Ruth Gerson’s recommendation: “Nick Cave is as important in every way as William Butler Yeats. His work is influential to so many different kinds of musicians and writers. As much as what he says in his songs, what is expressed in his voice when he sings them is what makes his work poetry – fully realized off the page. It is the joining of the words, the melody and the voice that sings them.”
New to Nick Cave? Ruth Gerson recommends you start here: “There are so many, but I love Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’, The Boatman’s Call. Personally, if I had one album to be on an island with – it would be this one. As a teacher, as well, it is of the first albums I make my students listen to and study.”
About the guest author, Ruth Gerson: Ruth Gerson hints above that she’s a teacher, but what kind of teacher hands Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds CDs out to their students? A damn cool one, I’d say. Ruth is the founder of San Francisco Vocal Coaching but she is also on the verge of breaking out big with her own solo career. She’s opened for The Dave Matthews Band and has six albums in her catalog. Her new album, “This Can’t Be My Life” will be released on July 20 and has already been called by Paul Freeman of Palo Alto’s Daily News a ‘pop-rock masterpiece.’ Do we have your attention yet? Find out more about Ruth Gerson on her official website.