If Ruthie Foster had stayed the course and followed her military career, the world might have missed out on one of the strongest blues voices working today. Foster joined the Navy as an escape from the music that obsessed her - but, after an impromtu performance at a holiday party, the Navy recognized her power and added her to Pride, their touring band that works with recruitment. We first met Ruthie when she played the Kent State Folk Festival a few years back. She had the audience in the palm of her hand and sold every CD she had with her. Now, she's touring with a powerful and talented blues band, which is suitable for a woman who can blow the rafters off of the joint.
This concert was recorded live by Joe Gunderman, with mixing assistance by Craig Adams, in Sept. 2009 at the Cleveland House of Blues.