Jimmy Ruelas

Jimmy Ruelas: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals

Genre: Acoustic, Blues & Soul

Sound description: Lou Curtiss, owner of Folk Arts Rare Records, called Ruelas a cross between Kurt Weill and Son House.

RIYL: Johnny Lang, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Influences: Tom Waits, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Kurt Weill, Son House


Jimmy Ruelas, from Linda Vista, once said that musical inspiration not only comes to him from ancient recordings but from character studies of “broke and bent people singing songs about how good life can be and how fucked it is the rest of the time.”

Ruelas, who plays a resonator guitar made by National Steel, released his debut full-length I Shall Not Be Moved in 2013.


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