The State Theatre Presents

Ruth Moody (of the Wailin’ Jennys)


Sun, May 26, 2024


8:00 pm


Advanced: $25 - $35 (includes fee); Day of Show: $30 - $40 (includes fee)

Member Presale:

February 21, 2024 12:00 pm

Public Sale:

February 23, 2024 12:00 pm


The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA

“possibly possesses the prettiest voice in all of North Americana these days” – Huffington Post

“Ruth Moody hits the ball out of the park” – No Depression

“Moody’s voice is clear and deceptively wistful, capable of conveying powerful and dark emotions.” – The Telegraph (UK)

“Earth’s landscape is her canvas…waves, wind and the moon are the individual colors residing on her most colorful palette.” – American Songwriter

Ruth has built a dedicated fanbase, touring both as a solo artist and as a founding and current member of the folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys. She has garnered two Juno Awards, countless nominations and accolades, topped Billboard charts, and performed to rapt audiences in sold-out venues around the globe.

Ruth’s solo albums “The Garden” and “These Wilder Things” received glowing reception from fans and critics alike. Her collaborations with the legendary Mark Knopfler on “These Wilder Things” and his albums “Privateering” and “Tracker” brought her voice to millions of music lovers world-wide, and saw her performing in Europe and the UK in dream venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, both as a support act and as a featured guest with Mark’s band. A respected and accomplished songwriter, Ruth’s songs often sound traditional, tapping into timeless and universal themes, but hold an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably hers. They have won awards, appeared in film and television, and have been performed by countless choirs and ensembles.

Ruth has recently completed a new solo album, to be released in 2024. She splits her time between Vancouver Island and Nashville, TN, and when she is not on the road with her band or The Wailin’ Jennys, she spends her time writing, hiking, and keeping up with her six year-old son.

Ruth appears on records by the following artists:
Mark Knopfler, Bruce Hornsby, Allison Russell, Rodney Crowell, Aoife O’Donovan, The Fretless, Anthony da Costa, Rose Cousins, Front Country, Robby Hecht, Della Mae, Alexa Wildish, Oh Susanna


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With the purchase and installation of a new projector, The State will have a new 4K, laser projection, and digital cinema sound processing system will give us the ability to screen major movie festival features, as well as independent and major studio live action and animation that is only distributed in the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.