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Ruthie Foster


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Gause TX, United States (1997 – present)

Ruthie Foster is an American singer/songwriter of and .

She is from Gause, Texas and from a family of gospel singers. She studied music at McLennan Community College and then worked in the US Navy, where she started performing. Her debut was released in 1997 and she has performed in North America, Europe and Australia. She has often been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin.


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  • farawayd

    Fell in love with her music and voice at Rawa Blues Festival, such a powerful performance

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BluesAtSix

    Wow. What wonderful and impressive voice and her songs are simply great.

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Grosseteste

    I must say, she sounds nothing like Joan Armatrading to me... I quite like the album I tried ("Let It Burn"), though it was a bit blander than I'd hoped for.

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Yorkwhite

    Just discovered Ruthie...what a great find! This lady has soul! Reminds me at times of Joan Armatrading who is my second fav female singer after Kate Bush. Can't wait for the new album!

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • canned_heat

    Many Thanks for the great Show at the Lucerne Blues Festival 2011. I hope to see and hear you soon.

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • BluesRok

    Ruthie's been recording and touring with Warren Haynes Band: Check out the soulful new album, 'Man in Motion' from the Warren Haynes Band, here:

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • strajnic

    She's got Soul!

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • djrussell89

    Such an incredible singer... her cover of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" is just breathtaking! See if you can find it from "Live at the Basement".

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • mirko16

    Hangin On You Keep Me <3

    26 Sep 2009 Reply
  • uppis5

    oh what a great voice she has, amazing !

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • koichihanafusa

    pls check my report on her show in Austin,, and check her out. She now is touring in Japan and playing @ Yokohama Thumb's Up tonight on the 26th. Never miss her!

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Willowbranch14

    can't wait to listen to the new album - should become a soul-blues classic!

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • taradude

    Ruthie is one of the most amazing singer-songwriters you will EVER come across. Her live show is amazing. Love u, ruthie!!!

    10 Sep 2008 Reply
  • 12barsoul

    awesome in concert

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • je_di

    Great Voice

    30 Jul 2008 Reply
  • BeBopDeLula

    Ok I can go ahead & move 3 Texas now

    21 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Bluesluvr

    GOOD STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 Feb 2008 Reply
  • twan

    Just saw her in concert tonight with Bo Diddley. She did a great job.

    1 Nov 2006 Reply
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