80.3 F
Charlotte Amalie
Friday, July 1, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesArts Alive Presents Blues Singer Ruthie Foster

Arts Alive Presents Blues Singer Ruthie Foster

Oct. 13, 2008 – Ruthie Foster has been the pride of Texas for many years, but it has only been in the past few years that the rest of the U.S. has begun to discover the talented guitarist/singer/songwriter. A vocalist who has been compared to such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, she has created her own unique blend of folk, blues and gospel. She will take the stage at 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Tillett Gardens, part of Arts Alive's Concerts in the Garden series.
Ruthie's latest CD, "The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster," has been getting great reviews. The Austin Chronicle says that "when she sings a cappella the heavens part," and the Los Angeles Times says "that her new CD…will convert those hungry for some real, hot soul."
Foster has appeared at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the country including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Merlefest. She has appeared on the nationally televised Austin City Limits television program and has appeared on nationally broadcast radio programs such as E Town. This year Ruthie received one of the highest honors in the blues field when she was nominated for a Blues Award for Best Traditional Blues Female Vocal.
Tickets for the concert are $30, or $70 with the prix fixe dinner; reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased in the Tillett Gallery at Tillett Gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information and to make reservations, call 776-8566 or e-mail: artsalive@tillett.net. The program is funded in part by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, a territorial agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,757FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more
Oct. 13, 2008 - Ruthie Foster has been the pride of Texas for many years, but it has only been in the past few years that the rest of the U.S. has begun to discover the talented guitarist/singer/songwriter. A vocalist who has been compared to such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, she has created her own unique blend of folk, blues and gospel. She will take the stage at 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Tillett Gardens, part of Arts Alive's Concerts in the Garden series.
Ruthie's latest CD, "The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster," has been getting great reviews. The Austin Chronicle says that "when she sings a cappella the heavens part," and the Los Angeles Times says "that her new CD…will convert those hungry for some real, hot soul."
Foster has appeared at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the country including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Merlefest. She has appeared on the nationally televised Austin City Limits television program and has appeared on nationally broadcast radio programs such as E Town. This year Ruthie received one of the highest honors in the blues field when she was nominated for a Blues Award for Best Traditional Blues Female Vocal.
Tickets for the concert are $30, or $70 with the prix fixe dinner; reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased in the Tillett Gallery at Tillett Gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information and to make reservations, call 776-8566 or e-mail: artsalive@tillett.net. The program is funded in part by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, a territorial agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.