So says Ruthie Foster on the opening cut of The Truth According to Ruthie Foster. And when Ruthie lays it down, youd be well advised to listen.
This extraordinary songwriter/performer tackles lifes big issues throughout her sizzling new album. On it, Ruthie repeatedly testifies 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 lifes challenges, the hope that grows from seeds of faith and wisdom: All of this breathes inspiration and celebration into The Truth According to Ruthie Foster.
And the music brings it to life. Truth be told, Foster could sing the phone book, jam on a laundry list and send everyone home happy. But the combination on The Truth According to Ruthie Foster of uplifting lyric and electrifying vocals, backed by a band of world-class players bristling with soul, proves impossible to resist....more on "The Truth According to Ruthie Foster" biography >>
Rosebud Artists Nominated for 10 Blues Music Awards
Duke Robillard, Tommy Castro, Bettye LaVette and Ruthie Foster have been nominated for a total of 10 Blues Music Awards. The 31st Blues Music Awards will take place at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN on May 6, 2010. Rosebud artist nominations are as follows:
Duke Robillard and Tommy Castro both have four nominations each. Duke is nominated for Album of the Year for Stomp! The Blues Tonight, Band of the Year, Best Instrumentalist - Guitar and Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year. Tommy is nominated for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for Hard Believer and Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year.Bettye LaVetteand Ruthie Foster are both nominated for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year. In addition, Duke produced 10 of the 12 tracks and guests on one song on Album of the Year / Contemporary Blues Album of The Year nominee Between a Rock and the Blues by Joe Louis Walker.
Other Rosebud related nominations are, in the Instrumentalist - Horn category: longtime Tommy Castro Band saxophonist Keith Crossan and Deanna Bogart, who plays in the Rosebud booked Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue with Tommy Castro. Nominated in the Historical Album of the Year category are: Muddy Waters' Authorized Bootleg and Little Walter's The Complete Chess Masters, featuring hit compositions by Willie Dixon. Both Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon were Rosebud artists until their passing. Nominated in the Acoustic Album of the Year category is: Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the music of the Mississippi Sheiks, which features songs by Rosebud artists John Hammond and Bill Frisell.
Congratulations to all the nominees!
10 Grammy Nominations for Rosebud Artists!
We're thrilled to announce that Rosebud Artists received 10 Grammy nominations for this year's awards taking place on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles. Artists honored with nominations include Ruthie Foster's The Truth According To Ruthie Foster nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Please see the full entry >>
Rosebud has been fortunate in that generally our artists score between 4 and 6 Grammy nominations every year but 10 is definitely a new record and we are Thrilled, especially considering the fact that Rosebud artists only released 14 eligible CDs this past year. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Ruthie Foster Song Featured In Tyler Perry's #1 Hit Film, I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Ruthie Foster Featured On Blues Revue Magazine Cover
Duke Robillard Featured On House of Blues Radio Hour, Ruthie Foster Featured On Mountain Stage, Carrie Rodriguez Repeats on Austin City Limits
Duke Robillard's new CD, Stomp! The Blues Tonight, will be featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour, beginning the weekend of July 18-19. The radio show currently has a limited number of autographed copies of the CD available for purchase. Duke describes the new disc as "Blues / classic-rhythm-and-blues, basically where I started in my Roomful of Blues days." Duke has recorded with and / or produced Bob Dylan, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John, John Hammond, Jay McShann, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Rosco Gordon and Long John Baldry. The W.C. Handy Awards (recently renamed the Blues Music Awards) have named Duke "Best Blues Guitarist" four times and his production work was honored by The Blues Music Foundation in 2004 when he won the Keeping The Blues Alive Award for Best Producer.
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster #1 On B.B. King's Bluesville
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster is currently #1 on B.B. King's Bluesville, his weekly radio show on XM Radio. A song from the album, “I Really Love You,” was recently featured as Song of the Day on NPR and Ruthie is featured on the cover of the June issue of Keyboard Player Magazine. Ruthie continues her extensive touring throughout the summer and beyond, playing some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert dates. Please see tour dates >>
Ruthie Foster Featured In Keyboard Player Magazine Cover Story
Ruthie Foster is the cover story of the June 2009 issue of Keyboard Player Magazine. “...While Foster is not a self- consciously retro artist, she is definitely a singer from the old school, whose huge, full-bodied voice has drawn frequent comparisons with such legends as [Aretha] Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald,” writes Douglas McPherson. The interview explores Ruthie’s evolution as a musician and songwriter, her experiences recording her new album, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, in Memphis and her love of the analogue sounds of the Wurlitzer used on it. Ruthie continues her extensive touring throughout the summer and beyond, playing some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert dates. Please see tour dates >>
Ruthie Foster’s “I Really Love You” Chosen As Song Of The Day On NPR
Ruthie Foster’s “I Really Love You,” from her #1 Roots Blues charting album, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, was chosen as Song of the Day on NPR, May 28, 2009. Listen to the song here. In the song profile on NPR’s website, Marc Silver writes, “Her warm and grainy voice is utterly conversational, totally natural and effortlessly charming. What's more, the song features a rippling reggae beat, a whistling organ that seems to have strolled over from a '60s soul band and a trumpet solo by Memphis Horns ace Wayne Jackson...” Recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios and produced by former Rosebud agent, Chris Goldsmith, the album finds Ruthie joined by Robben Ford, Jim Dickinson, Charles Hodges, Larry Fulcher and Rock Deadrick (Ben Harper). Ruthie continues her extensive touring throughout the summer and beyond, playing some of the world’s most prestigious festivals as well as shows with Derek Trucks and a Canadian run with The Blind Boys of Alabama. please see tour dates >>
The Truth According to Ruthie Foster Hits #1 on Roots Blues Chart
The Truth According to Ruthie Foster has hit #1 on the Roots Blues Chart compiled by the Roots Music Report. The CD was recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios and produced by former Rosebud agent, Chris Goldsmith. On the album Ruthie is joined by Robben Ford, Jim Dickinson, Charles Hodges, Larry Fulcher, Rock Deadrick (Ben Harper) and the legendary Memphis Horns with Wayne Jackson. Just back from a highly successful tour of Japan and Australia, Ruthie continues her extensive touring throughout the summer and beyond, playing numerous festivals as well as shows with Derek Trucks and a Canadian run with The Blind Boys of Alabama. please see tour dates >>
Ruthie Foster To Release "The Truth According To Ruthie Foster" February 3, 2009
December 2008, Rosebud News
Ruthie Foster will release the follow up to her acclaimed 2007 CD, The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster on February 3, 2009. The Truth According To Ruthie Foster was recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios and produced by former Rosebud agent, Chris Goldsmith. On the album Ruthie is joined by Robben Ford, Jim Dickinson, Charles Hodges, Larry Fulcher, Rock Deadrick, Wayne Jackson and the legendary Memphis Horns. The Austin Chronicle has written of Ruthie: Fosters deeply soulful vocals dip into gospel and swing toward contemporary folk with R&B panache. When she sings a cappella, the heavens part.
Ruthie will be touring extensively in 2009, solo, with her own band, and as part of the Guitar Blues Tour, with Jorma Kaukonen and Robben Ford. Please see tour dates >>