The Band Behind Eyes on You

Ruth Wood & Friends is a studio band based in Eugene, Oregon. Their first project, Christian contemporary pop album, Eyes on You, explores a wide range of emotions—from brokenness, loneliness and fear to exuberant joy in worship. Ruth Wood, the driving force behind the album, is a songwriter whose vintage rock, contemporary pop writing style is in the range of Michael W. Smith, Fernando Ortega, Amy Grant, Mark Schultz, Kathy Troccoli, and Twila Paris.

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Executive Producer Ruth Wood is a songwriter, worship leader, and piano teacher. She is the winner of the 2003 Great American Song Contest (1st Place Christian/Gospel Category for Broken) and the following Portland Songwriter's Association contests:
  • 1999, 1st Place CCM category, Your Love
  • 2002, 1st Place CCM category and Grand Prize Winner, Broken
  • 2003, 1st Place CCM category, Stars in the Night
  • 2004, 1st Place CCM category, Palm of His Hand
Ruth enlisted exceptional local talent to actualize her vision for the album:

Recording Engineer: Michael McDonald—Syntharts Studio.
Arranger/producer/background vocals: Neil Patton
Solo Artist: Dave Mertz
Solo Artist: Amy Weinkauf
Solo Artist: Brooks Rice
Solo Artist: Rachel Poetzl
Solo Artist: Liesel Alkire
Solo Artist: Lisa Morton
Solo Artist: Timani Reynolds
Background Vocals: Lori Wike
Accoustic Guitar: Mike Edsall
Drums: Kevin Lemieux
Guitars: Tom Teutsch
Bass Guitar: Pat Brand
Upright Bass: Mark Schneider
Cello: Dale Bradley
Saxophone: James Jones
Flute: Cathy Patton
Choir: Steve Maricle

More detailed information on these individuals and their instruments

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Ruth, I really was blessed by your song, "Broken"! I found it to be very emotionally moving and obviously inspired by God! I would certainly encourage anyone who would like a deeper relationship with Christ to listen to it. Thank you for allowing Him to use you to reach a hurting world!

Charles V. Hayden, Songwriter