A folk rocker who goes by the single name Ruark and his band are from South Arkansas. The members include Ruark on guitar and vocals, Alexa Joyce on bass and backing vocals, and Joe Bethany on drums and backing vocals.
Ruark grew up skateboarding and playing in punk bands opening for The Ataris, Jimmy Eat World, and the like. Alexa and Joe grew up in a musical family with grandparents leading music at school and church. They’re working on a follow up album to When You Coming Home. In the meantime, they’ve released a single which includes the tracks “Into the Sun” and “Over Me.”
"With a sound that doesn’t fit one particular genre, Ruark is able to bridge the gaps from one genre to the next and he’s doing so with debut album ‘When You Coming Home.’" - American Songwriter
"the band embraces a beatific and burnished folk brevity, reveling in a sound which is equal parts classic rock and roll, early ‘90s jangle rock and late ‘70s rural rock. It’s a rhythmic shuffle that sounds at once familiar but also filled with countless unexplored nooks and tempting chasms." - The Southern Sounding