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Ruthie Foster supported by: Jordie Lane

Gaynor Crawford Presents

Ruthie Foster supported by: Jordie Lane

7:30pm, Wed 13 March, 2013

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Gaynor Crawford Presents is delighted to announce the return of Ruthie Foster and her band. Soulful USA diva Ruthie Foster's astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride! Her spell binding and powerful voice can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel. 'Let It Burn', Ruthie's latest release, takes you on her most personal journey yet.

Soulful diva Ruthie Foster's astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride!

Her latest album "Let it Burn" is "a captivating blend of soul, blues, gospel, New Orleans funk, folk, rock and R B" - according to the Los Angeles Times - and the Recording Academy members agree, nominating "Let It Burn" for a Grammy for Best Blues Album. Awards will be handed out at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10.

Ruthie came from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, followed by a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band, and ended up in New York City with a major-label development deal that went sour. After she moved back to Texas to care for her ailing mother, Foster took a break from singing professionally for a couple of years. When she resumed her music career in Austin, she became a regular nominee at the Austin Music Awards, winning Best Folk Artist in 2004-05 and Best Female Vocalist in 2007-08. Broadening her sound by blending blues and soul aspects into her folk roots, Ruthie added a Grammy nomination to her list of achievements (Best Contemporary Blues Album for her last studio release, 2009's The Truth According to Ruthie Foster). And, in a nod to her astounding range, she then won seemingly contradictory Blues Music Association awards for both Best Traditional and Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist in back-to-back years.

On Let It Burn, Ruthie Foster's latest release, she takes the listener on her most personal journey yet, sounding like she is pouring her heart out late at night, and her deeply soulful vocals create a spiritual soundscape to support her testimony. A recording that smolders, sizzles and ignites with an intensity born from her vibrant voice and indelible presence.

"Fosters voice is simply drop-dead gorgeous, and her ability to wrap it around any musical genre - blues, jazz, folk, funk, soul - she chooses just makes it that much more spell-binding."
Elmore Magazine

"The power of Ruthie Foster's voice carries the music, rather than vice versa. It is a voice that was raised in the church that has the power of that true soul singing that comes right out of the tradition that bred such voices as Mavis Staples, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and James Brown." - Dirty Linen

"I love Ruthie Foster. That's my little sister. A phenomenal woman, yes indeed."  - Mavis Staples

"Music this moving doesn't come around often these days..." -Sonic Boomers


Ruthie Foster Online: Website ' Facebook ' Twitter 'Youtube

 Ruthie Foster will be joined by special guest Jordie Lane.

"Jordie Lane's debut album may well come to be regarded as one of the most assured ever by a local artist"  Rolling Stone Magazine
Blending the dark romanticism of Bruce Springsteen, the country swagger of Gram Parsons and the versatility of Ryan Adams, Jordie Lane has been described as "Australia's brightest new roots music star". A dynamic live performer, Jordie's stage show centers around his story-telling and crowd interaction. In the vein of UK icon Billy Bragg, his performances shift from folk concert to comedy show to rock n roll gig in the space of two songs. His new single 'Fool For Love'  was crowned iTunes Single of the Week in November, and has received critical acclaim nationwide. It is the first single from Jordie's forthcoming third album which will be released in 2013. ----


Jordi Lane Online: Website ' Facebook ' Soundcloud

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