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Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
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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
PodcastsJan 19, 2023

This week, to kick-start our fifth season we call into an organic vegetable farm in Texas to chat with an upright bassist who also happens to be a former New Orleans ace street performer, and singer and songwriter, who sounds like she might have stepped out of a saloon in 1955 filled with the warm…

Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
PodcastsJan 19, 2023

By the mid-2010’s, Canadian rock legend Tom Wilson’s life was already pretty epic: he had perfected his blue collar roots rock sound in his bands Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and his seminal 90’s outfit Junkhouse. He was a home-grown rock and roller with humble Hamilton, Ontario roots. In addition to his musical output, he…

Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
PodcastsJan 12, 2023

When I first moved to New York City in 2015 to make my fortune as a singer-songwriter, Anthony D’Amato was already crushing it. Fresh off his New West Records debut The Shipwreck From the Shore, Anthony’s career was taking off in a way many young artists dream of. He was kind enough to meet me…

Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
PodcastsJan 5, 2023

Courtney Marie Andrews seems anciently wise in general, but on her new album Loose Future, she’s particularly tapped into some cosmic intelligence. Growing up, CMA spent a lot of time alone, so we naturally started our conversation there. People have been isolated in the last few years, which can be sad and scary, but also…

Basic Folk - Ruthie Foster
PodcastsDec 22, 2022

How can one try and summarize the soundtrack to their life in a year? Indeed, we are in year three (!) of this endless pandemic and I find I am more and more drawn to pure escapism, fantasy and what I might call the “new nostalgia”? Personally, I don’t go more than a few hours…