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Ruthie and the Wranglers ‘Miss the Sun’ in New Cover

By Margaret Adams

This reading of Alchemical Records content is to provide a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum.

D.C.-based band Ruthie and the Wranglers have released a new cover of a Nils Lofgren song, “Everybody’s Missin’ the Sun,” featuring Ty Braddock. 

The music video for the song, which was released as part of a video series for BandHouse Gigs, features all five members of the band, as well as Braddock. The video flaunts some of the most memorable parts of Ruthie’s own neighborhood in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Not only is the song timely, but it provides a fresh listening experience to those who are fans of the original; Ruthie’s light and springy vocals lift the tune, while Ty Braddock’s voice gives a much more deeper and down-to-earth feel. 

Relatable lyrics hark back to a time not too long ago when everyone was truly “missing the sun”: “Everybody’s missin’ the sun / Everybody’s sleepin’ through the afternoon / How can you have any fun / When everybody’s missin’ the sun?”

The five-piece Americana country band has released 7 albums and toured nationally for 30 years. They continue to share their distinctive style and lively energy through live shows. Their lyrics were called by Billboard “nothing short of brilliant,” and the Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIES) declared them emeritus after more than 30 WAMMIE wins including, album of the year, song of the year, and country/duo group.

Ruthie and the Wranglers will perform at Hank Dietle’s Tavern in Rockville, MD at 9:00 pm on November 13. 

Margaret Adams, Contributing Writer at Alchemical Records

Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.

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