Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster
Blues and Roots

Ruthie Foster

JUL 28-31 | Blues Week

Jul 31, 2022
Miner Auditorium
SunJul 31
7:00 PM

$25 | $45 | $65

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GRAMMY nominee, 2019 US Artist Fellowship Award recipient, seven-time Blues Music Award winner, and three-time Austin Music Award recipient, guitarist and singer Ruthie Foster is a major figure in the roots music movement, imbued with a soulful spirit and joyous warmth.

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. 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 eleven full-length studio albums including her latest, 2020’s Live at the Paramount, a GRAMMY-nominated live document of her big band at the venerable Austin theater, featuring a simmering cross section of originals, blues classics and pop standards arranged by jazz great John Beasley.

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Foster has produced eleven full-length studio albums including her latest, 2020’s Live at the Paramount, featuring a simmering cross section of originals, blues classics and pop standards arranged by jazz great John Beasley.

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.

Rolling Stone

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.

Rolling Stone

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