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Ruthie Foster

We are thrilled to welcome the phenomenal Ruthie Foster back to the festival stage!

The three time Grammy nominee for a Best Blues Album, has been described  as “pure magic to watch and hear,” by Rolling Stone. Her vocal talent was elevated in worship services at her community church. Drawing influence from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster developed a unique sound unable to be contained within a single genre. That uniqueness echoes a common theme in Ruthie’s life and career – marching to the beat of her own drum.

Ruthie’s latest album “Live at the Paramount”, released on May 15, 2020, swings back to the days (and nights) when Lady Ella sang Ellington and Sinatra blasted off with Count Basie and Quincy Jones. The wisdom of her selections, the strength of each arrangement, their near-seamless flow and the outstanding talent of her band converge into yet another reminder that Foster’s artistry really is in a league of its own.


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