These Are the Days
Music has always been a big chunk of who Ruth Beatty is. She came by it naturally from her father's beautiful tenor voice or from her three older brothers harmonizing a barbershop tune while growing up in Toronto. From the early days of singing at Sunday school concerts, high school shows, competitions, University dances, Ruth and music have been inseparable. In her early twenties there were professional opportunities for radio performances etc. But without regret, Ruth chose marriage and family over a professional singing career. A few years ago, her family began encouraging her to do some recording for the family archives. Her late husband, Jim Beatty's heart's desire was the spur that started it all, and both albums are dedicated to him. Making 'These Are the Days' was a journey of musical exploration. Recording artist and producer David Leask (also Ruth's son-in-law), suggested recording a few songs just for fun. He invited keyboard player Todd Lumley (The Waltons, Hawskley Workman) out to his studio. After recording the vocals and piano, impressed by Ruth's pure and youthful voice, David brought in other players to broaden the pallet of instrumentation, and the project evolved from there. Although Ruth had experimented with many kinds of music, her abiding connection to 'songs of the spirit' could not be denied and the eclectic collection of inspirational songs 'These Are the Days' was born. Since it's launch, the CD has sold steadily and helped raise funds for many churches across Canada. .