Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Truth According to Ruthie Foster

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Basement Discs hosted Ruthie Foster at an in store today and it was a performance that warmed the sudden chill that descended on Melbourne city today.

Ruthie is touring to support her latest CD The Truth According To… so naturally she sang several songs off it today, a fine cover of the Patty Griffin song When It Don’t Come Easy and a cover of an Eric Bibb song, as well as her own spectacular version of Real Love that shows off the power of her remarkable voice to perfection.

She also brought her band on stage for the last song – two amazing looking ladies called Amanda and Tania who normally play drums and bass, but today just added backing vocals.

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It’s always a treat to see Ruthie Foster play her brand of soul and blues and today was no exception. Great stuff!

Record Store Day

This coming Saturday 18th April, is International Record Store Day. This is a world wide initiative to support real record stores of an independent nature. Basement Discs and other stores in Melbourne will be celebrating this day in fine fashion.

Basement Discs has huge line up of artists who will be performing throughout the day from about 11.30am. They include Chris Wilson, Sarah Carroll, Charles Jenkins, Lisa Miller, Liz Stringer and heaps more. This page on the Basement Discs website has all the details, as well as links to the other Melbourne record stores participating in the promotion.

I will only be able to attend the Basement Discs for a short while as I am committed to a long and boozy lunch with friends on Saturday afternoon.

But before then I will be going to see Rodney Crowell at the The Prince of Wales tomorrow night. By all acounts it should be a great show. Reports from the East Coast Blues Festival have been extremely positive. His CD The Collection is on the player as I write.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Saw Ruthie Foster at the Blue Mountains music fest last year, never having heard of her -- everyone was blown away. Sorely tempted by her show in Sydney next week.