Kama Ruby




Whether performing as a solo artist, backed by an accompanist, or with her band, Kama Ruby and the Rough Cuts, Kama’s recordings and live performances show her love for various genres of music.

Her 2020 EP titled, "Miss You, Mitch" features four original tunes in the Pop and Americana genres.  She has embarked on a new journey of songwriting and producing. The album presents many fine artists, including drummer Tom Walsh (America, Spyro Gyra), Scarlet Rivera (Bob Dylan), Bob Tucker (Grammy winning engineer and well respected guitarist), Ray Zepeda on horns,  and Jane Getz (Mingus, John Lennon) on  keys. 

Also in 2020, the singles  "Go Slow," and "Lazy Afternoon"  were released in the jazz genre, featuring Bowie's long-time piano man, Mike Garson. Both tunes have received international downloads and airplay. 

In 2019, she appeared in "Hanging With My Sisters" documentary about four different female indie artists. Her song featured in the documentary was "Badlands of Bakersfield," which was the title song of her 2018 EP. 

Kama Ruby – Badlands of Bakersfield, takes Kama back to her roots of being raised on country music in Bakersfield, CA. This album was submitted for consideration in Grammy nomination and its title song received the Clouzine Award for Best Country Song in Spring, 2019. It also received international radio play and reviews.

In the “Chill” and or “Pop” genre, “Minds Eye,” the album was released in July 2017. It was submitted in consideration for Grammy nomination and has charted internationally. “Minds Eye” was produced by Jane Getz, Bob Tucker, and Tom Stillwagon. Kama’s first album “Kama Ruby, Straight-up & Chilled” and her sophomore album, “Kama Ruby: Rock Dreams in Jazz” are both a mix of jazz standards, acid jazz, classic rock, and pop tunes. The recordings capture the live feel of her performances and her unique take on familiar works. Both albums have enjoyed international sales as well as considerable airplay on numerous jazz-oriented radio stations.

Her acting and musical theater credits include an appearance as herself in Acme Brothers Records Prime Video documentary, “Hanging with My Sisters,” “Oberon” in the New Light Theater Project’s workshop performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Stella” in a Western States Tour of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” producer of “Me, A Man – No Labels Required,” and “Stages: A Unique and Unusual Cabaret.” She also appeared as Rose of Sharon in “The Grapes of Wrath” – part of a Great Novel Series for The Learning Channel. Learn more about Kama Ruby and her projects at www.kamaruby.com