Ruby Ross Official Site

Folk / Americana / Singer-Songwriter

Ruby Ross is a New Orleans-based singer-songwriter whose writing and vocal style draw heavily on her Appalachian Virginia roots. With "emotional and unpretentious vocals" and "tunes that recall feminine folk icons like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez" (C-VILLE Weekly), Ross crafts poignant stories of life, longing and love, set to melodies that refuse to leave your head.  

With the release of her EP Solid Ground and inclusion of her song "Night's Lullaby" on Buffa's Lounge's Live From the Back Room, Vol. 1: And so It Begins (a live-recorded New Orleans songwriter compilation CD) in October 2013, and a first place win at the Bay Saint Louis ArtsAlive Singer-Songwriter Showcase in March 2014, Ross is emerging as a fresh new face in Americana folk music that you don't want to miss.

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Crossing Canal features the duo guitars and sweet harmonic vocals of New Orleans-based singer-songwriters Ruby Ross and Patrick Cooper. We play original songs along with classic folk and country tunes with our own spin. Check out the 'SHOWS' page on this site for information on Crossing Canal shows (they will be noted as such in the calendar)! Also, check out our Facebook page at

 Video by Karron Lane, December 2014.


Blato Zlato ("Golden Swamp" in Bulgarian) is a New Orleans-based conglomeration of vocal trio Pyeya and instrumental trio G-String Orchestra. We play Balkan and other Eastern European folk and composed music. Recent appearances include a performance at the Marigny Opera House's 2015 Mardi Gras Ball and a set at the 2015 Zlatne Uste Golden Festival in NY.

Blato Zlato at the Mudlark Public Theater, June 2014. 


Pyeya is a New Orleans-based vocal world music trio specializing in 3-part harmony from the Balkans and elsewhere (including Russia, Georgia, Corsica and Ireland). Although currently on hiatus while one member attends graduate school in California, we love singing together and try to do impromptu performances whenever travel and visits allow it. Until you can catch us live, please visit our bandcamp page to take  a listen! 

Video courtesy of Salvaged Songs New Orleans, December 2013.