Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bradenton Blues Festival headliner Ruthie Foster on Adele, Snooki and 'gospel-infused soul'

Singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has drawn comparisons to soul queen Aretha Franklin and jazz great Ella Fitzgerald.

She has recorded alongside gospel legends Blind Boys of Alabama and recently toured with folk-punk icon Ani DiFranco.

So what kind of music does Foster, who headlines the Bradenton Blues Festival on Saturday, play?

"Blues with gospel-infused soul," she says by phone from her home studio in Austin, Texas. "And gospel-infused folk."

Read more. 

Bradenton Blues Festival: Everything you need to know, including about free after-party

—Ruthie Foster publicity photo.

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