Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday also at 9am) to Paula Granquist’s “ArtZany!: Radio for the Imagination”
Paula’s Guest/Topic this week:
Today’s show is a rebroadcast.
Paula’s guest today is the singer, songwriter and musician Ruthie Foster. She’s originally from Texas and now touring the world, you will hear all styles of American songs in her CD collections–from gospel and blues to jazz, folk, rock and soul. Ruthie Foster’s powerful voice has drawn comparisons to greats like Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald. Ruthie received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album for her 2009 studio release, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster. In a nod to her astounding range, she then won seemingly contradictory Blues Music Association awards for both Best Traditional and Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist in back-to-back years. Learn more about this talented musician at ruthiefoster.com
♦ B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
♦ Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year (winner of this award in 2011)
♦ DVD of the Year for her Live At Antone’s DVD