Amber, from just outside New York, first played a sell out show here way back in 2008, and we are very lucky to get a rare opportunity to hear here again in the UK. She rarely comes over, and this is one of very few shows she is playing, taking time off from her tour with Mary Chapin Carpenter, in her other guise with her trio Applewood Road.
As Amber herself says, this show will be of her own songs - "It is as different as it comes and no overlaps in music."
Her show, the following weekend, at the Cambridge Folk Festival is already sold out.
Amber Rubarth has toured extensively throughout the US, mainland Europe and Japan including appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, opening tours for many legendary artists including Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kenny Loggins, Marc Cohn, Richie Havens and Loudon Wainwright III.
Grand Prize Winner of NPR's Mountain Stage New Song Award, Rubarth has garnered attention for her insightful songwriting and unique musicality, attracting praise from The Huffington Post, BBC Radio and NPR. "She has developed a unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Her fifth album "A Common Case of Disappearing" was produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones) and debuted at No. 13 on the iTunes songwriter charts.
At 21 years old, Amber quit her career as a chainsaw sculptor in Nevada in order to pursue a quiet passion for music. She taught herself guitar, began playing open mics and recording her songs, and soon began performing throughout the US and Europe. She received over 1.5 million listens on MySpace through word of mouth and quickly became one of their top indie artists.
Rubarth has begun composing for films, recently working with Paul Brill for the highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival winner Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. She also partnered with Alex Wong to create The Paper Raincoat, a Brooklyn band featured as iTunes Indie Spotlight chosen as Paste Magazine's Best of What's Next.