Ruthless Ruth is a high-energy folk-pop duo specializing in edgy originals and classic cover songs.
Both native Iowans, the lead singer, Ruth Lapointe, was born and raised in Mason City and, guitarist, Jacob Sawyer was brought up in Des Moines.
Original songs from the group such as "Winnebago" and "On the Road" reference life while growing up in small town Iowa.
Other originals such as "I'll Creep on You (Hope you don't mind)" and "Sometimes I wear slacks," which Ruth describes as "female-empowerment anthems," promote women who go against gender stereotypes in their romantic relationships.
Ruthless Ruth has performed on stages ranging from free shows on the street corners of Iowa City to entertaining thousands while performing during RAGBRAI events.