Local musician Rachel Cohen has gained wide support from Boston audiences for her rumbling low voice and her fusion of pop, rock, and soul. Most know her as Ruby Rose Fox.
Ruby Rose Fox’s music career started when she was a 14 year old at Brookline High with a ska band called Mass. Hysteria. Her band played with some of the leading ska bands of the time, including the Slackers, the Skatelites, and Toots and the Maytals.
According to an interview with the Boston Globe, she discovered her low timbre as a result of tragedy: her sister died while Fox was still young. She would soothe herself by making low sounds that caused her chest to vibrate. The low vibrations became a mechanism for Fox to cope with grief at an early age.
In 2011, Fox took her talents to a Zen center in Santa Fe with the intentions of becoming a Buddhist chaplain. There, she learned about Leonard Cohen, who explored Zen Buddhism in the latter part of his life. After listening to his music, which is characterized by his low register and poetic lyrics, she decided to pursue music. She has since won Best Female Vocalist at the 2014 and 2015 Boston Music Awards and Female Performer of the Year at the 2016 New England Music Awards.
Enter for a chance to win two tickets to her show at Brighton Music Hall on Saturday, June 10th at 8:00 PM! This giveaway closes on Thursday, June 8th at 10:00 PM.