Ruth Gerson has toured and/or opened for
Dave Matthews, Jeff Buckley, Sarah McLachlan, The Indigo Girls, Jason Mraz and Raining Jane, Hootie and the Blowfish (Darius Rucker), Suzanne Vega, Lisa Loeb, Dave Alvin, Huey Lewis and The News, Gloria Gaynor, Don Dixon, Lowen & Navarro, Roger McGuinn, Steven Wright, Neal Casal, Susan Tedeschi, Alison Krauss, Ritchie Havens, Willie Nile, Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland), Jonatha Brooke (The Story), Caroline Aiken, Stacey Earle, David Wilcox, Cliff Eberhardt, Peter Himmelman, Darden Smith, Elliot Murphy, Social Distortion, Steve Morse, Billy Joe Shaver, Bob Neuwirth.
Singer/songwriter Ruth Gerson has appeared on the "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Extra" (NBC), PBS, Showtime, HBO and Lifetime television. As an independent artist. she has released seven albums and recorded with Grammy Award winning producers Rick Chertoff (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Sophie B. Hawkins) and Jim Scott (Wilco, Tedeschi Trucks, Citizen Cope). She has also recorded with legendary producer Don Dixon (REM, Smithereens, Marti Jones) and Dan Wise (Scissor Sisters, The Secret Machines). Gerson has opened for Dave Matthews Band, the Indigo Girls, Alison Krauss and many more. She has played The Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, ARTSCAPE, CMJ, SXSW and toured extensively in Europe performing in Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Brazil, and Singapore. Gerson was polled as the #2 top female vocalist in Italy's largest circulating music magazine, Buscadero.
One of the most critically acclaimed independent artists, Gerson has been called "an underground songwriting master," (The San Francisco Chronicle). She has taught singing and songwriting as a visiting artist and Forbes College Fellow at Princeton University. A prominent vocal coach, Gerson is also the creator of the SingingbeltTM, the first device made to train singers in diaphragmatic breath control.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University, Gerson also attended the High School form Performing Arts (Drama) in NYC, and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. Although, primarily a vocalist and songwriter, she has an extensive background in theater, and began her acting career at age seven at Lincoln Center. She has appeared in several commercials, independent films, plays and musicals and sung on many jingles.
Ruth Gerson's most recent album "Deceived," (2011) produced by Grammy Award winning producer Rick Chertoff (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Sophie B. Hawkins) and William Wittman was hailed "A Triumph!" by Greil Marcus. Ann Powers (NPR) called Deceived a POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL record that plumbs the depths of love and violence and Paul Freeman of the Palo Alto Daily News regards it, as "one of the most unique and compelling cover albums you'll ever hear." Her 2010 original release, "This Can't Be My Life," garnered praise from The San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the San Jose Mercury News which described the album as "a rock-pop masterpiece," and Highwire Daze said "if you mix the powerful bite of 'You Oughta Know' by Alanis Morissette with the longing wisdom of Joni Mitchell's 'Blue,' you're only just beginning to understand the dark artistry of 'This Can't Be My Life.'"
Gerson has raised over $100,000 for schools and charities performing shows, living room concerts and donating sales of CDs and singles. In November, 2013 she raised over $15,000 for Sanctuary for Families as part of the Sanctuary NYC Marathon Team. Gerson returned home to her native town to perform a benefit show at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on Nov. 2, and ran her first marathon on Nov. 3, raising more for one single charity event than she ever had before, just six months after giving birth to her third daughter, Hope.
Ruth is currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Are and is recording with multi-grammy award winning producer, Jim Scott .