Lovers of powerful and authentic music, take note: blues phenomenon Ruthie Foster will be kickin’ it in Door County on Friday, July 22.
Foster has earned kudos from everyone including O reviewers at Oprah Magazine that call her “a blues powerhouse,” and judges at the Grammy Awards, who nominated her 2009 album The Truth According to Ruthie Foster for Best Contemporary Blues Album. The gutsy strength of Foster’s live performances is a phenomenon not to be missed.
Equal parts singer, songwriter, and truth teller, Foster is known for a brand of music that is based firmly in tradition but in the end, is all her own. The heat of Memphis soul, the groove of southern blues, the redemption of American gospel: all these threads join to create the rich musical tapestry of Ruthie Foster.
No matter what kind of music she’s making, it is Foster’s voice that leaves a lasting impact on listeners.
The Austin Chronicle raves, “Foster’s deeply soulful vocals dip into gospel and swing toward contemporary folk with R&B panache. When she sings a cappella, the heavens part.”
Since Foster self-released her debut album, Full Circle, in 1997, her extraordinary voice has been steadily winning thousands of fans across North
America and Europe.
Tickets for Foster’s July 22 performance (which begins at 8 pm) range from $22 to $35 and can be purchased in person at the Door Community Auditorium on Highway 42 in Fish Creek, on the phone at 920.868.2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.