Sun July 26, 2020

Rithie Foster - cancelled

For her latest album Ruthie Foster decided she wanted to change things up, to step out, and on the night of Jan. 26, 2019 she did, right onto the 105-year-old stage of Austin's grand-dame Paramount Theatre, where she fronted a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist and drummer, plus 10 horn players, three backing vocalists and one conductor. And one adorable daughter handling the introduction. The recorded result is Live at the Paramount, featuring Ms. Ruthie Foster and the Ruthie Foster Big Band.

Yes, that does say big band. For nearly 25 years, Foster has moved us with her powerful blues, soul and gospel vocals and eloquent songwriting, which have earned her accolades including three consecutive Grammy Award nominations and nine Blues Music Awards, plus fans all over the world. But Foster, it turns out, has harbored a hankering to further explore this long dormant, and little-known, facet of her talent. So she decided her ninth album for the Houston-based Blue Corn Music label would swing back to the days (and nights) when Lady Ella sang Ellington and Sinatra blasted off with Count Basie and Quincy Jones.
For her latest album Ruthie Foster decided she wanted to change things up, to step out, and on the night of Jan. 26, 2019 she did, right onto the 105-year-old stage of Austin's grand-dame Paramount Theatre, where she fronted a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist and drummer, plus 10...
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