For the first time in the Baltics – blues legend Ruthie Foster!

American blues, gospel and soul artist – Ruthie Foster is nominated for three “Grammy” awards, published seven albums, Foster is triple “Austin Music Awards” winner in the category of “Best Female Vocal”, quadruple “Blue Music Awards” winner and also the nominee of “Living Blues Awards” in the “Best female artist 2011” category. 
The artist always thrills the audience with strong concerts, music lovers her singing style compares with vocalists such as Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin.
At the festival “Rigas Ritmi 2017” artist Ruthie Foster for the first time will perform together with Latvian Radio Big Band. At the concert together with big band, which plays a big role in Latvia’s jazz music’s history, everyone will be able to hear compositions from Foster’s music albums like “The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster”, “Runaway Soul”, “The Truth According to Ruthie Foster” and other arrangements of special “Grammy” and “Emmy” awards nominee’s John Beasley. And also compositions from the last album “Joy Comes Back”, which was released on 2016.
“Ruthie Foster is way more than just another blueslady. She’s a true gospel diva with an astonishingly powerful voice.”
– Blues Magazine
Tickets available at “Biļešu Paradīze” and 

On the 30th of June at the Riga’s Dome garden double concert – innovative Italian accordionist SIMONE ZANCHINI and the legend of blues RUTHIE FOSTER & LATVIAN RADIO BIGBAND. 
The artist Ruthie Foster will also hold a workshop (30.06.) and a solo concert (01.07.)