Born in Australia, and raised in Winnipeg, Ruth Moody grew up in a musical family, creating and performing from a young age. Like her siblings around her, Moody was classically trained starting at age four, but was drawn to voice performance, rather than drawn to strings, like the rest of her siblings.
Her vocal talents have taken her throughout the world, performing most noticeably as a member of the Wailin’ Jennys. Since 2002 Moody, as a member of the Jennys, has earned for numerous awards, including a Juno for best roots and traditional album in 2004.
In 2010 Mody released her first solo Album, The Garden. The Garden was nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards, two Juno Awards, and a Western Canadian Music Award.
More recently Moody was showcased at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and toured through Europe with her band, opening for Mark Knopfler, who was featured on Moody’s most recent album, These Wilder Things, released in 2013.