After leaving the great plains to finish her degree in learning about herself amongst the black mold, mason jars, and soggy sweaters of Olympia, WA, Emily Beanblossom made an appropriate decision to start playing the guitar.

Over the next few years she made soap, ran a short lived art space called Mandible Gallery, and played in a slew of Olympia bands (Christmas, Legs the Crab, Karczol, Emily Beanblossom & Her Rising Fawn, Georgy, various other short-lived bastard projects).  Amidst her acquisition of feminine knowledge she was called back to her family farm and temporarily abandoned her metropolitan ways, and began conjuring the hollowed noise that would become Ruby Fray. After some friendly prodding from friends, Emily took her laptop demos into Dub Narcotic Studio (already familiar from the Christmas “Namiot” session with Calvin Johnson) and rounded up some musical best friends to help birth a spooky musical child of mysterious gender… Pith (KLP239), a child that at certain angles and in certain light could be called beautiful, but at a different glance cast feelings of despair and remorse. This metaphorical babe was baptized in a Catholic cathedral on the outskirts of a town out of a Poe story.

Then, in a VW Vanagon that was sure to break down any moment, she packed her few belongings, and she and her best friend headed through the salty dusty desert to music capital/ vegan BBQ destination: Austin, Texas.  Upon arrival, she sadly let go of her beloved black tights and changed into ill fitting shorts to brave the inescapable Texas summer.  The result was, in a phlegmatic haze while clinging to her window unit and noodling on a borrowed guitar, the bare bones of her next album: Grackle is. When she could be convinced to open her door into the convection of devil heat outside, she was lucky enough to meet a handful of creative types who showed her the antidote to summer malaise – swimming holes, and playing music.  With insight and influence from these new friends, Grackle was given life.

Grackle [KLP251] is Ruby Fray’s second album, recorded with sound engineer (and microphone guru) Ben Hargett at Dub Narcotic Studio August  2013. Collaborating musicians include Corey Anderson and Dan Levine (both of These are Words, Ghetto Ghouls), Nick Botka (Legs the Crab, Hotegia, Clayface), and Anne Botka on cello.

Emily now spends her time gardening, making soap, playing music with friends, worrying about the future, making margaritas, and swimming.  Ruby Fray is currently based out of Austin, TX.


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Both songs from Ruby Fray’s debut album Pith [KLP239], a string of musical gems that range from harmonic americana and folk to shadowy psychedelia, united in their spectral chamber arrangements.


Photo by Sarah Cass

Photo by Sarah Cass

Photo by Sarah Cass

Photo by Sarah Cass

Photo by Sarah Cass

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Date City Venue Country
10/11/14 Ruby Fray in Austin, TX Cheer Up Charlie’s United States
Address: 1104 E 6th St.. Venue phone: (512) 431-2133.
10/13/14 Ruby Fray in New Orleans Dragon’s Den United States
10/14/14 Ruby Fray in Birmingham, AL Spring Street Firehouse United States
10/16/14 Ruby Fray in Athens Flicker Bar United States
Address: 263 W.Washington St. in downtown Athens, Ga.
10/17/14 Ruby Fray in Charleston The Royal American United States
Address: 970 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403. Venue phone: (843) 817-6925.
10/19/14 Ruby Fray in Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong United States
Address: 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. Venue phone: (202) 364-0404.
10/24/14 Ruby Fray in Harrisburg The MakeSpace United States
Address: 1916 N. Third St..
10/25/14 Ruby Fray in Washington, DC Comet Ping Pong United States
Address: 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. Venue phone: (202) 364-0404.
10/26/14 Ruby Fray in Canton Buzzbin Art and Music United States
Address: 339 Cleveland Ave NW.
10/28/14 Ruby Fray in Chicago, IL Burlington Bar United States
Address: 3425 W Fullerton Ave Chicago, IL 60647.
10/29/14 Ruby Fray in Iowa City Trumpet Blossom United States
Address: 310 E Prentiss S.
11/01/14 Ruby Fray in Denver Forest Room United States
Address: 2532 15th St.
11/03/14 Ruby Fray in Boise The Crux United States
Address: 1022 W. Main.
11/04/14 Ruby Fray in Olympia The Guest House United States
Address: 1121 4th Avenue West.
11/05/14 Ruby Fray in Seattle, WA Chop Suey United States
Address: 1325 East Madison Street.
11/07/14 Ruby Fray in Tacoma, WA Rat Farm United States
Address: 820 S. Cushman Ave.
11/08/14 Ruby Fray in Portland Foggy Notion United States
Address: 3416 N Lombard S.
11/11/14 Ruby Fray in Sacramento, CA Witch Room United States
Address: 1815 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95811. Venue phone: (916) 508-0213.
11/22/14 Ruby Fray in Austin, TX Mohawk United States
Address: 912 Red River Street. Venue phone: (888) 512-7469.

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