A vocal-chameleon, Grammy Award nominee Ruthie Foster does
gospel like Mavis Staples, soul like Sam Cooke and a capella like
With an onstage presence that's all charm, chat and good humour,
and a drop-dead gorgeous voice, she's much adored for creating
refreshing and revelatory renditions of songs by artists as diverse
as Adele, the Black Keys and Johnny Cash. Even better, she doesn't
shy away from sharing some of her own emotionally-charged
When she was last in Auckland, Ruthie opened for BB King and
scored a standing ovation from a packed-out crowd at The Civic. She
also dropped a big hint that she'd love to be invited back.
Auckland Arts Festival is shouting from the rooftops that Ruthie
is back and, this time, she's the star attraction. For one-night
only Ruthie and her phenomenal three-piece, all-female band bring
the full-on power of their brassy, bluesy tones to Auckland.
Come along and welcome Ruthie for what promises to be a
# In a nutshell: Gutsy vocals, girl-power, spirited blues.