Grigaitis is working on the followup to Flow, which is still influenced by some of her idols, including Amy Winehouse and Nirvana. She says though she'll always love reggae, she also wants to rock out a little harder on this disc, and now that her band has two guitarists, she'll be moving around and interacting more with audience members at her live shows.

And she says her songwriting skills are continuing to grow — expect some cheeky lyrics on the album, which she hopes to have out by the end of the year.

Though she may still be playing stages here in Arizona, Grigaitis has goals to go global.

Ruca: Blue-eyed reggae soul from Cave Creek
Jake Howell
Ruca: Blue-eyed reggae soul from Cave Creek

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Rockbar Inc.

4245 N. Craftsman Court
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Scottsdale


Ruca is scheduled to perform Thursday, March 21, at Rockbar Inc. in Scottsdale. Go to to read Grigaitis' explanation of one of her tracks.

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"I want to travel the whole world, and I think music is a great vessel to do that," Grigaitis says. "I'd love to be on the festival circuit. My goal isn't really to sell out stadiums and be some huge thing, but I want my music to mean something. I want to connect with people — that's my favorite part of performing, the one-on-one connection, even if it's just for a split second. I've had a few people tell me they connected with a lyric, and I never knew that existed because I never wrote."

The video she recorded for "Green Hell" has nearly 10,000 views on her YouTube page. Now, all of Grigaitis' videos are shot in full light. She may be evolving as an artist, but she's not afraid to show the world who she is anymore.

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