Happy holidays! Enjoy these photos from Rodney Bursiel, and stay tune for a highlight video from the Blue Rock tech team.
This year's Blue Rock holiday show was all Ruthie! We needed another shot of "the voice." We all did a little traditional carol singing and Blue Rock was all dressed up for Christmas. Ruthie was her soulful self and the joy was powerful.
2011 Blues Music Award WINNER of the Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2010 GRAMMY Nominee for The Truth According To Ruthie Foster (Best Contemporary Blues Album)
2010 Blues Music Award WINNER for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
She’s been featured on the PBS syndicated show Austin City Limits and NPR’s All Things Considered. Ruthie has made impact appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, leading to a headlining spot in the Blues Tent in 2011, after which USA Today remarked “Ruthie Foster’s expansive, passionate voice... commanded the stage in the Blues Tent as the Austin-based guitarist/singer tore through a dynamic set of R&B, country-tinged blues, folk and gospel songs.”
From her beginnings in the Brazos Valley of Central Texas, she was launched by a strong mother and a large supportive family down a path whose pitfalls Ruthie learned to avoid and whose destination she charted on her own, with talent, faith and determination lighting her way.
On her previous albums and gigs that have taken her from choir lofts to folk bistros and onto stages in Europe and Australia, Foster has raised the multiple flags of American music. There's Southern blues in her groove, rock in her rhythm, a blend of gospel redemption, country poetry and jazz elegance in her singing. On her latest album, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, all the pieces fit into a powerful picture.