Wind & the Tiger
Ruby Howl is... A collaboration between Laurie Hall and Patrick Kadyk, husband and wife, poets and sirens, and key members of various San Francisco bands spanning 20 years. Laurie Hall began performing and recording original music in 1990 with indie rock trio Ovarian Trolley who released 3 much acclaimed albums, 'Crocodile Tears', 'Bullseye', 'Ciao Meow', as well as numerous singles. Over the course of 8 years they toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Their music was also featured in several films. In addition, she is part of acoustic quartet The Hallflowers, where she sings alongside her sister and mother. They've produced 2 albums, 'So Nice by the Fire' and 'Hide and Seek', and perform regularly. In 1999 she partnered with Eric Drew Feldman to create the internationally recognized band Knife and Fork, who followed the production of their album 'Miserycord' in 2004 with a multi-national tour supporting PJ Harvey as well as opening for The Pixies at the Berkeley Greek Theater in 2004. Currently they are working on a second album. Patrick Kadyk began performing and recording original music in the early nineties with various experimental acts in Chicago and San Francisco. In 2000 he formed the dark roots band Hazy Loper which released 3 well reviewed albums, 'Wander On', 'High in the Murk', 'The Ballad of Lucy Gray'. From that time to the present they did two European tours and were the subject of a documentary film by Davide Vanni, 'Sketches of Hazy Loper'. Also during this time he paired with Ryder Cooley to form the gothic-folk duet The Darklings, who produced one album, 'Desert Ship' and toured the Eastern United States. 'Ruby Howl blend asian, middle-eastern, european and latin flares with traditional folk and americana to create something completely their own that has hints of darkness and despair that i will dub 'banjo noir'. The Wind and the Tiger seems fit for a dark alley bar with red velvet curtains and smoke curling around an audience moving in slow motion. Their banjo noir is far too dark and haunting for your car stereo but would be great paired with rich visuals.' Lisa Town, adequacy.net.