**UPDATE from Ruth Gerson!!!***
PS – if you’ve never seen the skit, this is my favorite one with Morgan Freeman and Ernest Borgnine
Singer/Songwriter Ruth Gerson Performs On “The Late, Late Show w/Craig Ferguson” On Thursday, December 16th
Ruth Gerson will perform the title track from her critically acclaimed album, “This Can’t Be My Life,” on Thursday, December 16th, 12:35am, on “The Late, Late Show w/Craig Ferguson” on CBS.
David Wiegand of The San Francisco Chronicle raves, “The Manhattan native remains an underground songwriting master on her latest album!”
And The Daily News (Palo Alto) calls “This Can’t Be My Life” “a rock-pop masterpiece.”
Ken Morton of Highwire Daze adds, “If you mix the powerful bite of ‘You Oughta Know’ by Alanis Morissette with the longing wisdom of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue,’ you’re only just beginning to understand the dark artistry of ‘This Can’t Be My Life’… Mesmerizing.”
The track “This Can’t Be My Life” will be featured in the new independent film “Losing Control,” written and directed by Valerie Weiss and score by John Swihart (“Napolean Dynamite“).
Gerson will be following up her July 2010 release in Spring 2011 with an album of songs throughout time about “the bad things that happen to ‘bad girls.’” Entitled “Deceived,” it was produced by Rick Chertoff and William Wittman with guest appearances by Suzzy Roche and guitarist Jack Rose (who passed away on Dec. 5th, 2009). Composed primarily of murder ballads, profits from “Deceived” will go to benefit the AVON Foundation’s “ Speak Out Against Domestic Violence” Program. Greil Marcus has called the yet-to-be-released album “a triumph.”
Along with her recording work, Ruth Gerson is also the inventor of The Singingbelt ( www.singingbelt.com), which is the first device created to train singers in diaphragmatic breath support. Gerson has taught voice at Princeton University, Blue Bear School of Music, The Music Center in San Francisco, and she is the founder of San Francisco Vocal Coaching. She began writing “Singing Lessons,” a blog for the Huffington Post, in mid-October of this year. There, she illuminates on everything from artist performances and curing laryngitis to her latest series on “How To Make A Living Making Music.”
12/17 Fri., 8pm – Banjo Jim’s (9th St & Avenue C, NY, NY 10009, 212-777-0869, Free).
1/28 Fri., 8pm – Club Fox (formerly Little Fox Theater) (2223 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA, 94063, 650-369-7770, $16/adv-$18/door).