Harp Artist // Sound Dreamer // Composer // Collaborator

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"Portland, OR artist Ruth Chadd makes the harp come to life with intricate, plucky, curious arrangements that float and flutter in the air."

"...calm, ambient, minimal and introspective, allowing the listener to drift in and out of a soothing light landscape of the mind. Be calm, stay curious and listen." -Marmoset Music

"Indie singer-songwriter and harp artist, Ruth Chadd, decided harp needed a new introduction. Her shimmering debut EP has done just that with signature soul-arresting vocals, crystalline sound & poetic vision." -CD Baby 

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Bio

Ruth Chadd is a Portland, OR based harpist, vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. As one fan stated, the 
voice of indie singer-songwriter Ruth Chadd "...stands out among many." Ruth rings crystal 
clear as a woman of poetic voice – having been compared in reviews to the nuances of Joni 
Mitchell, Iris Dement, and Sara McLaughlin, and then there is she, “...unmistakably original and 
not be missed." In addition to her arresting soul-filled lyricism, her unique and improvisational 
approach on the harp (though she is classically trained on piano) make Ruth’s compositions 
conjure timeless nuances that have been classified as orchestral, pop and indie folk. Her work 
dances in between the lines and moves the soul. Ruth’s debut EP “Closer than Danger” was 
independently released in 2015.

Media/Press Images

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Music

Closer Than Danger

Ruth Chadd

The "Closer Than Danger" project began as a humble demo mix of a handful of original songs that was supposed to take 1-2 months to produce and master in my hometown of Portland, OR. Almost 1 year later, after flying my harp across the country to Houston, TX for recording sessions and 1 epic mastering session in Hollywood, CA with a hero in the music industry it is now a debut EP that I could never have imagined would shimmer so sweetly...and I couldn't be any more immensely proud to share it with you.

The title "Closer Than Danger" means close to the heart. Closer than the illusions we prop our fears up on. Closer than pain. This album is about that journey to the center of that opening, to the center of the heart. It was made with love worn on the sleeve. Thank you, thank you for your support in listening and loving the music. Take care out there, ~Ruth
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Press

"It just knocked us off our feet, got deep down in our Soul, made us feel alive!" ~ a happy fan

“Indie singer-songwriter and harp artist, Ruth Beck, decided harp needed a new introduction.  
Her shimmering debut EP has done just that with signature soul-arresting vocals, crystalline  
sound & poetic vision.” – CD Baby  

“Portland, OR artist Ruth Chadd makes the harp come to life with intricate, plucky, curious  
arrangements that float and flutter in the air. Each song is calm, ambient, minimal and  
introspective, allowing the listener to drift in and out of a soothing light landscape of the mind.  
Be calm, stay curious and listen.” – Marmoset Music

Contact

For additional Info and all Booking Inquiries:

Snail Mail:


Ruth Chadd

20 E Airport Road #173

Lebanon, OR 97355

email: rooth dot chadd at gmail dot com


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