Belleville Roots Music Concert Series
The Belleville Stage
Friday, September 25th, 8PM
Grammy-Nominated Ruthie Foster Returns! Singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has an eclectic music history which produces a combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel. Ruthie's first appearance on the Belleville Stage was in December of 2012 appearing before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. Since that appearance, Ruthie has been Grammy nominated (her third time) for her latest album, Promise of a Brand New Day in February of 2015. Ruthie received the 2015 Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female). Ruthie’s astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride. She came from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, followed by a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band and ended up in Austin, Texas. Her list of achievements include Best Female Vocalist in 2007, 2008, and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards, the 2010 Living Blues Music Award Critic’s Poll for Female Blues Artist of the Year and recent Blues Music Award wins for Best Contemporary and Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year.
The Blues Revue states: "The twin roots of music and family twine through Foster’s work, supporting and inspiring her..."
The Boston Globe states: "...when someone with real chops like Ruthie Foster steps up, attention must be paid."
Dough McPherson of Keyboard Player Magazine says: "...she is definitely a singer from the old school, whose huge, full bodied voice has drawn frequent comparisons with such legends as (Aretha) Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald."
Tickets for Sale:
Individual Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 day of show, $10 for ages 18 and under
Advance tickets are available at:
Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport
- Church Office: Tues, Thurs, Fri - 9 am to 1 pm
- Thrift Shop: Wed & Sat - 9 am to noon
Dyno Records, 1 Middle Street, Newburyport
Online at: www.mktix.com/bc.
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Belleville Congregational Church has longstanding roots in the Newburyport community as a gathering place and supporter of local service organizations. The Roots Music Series, founded in December of 2010, has three important missions: First, the series brings a variety of high quality Roots Music concerts to the Newburyport area for all to enjoy. The series celebrates music ranging from a cappella to zydeco and includes a diverse range of blues, bluegrass, Cajun, Celtic, country, folk, gospel, Irish, jazz and world music. The second mission of the Roots Music Series is to raise funds to restore and maintain the historic 1867 Belleville Meeting House and adjacent Fiske Chapel complex at 300 High Street in Newburyport. Our objective is that the Meeting House and adjacent complex will continue to serve as a gathering place for many generations to come. The third mission is building community through music.
Roots Concert History:
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