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Ruth Moody of The Wailin’ Jennys

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 8pm
$25 - $35 advance | $28 - $38 day of show


  • This is a ticketed event. Everyone must have a ticket for entry.
  • Join us before the show for dinner & drinks in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar on the upstairs level which opens at 6pm. View menu & make a reservation.
  • Mezzanine ticket holders are seated on the balcony overlooking the main stage, with access to a private bar, restrooms, and dining area where you can order from The Lounge menu.
  • If you require accessible seating and none is available online, please contact us at or 215-222-1400 prior to the show so we can best accommodate your needs.
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“possibly possesses the prettiest voice in all of North Americana these days” -Huffington Post

“Ruth Moody hits the ball out of the park” - No Depression

“Moodyʼs voice is clear and deceptively wistful, capable of conveying powerful and dark emotions.” - The Telegraph (UK)

“Earthʼs landscape is her canvas...waves, wind and the moon are the individual colors residing on her most colorful palette.” - American Songwriter

Ruth has built a dedicated fanbase, touring both as a solo artist and as a founding and current member of the folk trio The Wailinʼ Jennys. She has garnered two Juno Awards, countless nominations and accolades, topped Billboard charts, and performed to rapt audiences in sold-out venues around the globe. Ruthʼs solo albums "The Garden" and “These Wilder Things” received glowing reception from fans and critics alike. Her collaborations with the legendary Mark Knopfler on "These Wilder Things" and his albums “Privateering” and “Tracker” brought her voice to millions of music lovers world-wide, and saw her performing in Europe and the UK in dream venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, both as a support act and as a featured guest with Markʼs band. A respected and accomplished songwriter, Ruthʼs songs often sound traditional, tapping into timeless and universal themes, but hold an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably hers. They have won awards, appeared in film and television, and have been performed by countless choirs and ensembles.

Ruth has recently completed a new solo album, to be released in 2024. She splits her time between Vancouver Island and Nashville, TN, and when she is not on the road with her band or The Wailinʼ Jennys, she spends her time writing, hiking, and keeping up with her six year-old son.

Ruth appears on records by the following artists: Mark Knopfler, Bruce Hornsby, Allison Russell, Rodney Crowell, Aoife OʼDonovan, The Fretless, Anthony da Costa, Rose Cousins, Front Country, Robby Hecht, Della Mae, Alexa Wildish, Oh Susanna