free tickets to Ruthie Foster at arts center

By Jim Stanford on January 7, 2013

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Happy new year, everyone! Let’s start off 2013 right by giving away two floor tickets to blues artist Ruthie Foster on Thursday at Center for the Arts.

Foster, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and guitarist from Texas, got her start singing in her uncle’s choir at age 14. She studied music in college, fronted a blues band that played biker bars, and later served in the Navy.

For her 2009 album The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, she worked with a distinguished cast that included guitarist Robben Ford and keyboardist Jim Dickinson. She recorded her latest CD, Let It Burn, in New Orleans with George Porter Jr. and Russell Batiste of the Funky Meters, backed by the Blind Boys of Alabama. Amazon calls the album a “deeply intimate recording: a smoky mix of original songs coupled with inventive interpretations of an unexpected collection of covers,” ranging from Adele to Los Lobos, The Black Keys and Johnny Cash.

In the comments, say you’re in and what you’re most looking forward to for 2013, and two winners will be drawn at random by noon Thursday. To enter, you must provide a full name and valid email. Each winner will receive one ticket.

Foster will perform with her trio, featuring bassist Tanya Richardson and drummer Samantha Banks. Tickets range from $20 for rear balcony to $35 for orchestra. Coming up next on the slate at CFA this winter are South African rockers Civil Twilight on Jan. 17, with high school guitarist Michael Scalabrino and Spatial Relations opening.

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18 Comments so far

  1. Josh Riggs January 7, 2013 2:56 pm

    I am in. In 2013 (and beyond) I am most looking forward to watching my two crazy awesome kids grow.

  2. Justin Smith January 7, 2013 3:36 pm

    I’m in. Looking forward to getting better at guitar in 2013.

  3. Hannah Marshburn January 7, 2013 3:44 pm

    My upcoming journey to India and the infinite unknowns ahead! To be a part of a beautiful community like Jackson hole!

  4. kevin p. January 7, 2013 7:13 pm

    I’m in! I am looking forward to a happy 2013 sharing adventures with my friends:)

  5. Margaret Gordon January 7, 2013 9:22 pm

    I’m in. For 2013, I’m looking forward to my first trip to Jazz Fest.

  6. Jim Stanford January 7, 2013 10:02 pm

    Name and email needed for notification purposes only. Kevin P. gets a pass because he has commented before and I know his full name. I have to be able to give names to CFA at will call, not just initials or clever pseudonyms. If the name is clear from the email address provided, that will work, too.

  7. Pete Kondak January 8, 2013 5:03 am

    I’m in. Looking forward to it.

  8. JoAnn Hoff January 8, 2013 9:35 am

    I’m in! Looking forward to skiing with and hanging out with my awesome kid Mattias!

  9. Phil Cameron January 8, 2013 4:43 pm

    In

  10. Rob Woodson January 8, 2013 6:06 pm

    I’m in!!! Looking forward to living each day to its fullest in 2013 with my wonderful family and good friends.

  11. Richard Hall January 8, 2013 6:34 pm

    I’m in! Hoping for peace,love and a productive gov’t in 2013. Oh, and lots of snow and great live music in JH too.

  12. Keely Castor January 8, 2013 10:20 pm

    I’m in! In 2013 I am most looking forward to continuing my pursuit of an Elementary Education degree and enjoying the great outdoors in Jackson!

  13. Brook Parker January 9, 2013 10:19 am

    I’m in. Looking forward to a better snow year than 2012.

  14. Tiki Mashy January 9, 2013 2:40 pm

    I’m in. Looking forward to the journey and exploration of my life.

  15. Tom Wink Miller January 9, 2013 7:14 pm

    I’m in. Looking forward to another enjoyable year of outdoor adventures combined with successful business and social endeavors.
    Happy Hunting!

  16. Brad Larson January 10, 2013 6:54 am

    I’m in. Looking forward to some snow.

  17. Margaret Gordon January 10, 2013 8:04 am

    Please cancel my entry, Jim. I won’t be able to go. Thanks!

  18. Jim Stanford January 10, 2013 12:17 pm

    The winners are No. 11, Richard Hall, and No. 3, Hannah Marshburn. Your names will be on the list at will call. Congrats and enjoy the show!

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