Ruthie Foster

BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine Street, Florence MA)

Art + Entertainment + Music + Music/Instruments

Drawing inspiration from legends like Mavis Staples, Aretha Franklin, and Darlene Love, Ruthie Foster’s joyful voice is a searing, soaring expression of resolve and resilience in the face of challenging times. The blues icon, a staple of Austin’s fertile music scene, administers a dose of musical medicine on her ninth album Healing Time, just the latest jewel in a career that includes multiple Grammy nominations and more than a dozen awards from the world's most respected blues institutions. No Depression raves, “Foster’s extraordinary abilities as a songwriter and singer enable her to dwell in her songs and climb their emotional registers in her phrasing and control, touching us deeply.”