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Ruthie Foster

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Those who have followed RUTHIE FOSTER’S eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Ruthie’s astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride. She came from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, followed by a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band, and ended up in Austin, Texas. Ruthie’s list of achievements include Best Female Vocalist in 2007, 2008 and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards, a 2012 and 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album, the 2010 Living Blues Music Award Critic’s Poll for Female Blues Artist of the Year and recent Blues Music Award wins for Best Contemporary and Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm - Celebrating Foremother Valaida Snow Plus New Releases From Tuba Skinny, Esthesis Quartet & More

Read "High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm - Celebrating Foremother Valaida Snow Plus New Releases From Tuba Skinny, Esthesis Quartet & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Tuba Skinny, Esthesis Quartet (featuring Elsa Nilsson, Tina Raymond, Dawn Clement and Emma Dayhuff , Randy Napoleon and As Is with birthday shoutouts to trumpeter Valaida Snow, guitarist Memphis Minnie, saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, vocalists Dakota Staton, Ann Hampton Callaway, Ian Shaw, and Amanda Eckery, among others. Thanks for listening and ...

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Article: New York Beat

Voices of Mississippi at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Read "Voices of Mississippi at Jazz at Lincoln Center" reviewed by Nick Catalano


The research into music programming for concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center has always been top-notch, providing important informational fodder for reviewers. Perhaps none has been as significant and revelatory as the material used for the February 25-26 concerts with a truly seminal group--Voices of Mississippi. The origin and nature of the blues and ...

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Article: In Pictures

Freihofer Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Freihofer Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Rudolph Lu


The 42nd Annual Freihofer Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY was held from June 28-20, 2019 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The broad spectrum of jazz was well represented. Well over 25 artists performed. There was an unofficial opening on the 28th held at the Caffe Lena, a venue located in Saratoga Springs ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Turn The Hose on Me Boys, I'm Burnin' Up Again

Read "Turn The Hose on Me Boys, I'm Burnin' Up Again" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week the playlist includes new releases from vocalists Rebecca Dumaine, Chanda Rule, Amanda Ekery, harpist Brandee Younger, the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra, clarinetist Anat Cohen and The Hot Sardines, with birthday shout outs to guitarist Memphis Minnie, trumpeter Valaida Snow, vocalists Dakota Staton, Boz Scaggs, saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, and pianists Hazel Scott and Mala Waldron, ...

Album

Joy Comes Back

Label: Blue Corn Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: What Are You Listening To?; Working Woman; Joy Comes Back; Open Sky; Good Sailor; War Pigs; Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever; Richland Woman Blues; Abraham; Forgiven.

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Article: Live Review

Rigas Ritmi 2017

Read "Rigas Ritmi 2017" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Rigas Ritmi Festival Riga, Latvia 27 June-July 1 July 2017 Rigas Ritmi, held in Riga, the Latvian capital, for the past 17 years, always provides an intriguing mix of well-known and up and coming acts. The 2017 festival proved to be no exception to this rule, with pianist and MONK'estra leader John ...

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Article: Album Review

Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back

Read "Joy Comes Back" reviewed by James Nadal


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 ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Ruthie Foster: Singing The Blues

Read "Ruthie Foster: Singing The Blues" reviewed by James Nadal


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, ...

Album

Promise Of A Brand New Day

Label: Blue Corn Music
Released: 2014


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