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Cindy Ruenes

Member sinceMarch 10, 2018
LocationPipersville, PA
MembersCindy Ruenes
InfluencesInfluences: Mary Chapin Carpenter; Indigo Girls; Joan Baez; Lucy Kaplansky; Dar Williams
Artist Biography:
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60s and 70s, Cindy Ruenes was immersed in the culture that produced folk/psychedelic music and anti-war demonstrations and songs. Her love at an early age of the San Francisco Sound prompted her to start playing guitar at age 8, adding her voice to her music at the age of 10. Cindy has played music off and on throughout her life. For several years she only occasionally played, concentrating instead on college, nursing school, working as a nurse and raising two children. She shared her love of music with her children, but only began playing her guitar on a regular basis in 2003, when she started taking guitar lessons. She added the classical guitar to her repertoire in 2006. In 2012, after raising her two children she decided to concentrate her efforts on writing and performing music. Today, her music still evokes the music of her roots. In addition, she credits Joan Baez, Stevie Nicks, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, the Counting Crows and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for influencing her musical style.
Putting her energy into singing and songwriting has been a powerful way for her to cope with life's many challenges.
Music has always helped her see the beauty in the world. She hopes this album will do the same for you.

More by Cindy Ruenes:

Aimless Knowledge
Lost and Found
My Four Brothers
My Name is Mom
Please Don't Tell Me How to Dance
The Potato Eaters,Boating Party,Bacchus & Mona
The Stronger Sex
Un Salice Piangente
Within My Reach

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