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Desert Rose, the new album from Ruby James, promises a gutsy brand of sweet grit and sultry style and a timeless return to the roots of music. For it she unites with producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo, Reel Big Fish) and string virtuoso, Rene Reyes (Act of Faith, Green Car Motel and film and soundtrack producer for Collateral, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Saving Silverman, Man in the Chair), with whom she co-wrote all but two of the tracks. The album also features acclaimed artists Mitch Marine (touring and drumming for Dwight Yokum and Smash Mouth), Billy V. Malpede (music scores for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Runaway Jury, Entrapment and Urban Legend), and organist Mike Bolger (Beck). As studio and writing partners, Ruby James and Reyes tell stories of life in the real world with relatable lyrics set to resonating and unforgettable melodies and on stage have a palpable chemistry reminiscent of Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham.