Nancy Ruybal is known best in the Western music community for her unique style of cowboy music. Audiences are enraptured by an alluring vibrato voice that some declare is pure folk, while others deem perfect for gospel, swing or blues; each drawn in by sweet Celtic undertones that tug at the heart.
If the melody and voice are not enough to stop you dead in your tracks, her provoking lyrics will. Songs like "Wild Rose", "Autumn's On Its Way", "White Tanks" and of course, "Where The Wind Blows A Different Song ", nominated for Western Music Association Song of the Year in 2011, establish Nancy as a true master of Western music.This poet, singer, musician and author may be petite and soft-spoken, but she hits the stage in a big way, bringing her love of land.....and our Western heritage to every performance. Led by true grit and cowboy know-how, this Ohio-born country girl is weaving a legendary trail of music into the tapestry of the West.
Katy Creek is a creation of the fertile mind of Nancy Ruybal. She is the authentic heart and soul of that entity that is Katy Creek. This girl has a voice that is the very personification of Americana, to rival Lucinda Williams and Eliza Gilkyson, with shades of Edith Piaf and Buffy St. Marie. Her music speaks the truth and the beauty of the American West, and of life in general, in every song she performs and every line that she writes; her audiences tune into that authenticity and find themselves wonderfully entertained. It is always apparent that her tunes come from love and from experience. Nancy is the ‘real deal’, regardless of any genre she cares to express in.
Nancy’s recent appearance at the Western Music Association’s annual Awards Show was an exquisite highlight of the evening and I am honored indeed to have the opportunity to
tell anyone who will listen what a bright and shining star she is!