Sidewalk Records recording artist, Ruthie Collins, will be returning to the UK next month to play two highly anticipated shows – Millport Music Festival (20 August) and Nashville Meets London (24 August), completing the trio of major country festivals that started back in March with her debut appearance at C2C. Ruthie’s return also follows a successful run of UK shows with Americana singer-songwriter Sam Outlaw earlier this year.
Collins’ released Cold Comfort + in January, an expanded version of her critically acclaimed 2020 release, Cold Comfort. Cold Comfort + features ‘Joshua Tree’ which was co-written with Luke Sheets. It’s a cathartic combination that underscores her ability to blend various sounds into her own potent delivery. Watch the music video HERE.
Speaking on her return to the UK, Collins commented, “I’m counting the days till I get to return to the UK and perform again for the audiences that have quickly become so dear to my heart. This will be my third trip and every time is better than the last. I couldn’t be more excited to share some brand-new material, and also the fan favorites with the audiences at the Millport and Nashville Meets London Festivals!”
Praised by Billboard for its mix of “ethereal vocals alongside soaring string features, minimal piano parts, and delicate percussion,” Cold Comfort was initially released during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unable to tour behind the album, Collins temporarily left her adopted hometown of Nashville and headed home to her mother’s place in upstate New York. There, she recorded acoustic renditions of three Cold Comfort highlights: ‘Hey Little Girl,’ ‘Joshua Tree,’ and ‘Wish You Were Here.’ Those homemade, reimagined versions appear on Cold Comfort +, demonstrating Collins’ ability to deliver a knockout performance with little more than her voice and an acoustic guitar.
RUTHIE COLLINS 2022 UK DATES
Saturday, 20 August – Millport, UK – Millport Music Festival
Wednesday, 24 August – London, UK – Nashville Meets London Festival