For consecutive years, Ruthie Foster has been nominated for multiple Blues Music awards. This year, she is nominated alongside artists Annika Chambers, Diunna Greenleaf, Janiva Magness, and Miss Freddye for both the 'Traditional Blues Female Artist' award and the Koko Taylor Award. The winners will be announced on May 10th in Memphis at the 39th annual ceremony. To see all of the nominations, click the image above.
No Depression's staff narrowed down their top picks from 2017 to a shortlist - which includes Ruthie's Joy Comes Back! Here's what they had to say about the album: "Ruthie Foster sings joyously of love, healing, and hope in this collection of down-to-the-bone soul songs" - for the full article, click HERE.
Gary Stoller, writer for 'No Depression,' takes a look at the connections and collaborations that led to Ruthie's most recent album, 'Joy Comes Back.' He mentions that the songs are "creative, warm, and flow smoothly from track to track." Take a look at this insightful article by clicking HERE.
The 'Harvey Can't Mess with Texas' benefit concert raised millions of dollars to support relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Ruthie was featured, alongside Bonnie Raitt, in the show which was headlined by acts such as Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Leon Bridges, and Lyle Lovett. Ruthie's performance was mentioned as one of the "greatest moments" of the evening in THIS article.
As a part of Amazon's original playlist series, the playlist Open Road is intended for those looking to "hit the road with new takes on classic tunes." Check out Ruthie's cover - Smokey Robinson's Cruisin' - from the playlist HERE.
Ruthie is ecstatic to be nominated for two Living Blues Magazine awards this year. Be sure to vote for Ruthie for both "Best Female Blues Artist" and "Best Live Performer." CLICK HERE or on the picture to vote! Voting closes July 15.
You can watch her live performance HERE.
In case you missed it, you can watch Ruthie's Mountain Stage performance HERE.
Make sure to check out the interview for NPR's Songs We Love here.
Three-time Grammy Nominee, Ruthie Foster, transforms sorrow into career-defining soul/blues/gospel/rock opus, Joy Comes Back, releasing March 24th on Blue Corn Records.
To find out more about The Door and how they help the youth of NYC, click here.
At the end of August Ruthie will go on a musical adventure through Cuba with Seth Walker and YOU can be a part of it. There aren't many spots left but if you want to grab one of the last ones available, click here.
Ruthie recently played the Strawberry Festival in Jamestown, CA along with the the Triple Door in Seattle, WA and Sisters Folk Fest in Sisters, OR. She also has some exciting dates in the Northeast coming up, including: Naked Soul in NYC, FreshGrass outside of Boston, MA, and Levon Helm's Studio in upstate New York! Check out the tour dates page to see if she's coming to a town near you soon.
Ruthie and the band just got back from another successful run through Europe! They performed in Italy, Spain, and Germany while in Europe and captured some awesome shots along the way.
Ruthie is gearing up for her summer 2016 European tour, which features some great festivals and has her playing with some great people - Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo- plus a lot of dates in Italy and the band's first trip ever to the Canary Islands!
Ruthie Wins Koko Taylor Award For Best Traditional Female Blues Artist
Ruthie won the Koko Taylor award for the 6th year in a row. The award is given out at the The Blues Music Awards. Ruthie had the pleasure of performing during the awards (pictured above).