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Ruth Hazleton



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Traditional and original songs based on Australian, British & American traditional music.

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Ruth Hazleton (Fiona Steele, Luke Plumb)

All about the artist/s

One of Australia’s most highly regarded folk singers, Ruth Hazleton is a multi-award-winning instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. In 2021 Ruth participated in Global Music Match and was also awarded ‘Artist of the Year (solo)’ at the inaugural Australian Folk Music Awards.

In a career spanning over twenty-five years (with multiple acts including duo Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton), she has recorded and toured nationally and internationally and been privileged to work with some of the world’s most iconic folk & roots musicians including Andy Irvine (IRE – Planxty) & Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band (UK – 2015, BBC Folk Singer of the Year).

Equipped with an electric guitar tuned to DADGAD and an open-back 5-string banjo, Ruth began her solo journey in 2019, releasing Daisywheel, produced by acclaimed musician and composer Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty). The album was nominated for ‘Best Folk Album 2020’ at the Music Victoria Awards and has been described as “…compelling and intimately fierce” (Living Tradition – UK).

Daisywheel is a lyrical voyage of history, struggle & resilience in song; a confluence of ancient and contemporary and a cross-cultural zeitgeist. At times unapologetically political, the repertoire incorporates the many influences that have shaped Ruth’s musicianship over the years, escaping strict boundaries of genre.

“…[a] peerless command of traditional music…pushed outwards into beautiful new territory.” ~ Jeff Lang

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