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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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  • Avatar for farawayd
    Fell in love with her music and voice at Rawa Blues Festival, such a powerful performance
  • Avatar for BluesAtSix
    Wow. What wonderful and impressive voice and her songs are simply great.
  • Avatar for 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.
  • Avatar for SoulJazzsterInc
    Reminds me at times of Joan Armatrading (2) I'd have to agree with that
  • Avatar for 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!
  • Avatar for canned_heat
    Many Thanks for the great Show at the Lucerne Blues Festival 2011. I hope to see and hear you soon.
  • Avatar for 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: http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitnow/player/warrenhaynes.html
  • Avatar for strajnic
    She's got Soul!
  • Avatar for SoulJazzsterInc
    If you like this singer, you might be interested in joining the [url=http://www.lastfm.fr/group/Retro+Soul]Retro Soul[/url] group. Everybody’s welcome! Please enjoy your stay. (PS: sorry for the spam)
  • Avatar for 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".

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