoyt in the afternoon, and then later that evening on the WXTL show Sound Check with radio host Dave Frisina. The day of love was spent promoting the first ever Folk Off, and Ruddy Well was joined on Sound Check with friends The Old Main in order to help...

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Folk Off at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016

Folk Off at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

FOLK-OFF WITH THE RUDDY WELL BAND By the music makers, for the music lovers. Come share in Syracuse’s first Folk-Off, downtown at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. One night…three bands…featuring music from the Old Main of Utica, the North and South Dakotas of Saratoga, and Syracuse’s very own Ruddy Well Band. On Friday the 19th of February, at 7:30, the doors will open upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The...

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Regional Showcase at the Kallet Theater – 9.19.15

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

Regional Showcase at the Kallet Theater – 9.19.15

Come check out the Regional Showcase at the Kallet Theater on Saturday, September 19. Featured will be Milkweed from Binghamton, The Old Main from Utica, and the Ruddy Well Band based out of Syracuse. Doors open at 7pm – show starts at 8pm. $15 General...

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“Rabbit Run” Official Video

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

“Rabbit Run” Official Video

We are so very excited to share our soon to be released album “Building a Fire”. We have worked hard on it and hope that you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it. Thanks to Matty J and Knots Lion Media Productions for his time and talent! “Rabbit Run”, the Grassroots 2014 inspired song, was conceived when a wandering camper stumbled upon our campsite out...

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The Piano Burning w/ John Carnessali & Matty J

Posted by on May 1, 2015

The Piano Burning w/ John Carnessali & Matty J

We burned a piano. Yes. Yes, we did. It was old – dating back to 1837. But it sat outside an entire winter – it had weathered the snows of upstate New York. It was beyond any type of restoration. But it was beautiful. We were fortunate to have Syracuse’s award winning photographer John Carnessali there to capture the piano’s final moments – to immortalize its beauty...

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Ruddy Well with Marshall Tucker @ the Kallet Theater

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014

Ruddy Well with Marshall Tucker @ the Kallet Theater

This November 21st, the Ruddy Well Band will be opening for the Marshall Tucker Band in a charity event for Christine Lafave. November 21st 2014 Doors at 6:30 Concert begins at 7:30 Tickets: On sale NOW! About Christine Lafave: In January 2013, after the discovery of a lump in her breast, Christine was diagnosed with metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer, a terminal diagnosis. The cancer had spread...

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GrassRoots Festival 2014

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014

GrassRoots Festival 2014

Everything came up Ruddy at Grassroots this past weekend. Monique won 1st place fiddle contest on Friday fiddlin’ a bit of Old Joe Clark, and then Saturday morning, the entire band won the Grassroots battle of the band competition – solidifying a slot on a stage next year. We’re super excited to be a part of our favorite festival! Look for us on next year’s...

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Ruddy Well Band @ Sticky Lips

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014

Ruddy Well Band @ Sticky Lips

One of our favorite venues to play at in Rochester is Sticky Lips – and our talented friend John Schlia, came to our show there last month to document the evening. The place was packed, both upstairs and down – we were honored to play to such good lookin’ folk.  Starting with our new song “The Greatest of Times” and ending with an acoustic unplugged version of...

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Soundcheck 105.9 – The Rebel

Posted by on May 26, 2014

Soundcheck 105.9 – The Rebel

We had the chance to spend some time the other weekend with Dave Frisina, local Syracuse host of Soundcheck – the Rebel, 105.9. Crammed into his studio, we brought the full band to perform as well as our friend Tom to help us capture the evening on film. It was great to get some air time, share a few tunes, and also a few laughs. We already can’t wait to do it again! Here are three...

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Best Americana & People’s Choice

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014

Best Americana & People’s Choice

What a night! After seven weeks of voting, your voice was heard – and the Ruddy Well Band was nominated the winner for the People’s Choice Award 2014. Thank you to all of our fans, friends, and family for taking the time every day to cast your vote. We were honored to accept the award last Friday night at the Palace Theater.  We are also so excited and humbled to have received the...

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2014 SAMMY Awards

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014

2014 SAMMY Awards

Our album “Change of Course” has been nominated for a SAMMY in the category of Best Americana! The SAMMY Awards Show will be held on Friday, March 7th at the Palace in Syracuse. We are honored to have our name alongside some other great local area musicians, including Kayleigh Goldsworthy, Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb, Pale Green Stars, and Greg Hoover. SAMMYs trophies will be...

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Common Threads – 88.3FM

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013

Common Threads – 88.3FM

Larry Hoyt, host of Common Threads 88.3FM, played a couple Ruddy Well Band’s songs this past Sunday. From the album Change of Course, the featured songs included “Just Give Me Time” and “Know Yourself.” If you haven’t had an opportunity to listen to the show, you can tune in every Sunday from noon until three. It’s a great mix of traditional folk and...

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Ruddy Well – Local Hop

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013

Ruddy Well – Local Hop

“There’s no ambiguity when it comes to figuring out who and what they are. They’re straight-ahead acoustic charm wrapped up in passionate and ample fiddle lines and earnest songwriting. The quartet, —Andrew Ruddy, Monique Ritter, Ryan Burdick and Blake Propst— brings innocent, heartfelt, chugging bluegrass that might remind fans of a much (much) tamer version of the Binghamton band...

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At Shifty’s

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013

At Shifty’s

Had an awesome night at Shifty’s! As Steve would say, “It was a great turnout with a good lookin’...

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Leicester Bangs Review

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013

Leicester Bangs Review

“Syracuse quartet the Ruddy Well Band are Andrew Ruddy on vocals, guitar, banjo and harmonica, Monique Ritter on vocals and violin, Ryan Burdick who also sings and plays guitar, harmonica and percussion, and their most recent addition, Blake Propst on upright bass. The original trio has been together since 2008, performing regularly and honing their songwriting skills and the results of...

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Post-Standard Reviews the Ruddy Well Band

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

Post-Standard Reviews the Ruddy Well Band

A couple of open mike nights introduced the duo of Andrew Ruddy and Monique Ritterto fellow musician Ryan Burdick. Video Burdick caught Ruddy and Ritter at Lake Effect and asked who they were. The next week, the three shared a song at Lock 24. So the musical chemistry began. Four years later, Ruddy and Ritter, of Pulaski, and Burdick, of Baldwinsville, are cutting into a huge slice of Americana...

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Roadside Flowers

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014

Roadside Flowers

http://ruddywellband.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/01-Roadside-Flowers-1.mp3“I feel like you fooled me.” Haven’t we...

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No Soy Simpatico

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014

No Soy Simpatico

http://ruddywellband.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/03-No-Soy-Simpatico.mp3 ‘I Have No Sympathy’….or words to that effect.  We wrote this song while stuck on a cruise ship off the coast of Yetacunal, Mexico, prohibited from the local authorities from going anywhere due to an outbreak of Mochapause on our...

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