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Ruthie Foster: The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster

Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 30 March 2007

WHEN RUTHIE FOSTER performed at the South by Southwest Music Conference two weeks ago, the short, dreadlocked singer demanded attention with the sheer power of her mezzo-soprano. With an acoustic guitar strapped around her neck and singing the Lucinda Williams song 'Fruits of My Labor', Foster resembled a folk singer on the verses. But when she tilted back her head and belted out the chorus, she revealed her background in the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Caldwell, Tex.

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