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Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back

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To prove the point that one can go home again, Ruthie Foster returned to the small church in Caldwell, Texas, where she began, singing hymns in the choir, in search of inspiration for Joy Comes Back. For Foster, singing gospel and soul is a birthright, blues and country her second nature; the vast Americana musical landscape being her backyard. After years on the road, Foster chose to record at neighbor and producer Daniel Barrett's studio in Austin, giving ...

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Ruthie Foster: Singing The Blues

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Since releasing her first solo record less than a decade ago, Ruthie Foster has steadily gained momentum and respect within the music industry as a double threat singer/guitarist. With eight more albums in her discography, including the critically acclaimed The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music, 2007), she has risen to prominence in the Blues community, winning the 2015 Koko Taylor Award, but she is much more than a blues singer. She has taken the gospel, blues, and soul from ...