Record Producer


New Journeys” encompasses a unique and compelling combination of musical traditions that have never been done before. Renowned classical composer Bruce Ruddell arranged and produced the songs which are sung in the Haida language, combining traditional sounds with world music instrumentation. “New Journeys” showcases the melodic voice of Williams-Davidson embedded into a landscape of percussion, piano, guitar, and strings. The result is stirring.

The broad vision for the “New Journeys” CD is to create music that bridges two cultures and helps people of different backgrounds to connect with each other reflecting the current need in Canadian society to reach reconciliation with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.

2011 Music Awards Nominations

Aboriginal Peoples Choice
Music Awards

 Best Folk | Acoustic CD
• Single of the Year

Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

• Best Female Artist winner
• Best Folk | Acoustic Album
• Best Songwriter

Canadian Folk Music Awards

 Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year
• World Solo Artist of the Year

Have A Light Heart On Your New Journey

Today We Will Go On Our Own Strength

Mr. Ruddell produced a thirteen-CD box site titled:The Haida Songs Project for the Haida Songs Society. This historic project included digitizing all of the known Haida song recordings as well as recording live, more than a hundred traditional songs sung by Guujaaw, Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson, Reg Davidson, Marianne Jones and Robert Davidson. Visit to listen to or purchase the anthology.

In 2021 Mr. Ruddell arranged and produced LULLABY an album for children and families sung by Barb Ruddell. Please visit


Poetry is an album of my piano compositions. Here are two pieces from the album.

Wild Geese

Mr. Ruddell is presently working on an album with singer/guitarist Ted Ritchie titled;

Late To The Party