First she was lauded as The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster, then returned as a soulful seer bearing The Truth, backing up both declarative album titles with her terrific, smoldering voice and classic southern roots mix of gospel, soul, R&B, and blues. A Texas native who followed a stint in the Navy by launching her career on the folk circuit, Foster's voice seems to have been forged for Memphis, where she recorded The Truth at historic Ardent Studios. And Foster cultivates that classic, deeply earthy Memphis vibe with the help of funky guitar, bubbling organ, a splash of horns, and the benevolent spirits of Aretha Franklin and Ann Peebles. Whether singing of love's wonder and joy or sadness and pain, Foster taps every dimension of her marvelous vocal arsenal with passion and absolute conviction. She'll be accompanied by her usual band: bassist Tanya Richardson and drummer Samantha Brooks. $40 at 7 p.m.; $30 at 9:30 p.m.
Mondays, Sundays. Starts: Oct. 3. Continues through Oct. 4, 2010
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