Ruby Boots (Bex Chilcott) lives and breathes her music. Her passion burns bright and comes from a place of heartfelt storytelling wrapped up in consummate songwriting. Not one to be pigeon-holed, she has nonetheless risen to be one of the pre-eminent Australian artists on the Americana/alt-country scene with numerous tours and international support slots culminating in 2015 with the release of her debut, critically acclaimed album, Solitude.
Though Ruby Boots is essentially Bex Chilcott’s project, she’s always open to collaboration and musical cross-pollination – with an ear to finding the best possible arrangements and players for her songs. As a result, Solitude features The Waifs’ Vicki Thorn co-writing and singing on Middle of Nowhere and No Stranger; You Am I’s Davey Lane on Solitude; Jordie Lane on the duet Lovin’ in The Fall; Bill Chambers on Walk Away and Chilcott’s right hand man Lee Jones (The Sleepy Jackson, Eskimo Joe) on guitar and lap steel throughout the album. Her live shows range from solo, through various combinations of a duo to a full kick arse band – each bringing different interpretations to her songs.
Awards and accolades are endless and recent highlights include the 2015 APRA Professional Development Award – Country, “Wrap Me In A Fever” is a finalist in Country Song of the Year at the 2016 APRA Music Awards and is a semi finalist in the ISC Americana category.
Watch the new clip to “Middle of Nowhere” here: