Supported by JORDIE LANE
THU 21 MAR @ 8:00PM
- $55 + BF
- (02) 9550 3666
- Theatre - Reserved Seating & General Admission Standing
- On sale now @ The Factory Theatre
- Buy tickets online
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DOORS: 7:00PM / JORDIE LANE: 8:00PM / RUTHIE FOSTER: 9:15PM
She came from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, followed by a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band, and ended up in New York City with a major-label development deal that went sour. After she moved back to Texas to care for her ailing mother, Foster took a break from singing professionally for a couple of years. When she resumed her music career in Austin, she became a regular nominee at the Austin Music Awards, winning Best Folk Artist in 2004-05 and Best Female Vocalist in 2007-08. Broadening her sound by blending blues and soul aspects into her folk roots, Ruthie added a Grammy nomination to her list of achievements (Best Contemporary Blues Album for her last studio release, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster). And, in a nod to her astounding range, she then won seemingly contradictory Blues Music Association awards for both Best Traditional and Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist in back-to-back years.
Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel.
“Fosters 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 Magazine
“The power of Ruthie Foster’s voice carries the music, rather than vice versa. It is a voice that was raised in the church that has the power of that true soul singing that comes right out of the tradition that bred such voices as Mavis Staples, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and James Brown.” Dirty Linen
“I love Ruthie Foster. That’s my little sister. A phenomenal woman, yes indeed.” Mavis Staples
“Music this moving doesn’t come around often these days…” -Sonic Boomers
See Ruthie Foster and her family band this March!