jueves, 8 de octubre de 2009


Cantante americana, nacida en el Bronx (New York) el 6 de Julio de 1944. Aprendio a tocar la guitarra y a componer escuchando Pete Seeger o Woody Guthrie. Trabajo en San Francisco y conocio a la Jefferson Airplane o Janis Joplin. Peter Kaukonen, hermano de Jorma de la Jefferson, hizo la portada de su album. Tiempo en San Francisco de la escena hippie y Rutthan era máxima representante del idílico ambiente.
Por su amistad con Van Dyke Parks coloco un tema suyo "Windy" en un grupo Pop , The Association, y convirtiendolo en número 1. Coloco algun tema en la peículka de culto "Peace Killlers". Fusion de Jazz, Folk y Pop. Compuso grandes temas entre 1965 y 1971. Sólo hizo un fantástico y nostalgico LP en 1969 antes de morir.

Ruthann Friedman (born July 6, 1944) is an American folk singer.
Born in the Bronx, New York, Friedman spent her formative years in the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles. She started playing guitar at the age of eight while listening to Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Josh White. Her first song gained her a spot on the television talent show Rocket to Stardom at age twelve. While at Ulysses S. Grant High School, she started playing Hoot nights at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, met the musicians Steve Mann and Hoyt Axton and became part of the growing musical scene of Los Angeles.
Her first paid performance was at the Green Spider Coffee House in Denver, Colorado at the age of nineteen. Soon she was part of the Hippy Migration, traveling the California Coast and living off earnings from her performances. While staying in San Francisco, California, Friedman befriended the members of Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and Janis Joplin. Her friendship with Van Dyke Parks not only influenced her deep commitment to music but also introduced her to The Association, who recorded her song Windy in 1967.
Three years later, Constant Companion, her first solo album, was released by Reprise Records. She also wrote and sang the songs for the cult movie Peace Killers, released in 1971.
In 2006, Water, a San Francisco label, reissued Constant Companion, renewing interest in Friedman's music and led to Water's release of a compilation of rare and previously unreleased home recordings from 1965-1971, Hurried Life.