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Amber Rubarth Biography

Last updated: 12/01/2012 07:20:44 AM

"She has developed a unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era." -ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE

"Part of the new old-soul generation." -THE HUFFINGTON POST

Winner of NPR's prestigious Mountain Stage New Song Contest, Amber Rubarth writes songs with a courageous vulnerability so personal that it touches the universal. Rubarth's fifth album A Common Case of Disappearing, produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Kings of Leon), debuted at No. 13 on iTunes' songwriter chart and features duets with Jason Reeves and Jason Mraz. A new live album is being released late 2012 on audiophile label Chesky Records.

She has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan including appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center Atrium, sharing stages with many eminent artists including Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Jason Mraz, Kenny Loggins, Colin Hay, Dave Eggar and Lisa Loeb. Her songs have attracted enthusiastic praise from NPR, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Her live recording at legendary Sun Studios is now airing nationwide on PBS.

Rubarth also composes for films, most recently working with Paul Brill for the highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival winner Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. On the side she collaborates with Alex Wong as The Paper Raincoat, an iTunes Indie Spotlight band chosen as Paste Magazine's "Best of What's Next."