Shamsi Ruhe

Shamsi Ruhe

SHAMSI RUHE is a singer and songwriter with a female folk/alternative music vibe likened to Tracy Chapman and The Weepies. 

Ruhe was the lead singer in the band ONE based out of Phoenix, AZ.  She was signed to Mercury Records when she was nineteen years old, and subsequently signed by Chris Blackwell to Island Records.  photo oct2009

Shamsi Ruhe writes and sings much of her own material.  She has worked with Grammy award winning producers Paul Kolderie (Pixies, Warren Zevon, The Go-Go’s, Hole, Radiohead), Dean Jones (Dog On Fleas and The Felice Brothers), and Paul Ebersold (3 Doors Down, Sister Hazel).  She also wrote and recorded with a team composed of Grammy nominated producer Rick Chertoff and Eric Bazilian & Rob Hyman of The Hooters at Rykodisc.

Even though Shamsi was virtually tone deaf in childhood, her mother had dreamed about her while pregnant, envisioning a girl with a huge voice singing in a concert hall.  So Shamsi was placed in vocal training with an opera coach at age 4. 

She grew up in Nashville, singing and writing songs and taking more operatic voice lessons. 

Shamsi currently resides and performs in Woodstock, NY.

(2012) Close As I Can Get

(2013) Lead vocals on Dean Jones/Stand With Me from his ‘When The World Was New’ CD (kindie rock and noted as ‘one of the best kids music CD’s of 2013’) 

Phoenix New Times (2000)/”She’s The One
Phoenix New Times (1996)/”One For The Show