Ruthie Foster

Blues From The Top is Back! Grand County Blues Society presents the 18th Annual Blues From The Top "Day Of Blues 2021" on Saturday, August 14, featuring a star-studded lineup of Sugaray Rayford, Eric Gales, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ruthie Foster, and A.J. Fullerton. Rendezvous Event Center, Hideaway Park, 78821 US Highway 40, Winter Park. Gates open 10am. Show lasts from 11am-7pm. Tickets: $55.-$65. (Advance General Admission); $65. (Day of Show); $75. (VIP Experience). For the best price, buy tickets early.

The small rural town of Gause, Texas had no chance of keeping the vocal powerhouse known as Ruthie Foster to itself. Her vocal talent was initially elevated in worship services at her community church. Drawing influence from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster developed a unique sound unable to be contained within a single genre. That uniqueness echoes a common theme in Ruthie’s life and career — marching to the beat of her own drum. Rolling Stone called her “pure magic to watch and hear.”

On February 5th, independently owned record stores across the country will be selling a limited edition benefit compilation titled “A Benefit For Equality Vol. 1”. It celebrates black artistry in the blues genre with proceeds going to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This one-time pressing is limited to only 500 copies.

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

2020 has a been a heck of a year. Fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, racial injustices, an international pandemic, and a highly contested presidential election. Time has eerily stopped for many in the music industry as their lives have been put into turmoil. Live music has come to a standstill.

Austin City Limits, television’s longest-running music program, is proud to announce a pair of highly anticipated tapings showcasing acclaimed artists who blur the lines between soul, gospel, folk and blues. On November 1, 2020, a local treasure returns, as Ruthie Foster tapes her second episode.

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