Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center 3320 Triana Blvd 35805 Huntsville, AL, USVenue info and map
"She sounds long-suffering, forthright, resilient, and thoroughly at home." -The New York Times
There’s Southern blues in her groove, rock in her rhythm, a blend of gospel redemption and jazz elegance in her singing. Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. And when Grammy Award-winning producer John Chelew suggested she record an album in New Orleans - with support handpicked from the Crescent City’s overflowing pool of talent - it was an opportunity for Ruthie to infuse fresh spices into her already rich sonic gumbo. The result is Let It Burn, released in January 2012 on Blue Corn Music - a recording that smolders, sizzles and ignites with an intensity born from her vibrant voice and indelible presence. The album features collaborations with the Blind Boys of Alabama, soul legend William Bell, and songs by Adele, Black Keys, Los Lobos, Johnny Cash, The Band, Pete Seeger, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more. The Austin Chronicle raves, “Foster’s deeply soulful vocals dip into gospel and swing toward contemporary folk with R&B panache. When she sings a capella, the heavens part.”
Thurs, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.