"Where we gonna be!"


UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Sunset Sips
Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Wileo Rd., Roswell, GA 30075
7:00pm- 9:30pm
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Saturday, September 4, 2021
Tucker Day
Tucker, GA
Main Stage - 1:00pm
w/Gwen Hughes & The Retro Kats

Saturday, September 4, 2021
Tucker Day
Tucker, GA
Food Tent Stage - (time TBD)

Sunday, February 12, 2022
Lutheran Church by the Lake - "Sundays at 4"
100 Twelve Oaks Rd and Hwy 378
McCormick , SC 29835
4:00pm-5:30pm
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"Where we been!"

Ruby Reds
South Carolina Governor's
School for Agriculture
McCormick, SC
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The oldest high school in
South Carolina is a boarding school
for Agricultual students!

We were playing to open
for noted author
(and inspiration for upcoming
ABC TV show "The Growing Season")!

SARAH FREY

TOP PHOTO L-R:

Marty Martin-trumpet;
L.A. Tuten-bass
Rocky Ball-banjo

BOTTOM PHOTO L-R:

Selfie with L-R
L.A. Tuten;
Sarah Frey
Marty Martin
Rocky Ball

Ruby Reds
Hiawasee, GA Campground
Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Roaring 20s Party
for the Georgia Winnebago Club.

[L-R: Marty Martin-trumpet;
L.A. Tuten-bass;
Rocky Ball-banjo]

This was our 3rd time
performing for this group!

Ruby Reds
Camden, AL
Wilcox Historical Society
Friday, March 26, 2021

The highest concentration of
Antebellum-era homes are located
in rural Wilcox County
Camden, Alabama

We played for 2 hours (top)
and were followed by nationally
acclaimed auhor and speaker
JAMES FARMER (bottom)

TOP PHOTO L-R:

Don Erdman - clarinet
(behind the planter);

L.A. Tuten-bass
(also behind the planter);

Marty Martin-trumpet;

Rocky Ball-banjo
(behind everything else)
;

Neal McElroy-trombone

BOTTOM PHOTO L-R:

Marty Martin
JAMES FARMER
L.A. TUten

RUBY REDS

+

GWEN HUGHES

Gwen and Ruby Reds keep showin' up and
knockin' it outta the park together!

The DEBUT of
VINTAGE VANTAGE
[Gwen Hughes +Ruby Reds]
at Waller's Coffee Shop
in Decatur
Friday, November 15, 2019

Diggin' up PEARLS and
cross-breeding them with GEMS!

Gwen Hughes + L.A. Tuten
+ Marty Martin + Rocky Ball
+ Mike Hinton + Becky Ball

8:00pm Waller's Coffee Shop
240 DeKalb Industrial Way
Decatur, GA 30030

Ruby Reds
at the ESTATE in Buckhead
Friday, October 4, 2019

A Roaring 20s Party
for a commercial client.
Dig that Packard behind us!

[L-R: L.A. Tuten-bass; Marty Martin-trumpet;
Don Erdman-clarinet; Rocky Ball-banjo]

Watch our latest video:

"Exs & Ohs"

featuring Gwen Hughes on the vocals with guests Jez Graham on piano and Mike Hinton on drums!

[pictured L-R: Jez Graham-piano; L.A. Tuten-bass; Rocky Ball-banjo; Marty Martin-trumpet; Gwen Hughes; Mike Hinton-drums]

video by Mike Natchus
audio mix by L.A Tuten

[click the photo to watch]

Ruby Reds
McCray's IDOL
Sunday, June 23, 2019

We enjoyed opening for the FINALS of McCray's IDOL in Lawrenceville!

[L-R: Marty Martin-trumpet;
L.A. Tuten-bass;
Rocky Ball-banjo]

Ruby Reds
SUNSET SIPS
June 13, 2019

We had a blast on our 2nd visit to
The Chattahoochee Nature Center
on a PERFECT evening!

[pictured L-R: Dr. Tom Gibson-trombone;
L.A. Tuten-bass; Marty Martin-trumpet;
Stan Joseph-drums;
special guest Cecil Welch-trumpet;
Rocky Ball-banjo;
Becky Ball-vocals (not pictured)]

Ruby Reds for
RouteMatch Software
03/24/19
Intercontinental Hotel

[photo appeared in
May 2019 Midtown Lifestyle
magazine!

Ruby Reds with Gwen Hughes "Puttin' On The Ritz"
1920s Show
New Year's Eve -
12/31/2018
Read House, Chattanooga, TN
Ruby Reds at
Taste of Atlanta
Old Fourth Ward Park
October 2018
(pictures coming)
Ruby Reds with Gwen Hughes'
Hitmakers Show
- 6/15/2018
Callanwolde Jazz On The Lawn

[L-R]: Micah Cadwell-guitar; Jez Graham-piano;
Rocky Ball-banjo; Gwen Hughes;
Mike Hinton-Drums; Marty Martin-trumpet;
L.A Tuten-bass; Wilburt Williams-trombone

Ruby Reds with Gwen Hughes'
Hitmakers Show
- 6/15/2018
Callanwolde Jazz On The Lawn

[L-R]: Jez Graham-piano; Mike Hinton-Drums;
Rocky Ball-banjo; L.A Tuten-bass;
Micah Cadwell-guitar;
Wilbert Williams-trombone;
Marty Martin-trumpet; Gwen Hughes

Ruby Reds
at Park Tavern for
LSU Alumni Atlanta
Crawfish Boil!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

[L-R]: Marty Martin-trumpet;
L.A. Tuten-bass; Rocky Ball-banjo

"Listening to you now at the
LSU ATLANTA ALUMNI Crawfish Boil
and loving every minute of your music!"

~Christy Gatzman Casey

Ruby Reds
at Park Tavern for
LSU Alumni Atlanta
Crawfish Boil!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

They "let the good times roll" with a
hanky-waving strut line through the
tent to "The Saints Go Marchin' In!"
Yep!

Ruby Reds
at Watershed for
Mother's Day Jazz Brunch

Sunday, May 13, 2018

[L-R]: Marty Martin-trumpet;
L.A. Tuten-bass; Rocky Ball-banjo

It was a great run!

• 208 Sundays •

• a LIVE CD (Ruby Reds LIVE at Watershed!) •

• great friends and lots of new fans •

• the opportunity to work out 8+ hours
of music without a repeat(!) •

• the chance to test our music, our arrangements, and a variety of styles
in front of a widely diverse audience
for 4+ years! •

Thanks again, Watershed, for a
wonderful 4 year partnership
and wishing the new owner's
great success!

Ruby Reds
at the
Walker School
March 8, 2018

[L-R]: Marty Martin-trumpet;
Stan Joseph-drums;
L.A. Tuten-bass; Rocky Ball-banjo

It was a treat to have
Greg McLean (sitting in
for Marty Martin)
on Sunday, February 11 at
Watershed on Peachtree!

[L-R]:Greg McLean-cornet;
L.A. Tuten-bass; Rocky Ball-banjo

Ruby Reds with
Cecil Welch and Joe Gransden
"Bugler's Holiday"
at Heritage Sandy Springs Concert - 12/10/2017
Sandy Springs
, GA

[L-R]:Marty Martin-trumpet; L.A. Tuten-bass; Cecil Welch-trumpet; Ben Bailey-drums;
Joe Gransden-trumpet; Rocky Ball-banjo

Ruby Reds with
Cecil Welch and Joe Gransden
"Bugler's Holiday"
at Heritage Sandy Springs Concert - 12/10/2017
Sandy Springs
, GA

[L-R]:Marty Martin-trumpet; L.A. Tuten-bass

Ruby Reds with
Cecil Welch and Joe Gransden
"Bugler's Holiday"
at Heritage Sandy Springs Concert - 12/10/2017
Sandy Springs, GA

[L-R]:Cecil Welch-trumpet; Rocky Ball-banjo

Hear our latest audio experiment... an 'enhanced remix' of our popular request:

The Ballad of
Thunder Road

on Soundcloud

Rocky Ball-banjo
Marty Martin-vocals
L.A Tuten-bass

Ruby Reds with Gwen Hughes'
Grits Hits Show
- 9/17/2017
Berkeley Lake, GA

[L-R]:Rocky Ball-banjo; Jez Graham-piano; Micah Cadwell-guitar; Gwen Hughes;
Mike Hinton-Drums; Marty Martin-trumpet;
L.A Tuten-bass; Wes Funderburk-trombone

Ruby Reds with Gwen Hughes'
Grits Hits Show
- 8/18/2017
Chukkar Farms
-

[L-R]: Jez Graham-piano; Gwen Hughes;
Rocky Ball-banjo; Micah Cadwell-guitar;
Marty Martin-trumpet

Alpharetta, GA
See our new video
"The Ballad of
Thunder Road"

Recorded at a LIVE broadcast on WRFG (89.3) July 6, 2017

[click on the graphic to watch]

Ruby Reds on the radio!

WRFG 89.3
7/6/2017

[L-R]: Rocky Ball; Arthur Turner; Marty Martin; L.A. Tuten.

Our latest POSTCARD!
[FRONT]

(Check your mail!)

Our latest POSTCARD!
[BACK]

(Check your mail!)

Ruby Reds at Tucker Day - 5/13/2017
in the Food & Music Tent on First Avenue

[L-R]: Marty Martin - trumpet;
L.A. Tuten - bass;
Rocky Ball - banjo;
Mike Hinton - drums

Ruby Reds with Gwen Hughes'
Grits Hits Show
- 5/5/2017
for Eddie Owen's Presents
Red Clay Theater - Duluth

[L-R]: Jez Graham-piano; L.A. Tuten-bass;
Gwen Hughes; Rocky Ball-banjo;
Mike Hinton-drums; Micah Cadwell-guitar; Tristan (guest guitar);
Wes Funderburk-trombone;
Marty Martin-trumpet

Rehearsal
Ruby Reds
with Gwen Hughes'
Grits Hits Show
- 5/5/2017
for Eddie Owen's Presents
Red Clay Theater - Duluth

[L-R] Gwen Hughes; Shalom; Rocky Ball; L.A. Tuten; Mike Hinton; Marty martin

Ruby Reds with Gwen Hughes'
Native Land Band - WRFG 4/27/2017

[L-R]: Rocky Ball; Micah Cadwell; Mike Hinton; Gwen Hughes Hinton; Marty Martin; L.A. Tuten.

Ruby Reds at Lenbrook with
Cecil Welch - 4/7/2017

[L-R]: Marty Martin; Ben Bailey;
Cecil Welch; L.A. Tuten; Rocky Ball;
Jim McKillip

Ruby Reds at the
Olmsted Plein Air Invitational the Shops At Buckhead - 4/4/2017

Playing in a sea of art!

[L-R] Marty Martin; L.A. Tuten; Rocky Ball

Celebrated French artist Jill Steenhuis painted us at the Olmsted Plein Art Invitational held at the Shops At Buckhead
on April 4, 2017.

We were honored to be her
subject while performing for the event on the street.

For more on Jill Steenhuis
please visit her web site by
clicking on the painting!

With French artist (and Atlanta native) Jill Steenhuis
and a young fan at the
Olmsted Plein Art Invitational held at the Shops At Buckhead
on April 4, 2017. Jill painted us right on the street as we played! [see painting above]
We celebrated our
3rd Anniversary and started our 4th year of Sunday Jazz Brunches at Watershed on March 5, 2017!
Ruby Reds makin' the Good Times Roll at the 2017 ALS Mardi Gras Ball sponsored by the Roswell Women's Club at The Olde Town Athletic Club.

L-R: Stan Joseph; Marty Martin;
L.A. Tuten; Becky Ball;
Jez Graham; Rocky Ball

photo: Mike Moreland

With Gwen Hughes on the
Grits Hits! Project!

L-R: Mike Hinton; Jez Graham;
L.A. Tuten; Gwen Hughes;
Micah Caldwell; Wes Funderburk;
Rocky Ball; Marty Martin

photo: Gwen Hughes

See our new video of "Honeysuckle Rose"

[click on the graphic on left]

Ruby Reds Band with Gwen Hughes for Synergy 2016 - Intercontinental Hotel - Buckhead

L-R: Mike Hinton; Marty Martin;
Gwen Hughes; Rocky Ball; L.A. Tuten.

Ruby Reds Band at
2016 Inman Park Festival
Euclid Avenue Stage.

L-R: Arthur Turner - piano;
Rocky Ball - banjo;
Marty Martin - trumpet;
L.A. Tuten - bass.

Photo by Bartram Nasom from our appearance at the
Atlanta History Center.
[Rocky did a little
Photoshop work on it!]
Atlanta History Center reception for Angie Mosier and
the Lee Brothers of Charleston April 12, 2016
(photo: Bartram Nasom)
Atlanta History Center reception for Angie Mosier and
the Lee Brothers of Charleston April 12, 2016
(photo: Bartram Nasom)
We celebrated our 2nd Anniversary of Sunday Jazz Brunches at Watershed on the first Sunday in March, 2016!
New pictures from
Jolie Loren Photography.
At Watershed on Peachtree. August 2015.
Ruby Reds plays early jazz at the Walker School for French exchange students.
Thanks, Todd Motter!
October 2015.
Ruby Reds plays in the lobby for the 2 night Atlanta Pops Gala
at Oglethorpe University. October 2015.
Ruby Reds
plays on the tarmac for JetLynx's 2nd Anniversary reception at PDK.
October 2015.
New Recording Released
May 2015!

Ruby Reds presents

"Live @ Watershed"

Recorded LIVE! at Watershed on Peachtree.

Click on the graphic to hear samples...
(Come see us at Watershed...
we'll have some copies of the CD with us!)

Ruby Reds
plays a fundraiser and parade for Theatre du Reve.
August 2015.
Ruby Reds and Gwen Hughes
open for the Emile Viklicky Trio
in concert at
Georgia State University.
July 2015.
Ruby Reds
plays at Lenbrooke with
Cecil Welch.
June 2015.

Marty Martin; Rocky Ball;
Hal Johnson; Cecil Welch.

Ruby Reds
plays an outdoor concert for the Walker School.
May 2015.
Ruby Reds
plays at the 'Fire In The Old Fourth' Ward celebration.
May 2015.
Ruby Reds
is featured on the poster for the 'Fire In The Old Fourth' Ward celebration.
May 2015.
Ruby Reds
plays a birthday party
in Woodstock.
April 2015.
Ruby Reds
appears with WSB's
Erick Erickson at
5 Seasons Westside.
April 2015.

Mac McCarthy; Rocky Ball;
Marty Martin; Erick Erickson.

Cecil Welch sits in with Ruby Reds at Watershed on Peachtree for Sunday Jazz Brunch.
April 2015.

Marty Martin; L.A. Tuten;
Cecil Welch; Rocky Ball.

Ruby Reds
plays for the opening of
Charlie Loudermilk Park . Buckhead.
March 2015.
Ruby Reds
plays for the choir party for
Mt. Paran Church.
March 2015.

Marty Martin; Stan Joseph;
Hal Johnson; Rocky Ball

Ruby Reds
plays for a wedding ceremony
and reception at Naylor Hall in Roswell. Here we are setting up before the reception.
March 2015.
Ruby Reds
celebrates our 1st Anniversary at Watershed on Peachtree for Sunday Jazz Brunch.
March 2015.
Ruby Reds
plays for the Fire In The old Fourth Ward Fundraiser.
February 2015.
Ruby Reds
plays a Celebration of Life
at Lake Spivey.
January 2015.

L.A. Tuten and Rocky Ball
on an 'angelic' afternoon by the lake.

Ruby Reds
at the Intercontinental Hotel
in Buckhead for a
"End Of Prohibition" celebration. December 2014.
Check out the article in the
Atlanta Business Chronicle
(week of August 29th) about our work at Watershed on Peachtree at the Creole Jazz Brunch every Sunday!

Come see what the fuss is all about!

Why is L.A. so pensive?

'Cause he's missing YOU!

Fix that by visiting him THIS Sunday, July 20, at Watershed on Peachtree for a Creole Brunch with New Orleans Jazz!
Noon 'til 2:45pm.

Ruby Reds at Watershed on Peachree
July 20, 2014
L.A. Tuten on bass,
Marty Martin on trumpet,
Rocky Ball on banjo.

EVERY SUNDAY is HAT DAY with Ruby Reds at Watershed.
Wear yours and show us up! - Noon 'til 2:45pm.

Ruby Reds at Watershed on Peachree
June 8, 2014
Marty Martin on trumpet,
L.A. Tuten on bass,
Rocky Ball on banjo.

It's gonna rain a little so plan for some indoor activity with
Ruby Reds at Watershed this Sunday - Noon 'til 2:45pm.

Ruby Reds at Watershed on Peachree
May 18, 2014
Marty Martin on trumpet,
Rocky Ball on banjo,
L.A. Tuten on bass,.

"Thanks, everybody, for coming
out Sunday and supporting us. Everyone seemed to have a good time (and the great food didn't hurt none, neither!). We'll be doing it all over again this Sunday, March 16, at Noon - Watershed on Peachtree! See you there!"
~Rocky, Marty and L.A.

Ruby Reds at Watershed on Peachree
March 9, 2014
Marty Martin on trumpet,
L.A. Tuten on bass,
Rocky Ball on banjo.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at
Watershed on Peachtree.
2014.
Sunday Jazz Brunch at
Watershed on Peachtree,
2014.
New Recording Released
February 2014!

Ruby Reds presents

"Almost Live!"

Recorded LIVE! at the Freight Room in Decatur.

Click on the graphic to hear samples...
(Come see us at Watershed...
we'll have some copies of the CD with us!)


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