Thanks to the wonderful blog Free Albums Galore, I discovered Bella Ruse‘s music yesterday.
I really liked it! It’s a wonderful folk/pop self-titled EP. There was very little information on Jamendo (http://www.jamendo.com/), so I did a little research and discovered that Bella Ruse is not actually a person, but a duo. They are originally from Minneapolis, and have played shows across the US – that’s good to hear, because the music is very good. That they are from the States also surprises me, because Bella Ruse has a good grasp of French (see the song J’ai presque peur).
The vocalist appears to be a very talented woman, Kay Gillette. She has a great voice, and reminds me of a few Canadian singer/songwriters. Her bandmate – according to their website, http://www.bellaruse.com/ – is Joseph, but I couldn’t find a last name. If you want to check out more of Bella Ruse, they have a live album up at Band Camp.
This musical discovery led me to some other great artists on Jamendo – look for some more posts by similar artists this week (including a couple of good Canadian artists!).