Rock N’ Roll Ain’t For Me, this year’s debut from Raleigh singer-songwriter Kate Rhudy, reinterprets well-worn folk with a new vibrancy. “I’ve always written letters to people, and then never sent them,” Rhudy recalls, "Rock N’ Roll Ain’t For Me is the collection of those letters, journal entries—in all their glorious honesty." Rhudy, who grew up playing both classical violin and fiddlers' conventions, brought her collection of writings into the studio alongside producer Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange.

"The album sounds warm even in its loneliest moments. As you listen to Rhudy sing 'Someone once broke my heart by handing me a toothbrush,' you can’t help but feel close to her, you can’t help but feel that you’ve just made a friend." 
-Ashleigh Phillips

"After dropping out of Appalachian State University and moving back to the Triangle last year, Raleigh native Kate Rhudy has fully focused on her music, picking up the pace of both her songwriting and performing. Her full-time return from Boone has been a boon for the local roots scene: having attended fiddler's conventions since her earliest elementary school days, Rhudy now primarily channels her prodigal talent through frank, plaintive lyrics that she delivers with a gorgeous voice. Saturday night marks the release of her long-awaited full-length debut, Rock n' Roll Ain't For Me, which is already an early contender to land among this year's best local releases." -The Indy

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