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The Piano Burning w/ John Carnessali & Matty J

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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 in a different medium – in the memory of a photograph. The evening was set up as an opportunity to create the art and photographs for our upcoming album, “Building a Fire” – set to release on June 27th, 2015. We also had Matty J from Knot Lion Media, a talented videographer based out of New York City, there to help us record a video for our 2014 Grassroots inspired song “Rabbit Run.” Among the flames and swirling embers – there was much music, joviality, and laughter. We were happy to have an evening like the one on April 25th captured through both photography and video – and we’re excited to share them with you. And if you are ever in need of a photographer or videographer, please seek out John Carnessali (www.johncarnessali.com) and Matty J from Knot Lion Media (https://instagram.com/knotlionmedia/). They are both such great people, incredibly professional in their work, and talented at what they do....

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Ruddy Well with Marshall Tucker @ the Kallet Theater

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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 from her breast to her lymph nodes and bones. The next eight months for Christine focused exclusively on treatment; she endured surgery, dose dense chemotherapy and direct beam radiation for a cancerous lesion in her sternum. Even with advanced treatment the cancer has not disappeared, so she continues her battle against the disease. Christine has been living with breast cancer for over 18 months but doesn’t let that stop her from having a full and productive life. She works full time, teaching undergraduate students biology. She loves learning and is energized by the daily student engagement. Through her knowledge of physiology she seeks to educate others and shares what it is like to fight and live with metastatic breast cancer. Christine loves to spend time with her daughter, Grace, as her caregiver, playmate, teacher, soccer and dance mom. As a member of St. James Parish in Cazenovia she serves as a lector and religious educator. It is through faith, family and community support that she finds strength to carry on, tell her story and be an inspiration to others. Christine LaFave is wife to Tom, a mother to 7 year old Grace, step mother to Andrew and Emily, a daughter, a sister, a Colgate University professor and a breast cancer warrior. Join us November 21st to Celebrate...

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GrassRoots Festival 2014

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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 line-up…

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Ruddy Well Band @ Sticky Lips

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