LIVE: Ruthie Collins at Funk ‘n Waffles

Country music consistently finds its way to bar venues across the US; especially in Upstate NY. American singer/songwriter Ruthie Collins continued her Wish You Were Here tour at Funk ‘N Waffles in Syracuse Thursday night. Based out of Nashville, Collins pursued a solo career with Curb Records back in 2011, resulting in her first self-titled EP in 2014. 

Now, in 2022, Collins has recently released her newest album Cold Comfort +, an expansion of her 2020 album Cold Comfort. The Syracuse fans were left with an exceptional acoustic experience as she performed hit singles such as “Joshua Tree” (2019) and “Hypocrite” (2021).

Collins’s personality on stage shone brightly as she interacted with the crowd. She never skipped a beat explaining how her small town has raised her to be who she is today. Not only did Collins bring her favorite music to play, but she also brought her favorite people to watch; including her mom.

Ashley Cox of Professional Victims and songwriter/poet Riley Mahan opened the night with a powerful performance that left many speechless, even though it was the first time the two had performed together. Mahan stunned the crowd with her acoustic potentiality that combined her poetry and songwriting talent.

Waffles, Milkshakes, and Live Music – What more could you ask for.

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