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Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
Black Voices
Basic Folk - Ruthie FosterOriginally from a small town - Gause, Texas - Ruthie Foster came from a family of gospel singers. Singing gospel music acted as a prime method of communication in her life, strongly enough that it ended up being her career. Along the way, Ruthie studied audio engineering in college, which…
Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
Black VoicesJan 4, 2023

Artist: Gail Ceasar Hometown: Pittsfield, Virginia Song: "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" Album: Guitar Woman Blues Release Date: January 6, 2023 Label: Music Maker Foundation In Their Words: "I like that song very much. The first time I heard it was on The Andy Griffith Show. It had that folksy bluegrass sound I love…

Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
Black VoicesNov 22, 2022

Headed into a holiday weekend, we'll be seeking out moments of peace and joy. Lucky for us, we have already found both in this stunning rendition of Allison Russell’s “You’re Not Alone” featuring Brandi Carlile at the 21st Annual Americana Honors & Awards. We agree with Billboard that this performance is simply "soul-elevating." Filmed at…

Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
Black VoicesNov 21, 2022

The talented and resilient Ruthie Foster, whose voice is often compared to Aretha Franklin’s, used the pandemic to reconnect to the music, friends and emotions that have shaped her life. She called on her touring ensemble, The Family Band, as well as producers, co-writers and musicians she knows well to create her ninth album, Healing…

Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
Black VoicesNov 17, 2022

This week, we talk with Kenyan singer-songwriter Ondara, who came to Minneapolis in search of his voice as a young musician, and found a new creative persona which he now embodies called The Spanish Villager. He has since taken audiences by storm, garnering a Grammy-nomination and now returning with a stunning, politically-charged new LP. LISTEN:…

Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
Black VoicesNov 16, 2022

It’s true -- Joy Oladokun and Chris Stapleton are sharing the spotlight in a new video. What’s even better news, the project features puppet-ized versions of both. In "Sweet Symphony," Oladokun and Stapleton go back and forth, trading verses on a precious love song that has the glow of timeless classics and wedding ballads. It's…