Ruth's studies at FSU School of Music instructed her in classical voice training and song composition. Returning to South Florida, Ruth got her start as a live performance artist. Her School of Music years gave way to practical application in production as Ruth wrote musical scores for strings, brass, and the bassoon on her latest CD, HOME.

person reading musical note
person reading musical note

Born to Dot Records rhythm and blues recording artists, Ruth was surrounded by live original music from an early age.  Ruth's stepfather, an outstanding jazz drummer, filled their home with musical genres of jazz and swing music. This music inspired her self-taught guitar playing, singing, and songwriting in later childhood years,

Ruth King has performed for many at the House of Blues, on concert stages, college circuits, and for music festival audiences nationally. Ruth’s original vibe is described as Acoustic Blues. The show draws on nuances of her musical origins and reaches into the hearts of folk, soul, jazz, rock, and blues enthusiasts.



1st Annual Blueberry Festival - Eustis, FL

Central Florida Zoo - Sanford, FL

Crane's Roost - Altamonte Springs, FL

DeLand Art Festival - DeLand, FL

Downtown Disney - Orlando, FL

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Orlando, FL

Fitzgerald's - Key West, FL

Gusman Auditorium - Miami, FL

Harrisburg Pridefest - Harrisburg, PA

Hopland Women's Music Festival - Hopland, CA

Iowa Women's Music Festival - Iowa City, IA

Martin County Art Festival - Stuart, FL

Mount Dora Bluesfest - Mount Dora, FL

National Women's Music Festival - Muncie, IN

Palm Beach Zoo - West Palm Beach, FL

SeaWorld - Orlando, FL

Southern Women's Music Festival - St. Mary's River, GA

Sunset Serenade - Orlando, FL

The Fringe Festival - Orlando, FL

The Lyric Theatre - Stuart, FL

The Social - Orlando, FL

The St. John's River Festival of the Arts - Sanford, FL

Universal Studios - Orlando, FL

Viscaya - Miami, FL

Winter Park Art Festival - Winter Park, FL


  • Temple University, PA

  • Seton College, NJ

  • Bradley University, IL

  • Lebanon Valley College, PA

  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin, TX

  • University at Annville, PA

  • Penn State, PA

  • Centenary College of Louisiana, LA

  • University of North Carolina, NC

  • Broward University, FL

  • Florida Atlantic University, FL

  • Florida International University, FL

  • Florida State University, FL

  • Polk Community College, FL

  • Rollins College, FL

  • Stetson University, FL

  • University of Central Florida, FL

  • Valencia Community College, FL

  • University of Arkansas, AR


"Ruth King gave a stellar performance at the 2023 National Women's Music Festival. Great stage presence and connection to the audience"

-Linda Wilson, National Women's Music Festival

"There is such a raw emotion in your playing and a passion in your singing. So much so, I can tell that there is a story behind the song and singing is like your process of moving or breaking through it. That is what draws me to your sound. That cannot be reproduced, enhanced, or tweaked; it just is... refreshing. You are being you in your music. Thank you for creating music in a world of noise. Keep singing..."

-Kathy Namaste

"I went to see Ms. King perform. I was immediately impressed by her strong and versatile voice and by the diversity of her song choices."

-Jillian Friedman, Lake Eola Charter School

"Loved Ruth King! Absolutely fantastic!."

-Kacy O'brian, Bucknell University, PA

"I really enjoyed the performance..."

-Brian Sheller, Penn College, Williamsport, PA

"Great Show!"

-Rebecca Stevens, SUNY Utica/Rome, NY

"I loved the show and your voice."

-Andrea Edwards, Arizona State, AZ

"Ruth King was great!"

-Rachel Semcheski, Bloomsburg University, PA

"Loved it!!"

-Joy Lambert, Alfred University, NY

"Thank you again for your stunning performance at this year's Festival! I personally loved each song you performed and can honestly say that I believe the audience was 'smitten' with you. You did a great job - and I know you have an illustrious future ahead of you."

-Joyce Warner-Stone, Festival Producer


-Adam Andredick, Bloomsburg University, PA