Ruthie Foster
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Ruthie Foster
Blues and Roots

Cancelled: Ruthie Foster

JUL 23–26 | Blues Week

Jul 26, 2020
Miner Auditorium
SunJul 26
7:00 PM

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ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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Ruthie Foster

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Ruthie Foster

Joy Comes Back

Ruthie Foster

Richland Woman Blues