By Jim Stanford on January 7, 2013
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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