CRITICS RAVE ABOUT RUTHIE FOSTER’S NEW RELEASE "THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO RUTHIE FOSTER"
"She sounds long-suffering, forthright, resilient and thoroughly at home." - The New York Times
"There's no denying the power of Foster's monstrous voice..." - Paste
"Blues Powerhouse" - O: The Oprah Magazine
"...a full-on blast of soul and blues..." - Blues Revue
"Foster's voice is simply drop-dead gorgeous, and her ability to wrap it around any musical genre - blues, jazz, folk, funk, soul – she chooses just makes it that much more spell-binding." - Elmore
"…Foster's established herself as a down-home diva whose assurance and authority have put her on a certain path to stardom." - Blurt
"This strong disc overflows with authenticity." "…when someone with real chops like Ruthie Foster steps up, attention must be paid." - The Boston Globe
"For all the facts of this album, the heat of soul music burns at its core…" - amazon.com
CRITICS DEEM RUTHIE FOSTER AND HER LATEST RELEASE, "THE PHENOMENAL RUTHIE FOSTER," PHENOMENAL INDEED
"The energy she brings with just voice and guitar is stunning. Ruthie's drawn comparisons to Ella and Aretha, but musically neither is really close. What she does have in common with Fitzgerald and Franklin is the irresistible blaze-it's impossible to look away, even close the eyes, for one second."
-Philadelphia City Paper
"Fosters deeply soulful vocals dip into gospel and swing toward contemporary folk with R&B panache. When she sings a cappella, the heavens part.
- Austin Chronicle
"Foster has a deep voice with a little Janis and some Aretha that will please discerning soul and rock fans. Her cover of Lucinda Williams' 'Fruits of My Labor' tops the original."
-New York Post "New Faces For '07"
"Her new CD...gutsily named "The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster," will convert those hungry for some real, hot soul."
-Los Angeles Times
RUTHIE ON TOUR!
Earlier this year, Ruthie spent a month in Australia, returned to the U.S. to play Merlefest (where she sold over 600 CDs), and then performed for the first time at the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (where her album was in the Top 10 on site at Borders)! Keith Spera of the Times-Picayune saw her and said Ruthie Foster rocks
(her) electric moment will be hard to top
After her performance she was interviewed with fellow Austinite/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo. Also in New Orleans, Ruthie sat in with Government Mule, performing an acapella version of People Grinnin In Your Face with Warren Haynes to a sold-out crowd.
RUTHIE TAKES OVER AUSTIN!
Ruthie was lauded at this years Austin Music Awards at SXSW 2008, where she was nominated for numerous awards. She won for Best Female Vocalist, while Phenomenal Woman placed second for Album of the Year.
Ruthie also appeared on the cover of the February issue of Austin Woman magazine. (You can look for a feature on her in an upcoming issue of Southern Living magazine, too.)
RUTHIE FEATURED IN THE MOVIES!
Ruthie appears and performs in the upcoming indie comedy, The Sno Cone Stand, Inc. The film features Tony Sirico (The Sopranos) and Morgan Fairchild and is a Texas-based comedy about three stockbroker trainees who hate their jobs and their self-absorbed boss and try to get rich quickly by launching a snow cone business.
You can also hear one of Ruthies song in the upcoming feature film Gospel Hill, starring Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, and others. Its the story about a former sheriff and a former civil-rights activist who revisit the 30-year-old death of another rights worker.
RUTHIE ON TV!
Ruthie was just featured on an episode of Bravo Canadas Rhythm, Roots & Soul program. She also will appear on an upcoming PBS Special in the US.
RUTHIE AT THE BLUES MUSIC AWARDS!
Ruthie recently performed at the Blues Music Awards in Tunica, MS where she was nominated for an award for the first time. Popular blogger Kate Danser assembled her Top 10 list from the Awards and listed Ruthie at #1, saying her best moment was Being there as the crowd saw Ruthie Foster
Her destiny is written to be one of the greatest
of that there is NO doubt. The Blues Foundation, which hosted the Awards, also commented in their newsletter that Ruthie Foster stole the show!
RUTHIE AND DR. MAYA ANGELOU!
Ruthie honors Dr. Maya Angelou on her latest release with a musical rendition of Dr. Angelous famous poem Phenomenal Woman. Dr. Angelou was so impressed she recently sent Ruthie a bouquet of flowers backstage in Carrboro, NC.
CATCH RUTHIE ON THE ROAD IN 2008!
Ruthie is out on the road satisfying her fans and reaching new ones. You can catch Ruthie this year at the festivals and venues below. She will also be joining Jorma Kaukonen (from Hot Tuna) and Robben Ford on the CAMI Guitar Blues tour, which will run for five solid weeks at PACs from Jan. 29-March 8, 2009.