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Rise Up and Sing!

Music
Thursday, March 9
8 pm
Wisconsin Union Theater | Shannon Hall
Cost: 20.00 | Ticket Policies: Youth (up to 18 yrs old). Tickets must be purchased at the same time as regular priced GP, Union Member or UW Fac Staff or UW Madison Student Ticket. Limited to 2 per regular priced ticket. Student ID may be required when presenting ticket at entrance.
General Public: $34/$30/$20, UW Students: $10, Union Member/ Non UW Student: $30/$26/$20, Youth: $18, UW Faculty/Staff: $32/$28/$20
Join Ruthie Foster & The Heritage Blues Quintet for timeless Blues & Gospel.

Raised in a small town in Texas and exposed to gospel music at an early age, Ruthie Foster first learned to sing during worship services. Her sound has grown into a special blend of blues, folk and gospel, drawing comparisons to Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin. 

Foster has been recognized three times as the Austin Music Award Best Female Vocalist, most recently in 2013. Additionally, she has been recognized at the Blues Music Awards and Living Blues Awards, winning the 2010 Critic's Poll Winner. She has toured and recorded with Warren Haynes, performed with Susan Tedeschi and sang on the hit TV series Revolution. 

The Heritage Blues Quintet honors the traditional fare in a way that brings new life to old music. From the raw, a cappella prison gang grunts of "Go Down Hannah" to the slide guitar-fueled gospel stomp swamp version of "Get Right Church" and Son House's Delta blues classic "Clarksdale Moan," this group is breathtakingly new even as they honor old African-American musical traditions. 

MUSIC LINKS, NEWS, REVIEWS, & MORE: Ruthie Foster Website, @RF_FamilyBand, Ruthie Foster Facebook, Heritage Blues Website, Heritage Blues Facebook, Wikipedia, Popmatters.com


RUTHIE FOSTER VIDEOS

  

THE HERITAGE BLUES QUINTET VIDEOS

 

Raised in a small town in Texas and exposed to gospel music at an early age, Ruthie Foster first learned to sing during worship services. Her sound has grown into a special blend of blues, folk and gospel, drawing comparisons to Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin. 

Foster has been recognized three times as the Austin Music Award Best Female Vocalist, most recently in 2013. Additionally, she has been recognized at the Blues Music Awards and Living Blues Awards, winning the 2010 Critic's Poll Winner. She has toured and recorded with Warren Haynes, performed with Susan Tedeschi and sang on the hit TV series Revolution. 

The Heritage Blues Quintet honors the traditional fare in a way that brings new life to old music. From the raw, a cappella prison gang grunts of "Go Down Hannah" to the slide guitar-fueled gospel stomp swamp version of "Get Right Church" and Son House's Delta blues classic "Clarksdale Moan," this group is breathtakingly new even as they honor old African-American musical traditions. 

MUSIC LINKS, NEWS, REVIEWS, & MORE: Ruthie Foster Website, @RF_FamilyBand, Ruthie Foster Facebook, Heritage Blues Website, Heritage Blues Facebook, Wikipedia, Popmatters.com


RUTHIE FOSTER VIDEOS

  

THE HERITAGE BLUES QUINTET VIDEOS

 

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WUD Performing Arts

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With support from:

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Wisconsin Arts Board

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