"There’s no denying the power of Foster’s monstrous voice."
– Paste Magazine
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Imbued with a soulful spirit and joyous warmth, guitarist and singer Ruthie Foster is a major figure in the roots music movement. Her recognition and many awards include three Grammy nominations, the 2019 U.S. Artist Fellowship Award, and seven Blues Music Award wins.
In forming her signature sound, the Texas native absorbed the gospel of Mavis Staples and the soul music of Aretha Franklin that surrounding her from birth, blending it with the edgy social conscience culled from folk-rock and steeped in the blues she belted out on the Texas bar scene.
- Foster has found herself in duets with Bonnie Raitt, standing on stage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theatre, and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi.
- Foster was granted the Grand Prix du Disque from Académie Charles Cros in France.
- Following a stint in the U.S. Navy, Foster decamped to New York, where she was offered a major label record deal with the idea that she would be groomed as a mainstream pop act. She stepped back from the deal and New York in order to follow her muse, and released her debut, Crossover, in 1999.
- Now enjoying a lengthy relationship with the Austin-based Blue Corn Music label, Foster has produced eight full-length studio albums for the label including her latest, 2017’s Joy Comes Back, a stupendous session featuring guest guitarist Derek Trucks that includes a host of spiritual originals and covers of material from Stevie Wonder, Mississippi John Hurt, and even Black Sabbath.
- Rolling Stone raves, “There’s something overwhelmingly pure and powerful about watching Ruthie Foster play her guitar. She’s taking classic forms and creating something new and inspiring.”