Nashville Pussy


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pam150“Awww fuck, it’s a VIDEO interview? Nobody told me it was a VIDEO interview. I need to know these things in advance. I’M A GIRL.”

Ruyter gazed up at the ceiling as if searching for something that would give her the patience required to get through this trying moment.  My heart went out to her.  Ruyter is very talented, successful lead guitar player in a very male-dominated field.  Just because she can play every bit as well as the big boys, doesn’t mean that she isn’t a girl….and show me a girl who wouldn’t prefer to have even a little bit of makeup on when there’s a camera rolling. This was not a case of someone being a diva. No. This was a real-life example of a lady living in world that is sooooo male dominated that the courtesies extended to women in most situations were simply overlooked.

“I’ve got make-up,” I offered, “and time. Take as much time as you need. Whatever you need to be comfortable.”

Her eyes met mine “You’ve got lipstick?”

“Yeah.”

“Cool. Let’s do this…”

We sat at a table, ordered some drinks and I rummaged through my purse eventually producing an array of 7 lipsticks from which she could choose.  While Ruyter primped, Dorothy (my awesome camera operator & friend), Ruyter and I discussed the magic powers contained in a seemingly ordinary tube of lipstick. When Ruyter put on that red lipstick, it looked much better on her that it ever had on me. It was meant for her….and like the Olympic flame – it was passed on.  It was a gloriously girly moment, we giggled and dare I say, I think we bonded.

Ruyter is so cool.  I instantly liked her.  She was honest, funny, chatty and real.  I could have talked with her for days!  She was so forthcoming and enthusiastic that I really felt like I got to know a little bit about her during the 20 minutes that the camera rolled.  I also thought about how much fun it would be to be sitting beside Ruyter on a beach somewhere, with someone fetching us cold drinks all day, just shooting the breeze.  She’s full of great stories and a penchant for delivering them with precision and gusto….kinda like how she plays guitar.

When Ruyter Suys is on stage you don’t want to look away for second – lest you miss something.  She commands your full attention.  She is completely at-home on stage and her playing is nothing short of spectacular.  She has so much music coursing through her when she’s playing that if she’s not in the middle of ripping some mind-blowing lead she actually thrusts the guitar around like she’s doing heavily restrained bicep curls.

She is a kick-ass player and a really cool person.  She’s smart, sexy, witty, talented, down-to-earth, hard-working…and did I mention cool?  Meet Nashville Pussy’s Ruyter Suys.

Respect.

 

The following review of the show at Fouf that night was penned by a die-hard Nashville Pussy fan, seasoned music-lover and the connoisseur of coolness….Tim Eau.

Nashville Pussy

Foufounes Electriques

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I only got there as the Supersuckers were playing their last song, though I’ll say this, that last song (Born With A Tail) was played with equal parts cool and gusto, as is usual with the ‘suckers. Wish I could’ve caught more of their show, they’re always a rockin’ outfit.

What can you say about Nashville Pussy? Well, that for the last 15 or so years, they’ve been one of the hardest touring bands on the road, that each album is full of classics or classics-to-be, that they always put on a solid rockin’ show…and this night was no disappointment. NP took the stage and played a smokin’ hour long set that included a sturdy cross section of their 5 album arsenal of songs. Missing from the line up was Karen Cuda, but filling in was none other than Eddie Spaghetti, who played great and the band sounded killer.

All the classics were belted out in the usual, high octane fashion. Starting the set with Say Something Nasty, they set a tone that didn’t let up.  Throughout the set, a lot of the fan favorites were played. Raucous versions of righteous tuneage such as Piece Of Ass, C’mon C’mon, Going Down Swinging, Struttin’ Cock and High As Hell were all there, and all delivered with the usual frenzied antics one comes to expect from this band and the crowd was lovin; it

And how could you not?? Both Blaine and Ruyter’s guitars blasting away loudly, Jeremy and Eddie holding down the low end with complete authority. The fact that Blaine still has any voice left after playing this stuff for so long now is nothing short of miraculous, but he sounded great, and is a consummate showman to boot. It’s a perfect storm of rock n’ roll, and one you don’t wanna miss out on if you have the chance. From first note to last, NP didn’t disappoint.

(Setlist: Say Something Nasty, Shoot First Then Run Like Hell, Johnny Hotrod, Piece Of Ass, I’m So High, Going Down Swinging, Hate And Whiskey, One Way Down, C’mon C’mon, Struttin’ Cock, High As Hell, Go To Hell, Milk Cow Blues, Why Why Why, Go Motherfucker Go, You’re Goin Down )

 

Pamela

 

 

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