Let It Burn
Ruthie Foster's latest album features special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama, Soul legend William Bell, and the rhythm section of The Funky Meters. Recorded in New Orleans with producer John Chelew.
2013 Blues Music Award Winner
- Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year 2012 Blues Music Awards
Winner - Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year Winner - DVD of the Year for Live At Antone's DVD Nominee - B.B. King Entertainer of the Year 2011 Blues Music Award Winner - Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year 2010 Blues Music Award Winner - Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year 2009 Blues Music Award Nominee - Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year 2008 Blues Music Award Nominee - Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2013 Austin Music Award Winner - Best Female Vocalist
2012 Blues Blast Music Awards Nominee - Best Female Blues Artist
2012 Living Blues Award Nominee - Blues Artist of the Year (Female) 2011 Living Blues Award Nominee - Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
2010 Living Blues Critics' Poll Winner - Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
★Featured as a special guest on House of Blues and Elwood Blues' (a.k.a. Dan Ackroyd) radio show, The BluesMobile (February 2013)
★Performed at the Texas State Society of Washington D.C.'s Presidential Inauguration Ball (January 2013)
★Featured in Austin Live: Tick Tock, a video short produced by the City of Austin (November 2012).
★Featured on the cover of Pollstar Magazine (May 17, 2010)
★Featured on the cover of Blues Revue Magazine (Oct./Nov. 2009)
★2009 Featured Performance on NPR's Mountain Stage (July 2009), her second appearance there in 10 months. Ruthie returns to Mountain Stage January 15, 2012
★Featured on the cover of Keyboard Player Magazine (June 2009)
"She sounds long-suffering, forthright, resilient and
thoroughly at home"
The New York Times
"There's no denying the power of Foster's monstrous
"..a full-on blast of soul and blues.."
The first half of Foster's seventy-minute set layed down
enough gospel rock to qualify for two Sundays in church
- but it's a lot more fun than that…Her voice has a Bonnie Raitt-like uniqueness that makes it impossible to ignore; and her smile and charismatic stage presence make you a willing participant in whatever story she wants to weave. She finished off this show with knockout renditions of two songs on her current CD, Let it Burn..." -
"I love Ruthie Foster. That's my little sister.
A phenomenal woman, yes indeed. She's great." -
Monterey Jazz Festival; North Sea Jazz Festival; Celtic Connections Festival, Scotland; Jazz Fest Wien, Austria; Avo Session, Switzerland; Pocono Blues Festival; Telluride Blues and Brews Festival; Tampa Bay Blues Festival; Strawberry Music Festival, CA; San Francisco Blues Festival; Waterfront Blues Festival, OR; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australia and many more