From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. Her soulful voice, honed in Texas churches, can move audiences to tears or ecstasy — sometimes in a single song. She has won a slew of awards, including three Koko Taylor Awards for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist and the Blues Music Award, and her last three albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, 2012’s Let It Burn, and 2014’s Promise of a New Day, (produced by Meshell Ndegeocello), were all nominated for a Best Blues Album Grammy.
“The one thing you can count on from Ruthie Foster any time she steps onto a stage is being blown away by both her powerhouse voice and her familial warmth.”
— Atlanta Journal Constitution
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