2020 release. Comfort zones are sweet spots. That's why they're so easy to stay in. But Ruthie Foster refuses to get too cozy; she'd rather plot escapes from hers than dwell there. Breaking out wasn't enough for her latest album, however.
This time, she wanted to step out - and on the night of January 26, 2019, she did, right onto the 105-year-old stage of Austin's grand-dame Paramount Theater, where she fronted a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist and drummer, plus 10 horn players, three backing vocalists and one conductor. And one adorable daughter handling the introduction. The recorded result is Live at the Paramount, featuring Ms. Ruthie Foster and the Ruthie Foster Big Band.