Rubyfruit is a lyrical and harmony driven Indie Folk Americana duo that has been playing together for four years. After living in New York for seven years, the members of Rubyfruit felt the city was not their home but did not know where to go and were curious what it would be like to be a couple, creating and playing music outside of cities amidst the trying climate of the 2016 election season. With the help of the friends and fans that made a successful crowdfunding campaign, Rubyfruit set out on a farming, writing and performance tour of the United States that lasted from December 2016 to August 2016. WWOOF is an organization that allows travelers, farmers, artists and seekers of all kinds to work part-time outdoors in exchange for room and board at a farm. This organization, couchsurfing and the kindness of strangers made it possible for the songs on Rubyfruit's Half Moon EP to be written in San Marcos, Texas, Santa Cruz, California, Williams, Oregon, La Porte, Washington, Fairview, North Carolina, Springfield, VT, Redford, Michigan and Nashville, IN.
Kate Hamilton (Composer/Performer) is a musician and nursing student. In 2016 she published an open letter Politics is Personal in explanation of her stand against then Senator Mike Pence which was shared by Human Rights Campaign, NARAL Pro Choice America, Indiana Young Democrats and Fox 59 News . Her co-composition with Nick Lerangis and Knud Adams, The Highwayman, received a Cap 21 Writer's Residency and performance at Ars Nova's ANT Fest in 2014. Kate is a founder and Artistic Associate of Calliope Theatre Company and in 2015 she was an Artistic Resident and Community Manager of The Art Monastery Project in Caramanico, Italy. Her performance credits include- New York: Songs of Ascension (BAM dir. Meredith Monk), Discovery Show (Lincoln Center Jazz), Stop the Virgens (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Ghost Life(Playwrights Horizons Resident Workshop), Tamar and the River (New World Stages), Erosion: A Fable (La Mama), Ghost LIfe (Playwright’s Horizons Resident Workshop). Regional: Far From Heaven (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Boyfriend (Princeton Music Festival) and lead solo work with five orchestras throughout the US. International: Say I Am You (thejamjar, Dubai), Si Quis Sitit (Art Monastery Project, Italy).
Jenny Posnak (Composer/Performer) is an accomplished jazz and classical musician, teacher and composer. She has taught theory and piano skills at the University of Miami Piano Preparatory Program, and was a piano accompanist for operatic vocalists in the Kenyon College Music Department in Gambier, Ohio. She also provided music lessons at Head Start Early Education Centers, where she developed her passion for working with young children and beginners. While living in Washington, D.C., Ms. Posnak apprenticed at the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project (YWDEP), teaching African drumming and leadership skills. In 2015, Jenny was a composer at The Art Monastery Project, a two month artistic residency in Caramanico Terme, Italy.