Photo by Lawton Bennett

Ruthie Foster & Cyd Cassone

Gospel/Blues/Folk/Country

Thursday, June 13, 2002 
7:00 PM Prompt
6:30 Refreshments
Donation $12

Biography Ruthie Foster's songs contain elements of blues, gospel, country and folk that give color and texture to her vocal work and fill those who hear her music with great joy. Her strong, vibrant voice and her easy, friendly manner instantly charm audiences of all ages. Raised in Gause, Texas, a small town 180 miles southeast of Dallas, Ruthie grew up surrounded by the rich, soulful sounds of gospel and blues. Her outstanding voice and superb original music have been strongly influenced by her family. Especially her mother, Shirley Jones, who told her "Open your mouth and sing, girl!" With Cyd Cassone on percussion and harmony vocals, Ruthie Foster presents a show that will raise the rafters! Come hear why they are getting booked at many of the major festivals, including Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Winterhawk, Philadelphia, Winnipeg and Vancouver in 2001 and 2002.