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Ruth Wilson / Press

“Phoenix-based rockabilly singer and bass player Ruth Wilson shows up on the 10-year-old "Vale of Tears," adding a vulnerable vocal to the tender twang of Hebert's lap steel.”

“et celle vers laquelle convergent tous les regards concupiscents, Miss Ruth Wilson à la doghouse bass + some sexy vocals while chewing. La dernière plaque ('Voodoo Beans') de ces gominés, existant depuis le début des nineties, Ruth les a rejoints récemment, a été produite par Cris Kirkwood des Meat Puppet, pour la petite histoire c'est le boyfriend de la nana.”

“Ruth is a drop dead knock-out who is usually content to stay back and play her bass with an air of coolness that absolutely cannot be faked. One look at her tapping her cowboy boot, chewing on a stick of gum and calmly checking out the audience from the stage and you'll know what I mean. A honky-tonk angel with a bass guitar.”

Pompadour Press

“Ruth Wilson is not just another pretty face- astute and intense, her bass never lets up.”

Music Connection

“[Flathead] played as a duo before auditioning for a bassist. One listen and Ruth was in.”

The Grindstone

“Bassist Ruth- has got to be the most casual musician in the business. Chewing gum and gazing around it seems as though she has to concentrate to remember she's playing live.”

Music Monitor

“Beautiful Ruth Wilson stood on the side of the stage the epitome of cool, playing her Fender bass, chewing on a stick of gum and checking out the crowd.”

Shorty Kreutz - Put Yer Cat Clothes On

“And in the corner stands Ruth Wilson, with a slight, red-lipsticked smirk, slowly chewing Bazooka bubble gum, blowing occasional bubbles. She's cool on stage- like a combination of Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and the Cramps' Poison Ivy- quietly keeping on her bass as she checks out the crowd.”

The State Press Magazine

“Ruth Wilson joined [Flathead] in early 1992 and the band gelled immediately. With her Louise Brooks jet-black hairdo, gingham dress and red cowboy boots, she has become a significant Mill Avenue trendsetter.”

Michelle Mansoor - Planet Magazine

“Ruth Wilson bassist and occasional vocalist of the band, Flathead, the most swingin' rockabilly babe in town.”

Java Magazine

“...kitten Ruth Wilson gets a swing from Curse of the Pink Hearse's Marco Polo Saldaña.”

"Led by longtime local rockabilly kitten Ruth Wilson, The Weaker Sex is an all-girl group (a rarity in itself) playing authentic roots music (another rarity) with stellar results."

"...be musically transported back to some circa-1958 VA hall, slow dancing to the sound of a smoky-voiced gal accompanied only by her upright bass, some lonesome pedal steel and some minimal snare brushwork, all wrapped up in tube-amp reverb. "Hey sailor, I miss you," she coos at the start of "Vale of Tears." Amazingly, it's not some lost Skeeter Davis outtake."

"Flathead hired the first of what would turn out to be several bassists, a succession that has included Valley roots rock goddess Ruth Wilson..."

“'"To be honest with you, I'm a bad chauvinist," says Connole with a sheepish grin. "I always have been. And I was thinking, "I don't know about a girl,' and so on. She was asking me about it, and one day she showed up at the house to rehearse. And it sounded great. Most of all, she was willing to work as long as I wanted, whether it was four, five or six hours." Wilson's dedication cemented Connole's decision to finally go ahead with the long-rumored project. Adding his Revenants bandmate Richard Taylor on acoustic guitar, the Pearl Chuckers were born.'”