Ascendant folk blues star Ruthie Foster is an artist to watch: on the strength of her record The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, she won a 2010 Blues Music Award and was nominated for a Grammy. One of Austin, TX’s finest musical exports in recent years, Foster blends gospel revival, blues and soul with lyrics that bleed and a voice that rings with joy.
As Foster’s star grows, her tours get bigger and the awards keep coming in. Recent awards include a 2013 Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Female vocals, Female Blues Artist of the Year at the Living Blues awards, and Best Female Vocals at the Austin Music Awards.
This is a colossal talent with a huge voice and a joyful message.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Music this moving doesn’t come around often these days…” -Sonic Boomers
“She sounds long-suffering, forthright, resilient and thoroughly at home” -New York Times
“Ruthie Foster’s voice is so full of hallelujah, you sometimes have to listen to her songs two or three times before you realize she’s singing the blues.” — Texas Music magazine