“There’s no denying the power of Foster’s monstrous voice…”
     -Paste Magazine

Ruthie Foster

In the past few years, Ruthie Foster has exploded in the music world, experimenting with blues, rock, gospel, folk, R&B, and country music. “It didn’t matter to me what genre it was… I just took it all in as great music – music that moved me.”

Foster performs from the heart staying true to her core message, “that through all of the ups and downs of living, you must stay true to yourself. The pain as well as the joy of love, the strength it takes to weather life’s challenges, the hope that grows from seeds of faith and wisdom inspires my music.”

Her newest album, Let It Burn, showcases her powerful voice, without limiting herself to one genre. She covers songs from Pete Seeger to Johnny Cash and even dips into Adele, one of the most popular artists of the year. Steamboat Springs radio station KUNC writes that Foster sings Adele’s “Set First to the Rain” as if she owns it and that she seems to own every song she sings. Foster’s original works are even more contagious than her covers and evoke strong emotions that touch the soul.

Awards
2012 – Nominated for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, the Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year, and DVD of the Year
2011 & 2010 – Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2010 – Grammy Nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album
2010 – Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
2009 – Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album

Ruthie Foster Live
Ruthie Foster will perform a Valentine’s Day Concert with Paul Thorn at the Strings Music Pavilion on February 14th at 7:30pm. Order tickets online or by calling the Box Office (970) 879-5056 x 105.

Posted on January 18, 2012
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