The tiny town of Gause, Texas, had no chance of keeping the vocal powerhouse known as Ruthie Foster to itself. Described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear,” her vocal talent was elevated in worship services at her community church.
Drawing influence from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster developed a unique sound that could not be contained within a single genre. That uniqueness echoes a common theme in Ruthie’s life and career–marching to the beat of her own drum. Her illustrious career has seen her explore gospel, blues, roots, folk, and soul.
Hear Ruthie Foster in conversation with CKUA’s own Grant Stovel, in the latest episode of the Hidden Track podcast.
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