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."