Sunday, February 26, 2017


Guest contributor: Ali Weiss

Three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster is going to make it a soulful Sunday on May 21st at the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival.  The award-winning blues and gospel diva will perform at 5:30 p.m. in Hill Hall located inside the Eisemann Center.  Ruthie Foster's performance is supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Ruthie Foster
Born in Gause, Texas, Foster grew up singing in her hometown choir and surrounded by her parents’ gospel music. Joining the Navy to experience the world led her to sing in their Pride band, which performs across the southeastern US at various recruiting events. After discharging from the Navy, she continued to expand her career in New York City. There she caught the eye of Atlantic records and was offered a pop music record. Foster was more interested in exploring American roots music such as folk and blues and decided against the deal.