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Ruthie Foster

“Raised on gospel in Gause, Texas, Foster showcased the talent that made her a member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame and an artist who has performed with everyone from Bonnie Raitt to The Allman Brothers.” NPR

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s musical history know that she can ignite any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Ruthie’s astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, to a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band, and finally back to Austin and an award-filled music career. Ruthie has been nominated for a Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy four times, and has won multiple Blues Music and Austin Music Awards, plus the Grand Prix du Disque from Academie Charles-Cros in France. Ruthie will be a 2024 inductee into the Texas Songwriters Association Hall of Fame, and on the day of her 2022 album release, Healing Time, Ruthie received a Star on the sidewalk outside of the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, just the sixth artist to be honored.