Based out of the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas comes singer/songwriter Ruth Ann Sharp. With her haunting, powerful vocals an audience can’t help but give attention to her striking, fresh sound.
Often described reminiscent of Joan Baez, with a twist of Jewel or a sprinkle of Alanis she manages to release a sound only described as distinctively unique. Her music reaches into a listener through sincere lyrics and carefully thought melody pleading for understanding with songs ranging from the sweetest lullaby to deepest betrayal.
In an entertainment world of over produced singers, Ruth brings new life to the simple elegance of an artful vocalist and combines it with solid acoustic guitar work to create her own passionate sound full of emotion.
Ruth grew up in a small town in central Utah with a large family of seven brothers and sisters. An often shy, no fuss child she never let her dreams of a musical future reach further than her imagination. Upon entering high school she discovered the joys of being on stage as she participated in many local theater productions. At age 16 she was given the part of Dolly Levi in the musical “Hello Dolly!” and the next year the lead as Nelly in “South Pacific”. It was through these early experiences she fell in love with the arts, gaining a special affection for entertainment.
She fell away from performing while attending college until the year 2000 when she participated in a group guitar course in search of a medium to showcase her vocal talent. She quickly advanced in the study of the instrument and began writing original music. Her beginnings include many performances at a local open mic night at Groovacious, a local record store. With much encouragement from the local music scene she blossomed and was invited to share her music for many local festivities including: Groovefest, Cedar City Arts Festival, Brian Head Arts Festival, First Night St. George and July Jamboree to mention a few.
Early in 2004 Ruth relocated to Las Vegas and quickly made an impression on local musicians as a great talent. In September 2004 she released a self produced album of original music titled “Little Miss Nowhere” consisting of her earliest compositions. With growing local support, she now enjoys sharing her music to eager audiences at many venues in Las Vegas and looks forward to national recognition which is just around the bend. With high hopes and determination she continues on…