Friday, May 2……..7:30 pm
Student Reserved $15
Business Partner: Heuristic Enterprises
"She sounds long-suffering, forthright, resilient and thoroughly at home"
--The New York Times
There is little doubt Ruthie Foster knows how to fire up the stage with her heated blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Twice nominated for Grammy awards and winner of numerous blues awards, the Whittier was lucky enough to be graced with her phenomenal talent in 2013; and it was clear she needed to return for more islanders to experience what fans around the world have been for years.
“We were impressed to have such a celebrity on the island,” said Tom Ashcraft of Heuristic Enterprises who sponsored Ruthie’s appearance in 2013 and is sponsoring her again this year. “She didn’t act like a celebrity. She just sat and played her guitar…it was really cool.”
Coming from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, Ruthie grew into a music career that has taken her on tours around the world, collaborating with a diverse list of artists including Warren Haynes, Big Head Todd, Bonnie Raitt and The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Her list of achievements include Best Female Vocalist in 2007, 2008 and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards, a 2012 and 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album, the 2010 Living Blues Music Award Critic’s Poll for Female Blues Artist of the Year, the 2013 Living Blue Music Award Critic’s Poll for Blues Artist of the Year (female).