Rubi Ate the Fig
an American Rock Band infused with a Middle-Eastern Color and groove. Featuring Master musicians from both genres, Rubi Ate The Fig tells the story of the Desert and with mystical lyrics and exotic sets, transports the listener to another world.
“Led Zeppelin and Mahavishnu traveling through the Desert - stopping to have tea with Grace Slick”
Sharoón Eliashar - Compositions, Vocals, Guitar
Born in Jerusalem, raised in the low desert of California, ShaRon has studied Middle-Eastern music, classical composition and ethno-musicology. SharOn incorporates Middle Eastern rhythms and modes into her western songwriting, writing songs with fluid time changes. Sharoón has spent much time with the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert, a profound source of inspiration for her music and evocative lyrics.
Danny Montgomery - Drums
Danny is a San Francisco native, living in Spain and working most of the year in Europe. He studied orchestral percussion and composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has recorded and performed with Percy Sledge, Ray Charles, Billy Paul, Mose Allison, Taj Mahal, Jack Sheldon, Johnette Napolitano and Jerry Harrison.
Polly Tapia Ferber - Dumbeq, Frame Drum, riqQ (tambourine)
Percussionist Polly Tapia Ferber is a music educator, performer, and recording artist who specializes in hand percussion from the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, the Balkans, and Spanish Andalucia. She is noted for her melodic style of playing on darabukah (middle-eastern drum), frame drum, and riqq (middle-eastern tambourine).
Ali Paris - Kanun
Ali Paris captivates audiences worldwide with his unique fusion of middle eastern and western music styles, highlighted by both technical virtuosity and emotional expression. he plays the Kanun, a rare middle-eastern 76-string zither that dates back to the 14th century.
Kenny Blye - Bass
Kenny Blye is a uniquely creative bass player, having studied with the great motown Jamie Jamerson, kenny has toured extensively with theatre productions such as "road Grease" and "godspell". He has played with fanien, nancy nevins, sweetwater, king curtis and many others.
Rich Mouser - Guitar
Rich Mouser is an accomplished guitarist, producer, and engineer, most recently performing with the Heavy Metal band, Oleander. In the studio, Rich has worked with artists such as Chris Cornell, Weezer, and Tears For Fears as well as in the Progressive Rock genre with Transatlantic, Dream Theater, and many others.