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Ruthie Foster w/ Matthew Francis Andersen

Evanston SPACE

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM (CST)

Ruthie Foster w/ Matthew Francis Andersen

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standing Room Only
Standing room only. No seats.
5h 59m $20.00 $4.65
GA Seated
Guaranteed seat. Seat location is first come, first served. Seats guaranteed until showtime.
5h 59m $25.00 $5.62
Table 11
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 12
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 13 5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 14
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 15
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 21
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 22
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 23
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 24
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 25
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 31
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 32
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 33
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 34
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 35
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 41
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 42
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 43
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57
Table 44
One seat at a reserved table. Position at the table is first-come, first-served.
5h 59m $35.00 $7.57

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Event Details

DOORS: 7pm  |  SHOW: 8pm

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

In the tightknit musical community of Austin, Texas, it’s tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don’t.

If you do, word gets around. Praises are sung. And one day, you find yourself duetting with Bonnie Raitt, or standing onstage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. You might even wind up getting nominated for a Best Blues Album Grammy — three times in a row. In addition to your seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the Académie Charles-Cros in France, and a Living Blues Critics’ Award for Female Blues Artist of the Year.

There’s only one Austinite with that résumé: Ruthie Foster. And with the release of her latest album, Joy Comes Back, the Recording Academy might want to put its engraver on notice. Because every note on it confirms this truth: It’s Ruthie’s time. The small rural town of Gause, TX had no chance of keeping the vocal powerhouse known as Ruthie Foster to itself. Described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear,” her vocal talent was elevated in worship services at her community church. Drawing influence from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster developed a unique sound unable to be contained within a single genre. That uniqueness echoes a common theme in Ruthie’s life and career - marching to the beat of her own drum.

Joining the Navy was one way for Ruthie to stake out her own path. It was during her time singing for the Navy band Pride that her love for performing became apparent. After leaving the service, Ruthie signed a development deal with Atlantic Records and moved to New York City to pursue a career as a professional musician.

A deal with a major label would seem to be a dream come true for a budding artist. But the label wanted Ruthie to hand over her authenticity in exchange for being molded into a pop star. In another bold move, she walked away from the deal and returned to her roots, moving back to the Lone Star State.

Returning to Texas, Ruthie solidified her place as an up-and-coming singer/songwriter and began a musical partnership with Blue Corn Music. Her studio albums for the label began with Runaway Soul in 2002, followed by The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster in 2007, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster in 2009, Let It Burn in 2012 and Promise of a Brand New Day in 2014. Her live shows, which she has referred to as a “hallelujah time,” have been documented on the album Stages in 2004 and the CD/DVD release Live at Antone’s in 2011.

Now comes Ruthie’s latest - Joy Comes Back - again on Blue Corn Music. When she recorded this album, Foster wasn’t merely singing about love and loss; she was splitting a household and custody of her 5-year-old daughter. Music was her therapy.

In the warm confines of Austin producer and former neighbor Daniel Barrett’s studio, she found a comfort level she’d never before experienced while recording. It gave her the strength to pour the heartache of her family’s fracture and the cautious hope of a new love into 10 incredible tracks, nine of which are by a diverse array of writers ranging from Mississippi John Hurt, Sean Staples and Grace Pettis (daughter of renowned folk singer Pierce Pettis), to Chris Stapleton and Black Sabbath. Yes, Black Sabbath: Foster reimagines “War Pigs” as a jam session with Son House. She also covers the Four Tops’ “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,” written by Ivy Jo Hunter and Stevie Wonder.

And she makes each one hers, aided by some special guests. Derek Trucks drops slide guitar into the title tune; bassist Willie Weeks (Bowie, Clapton, George Harrison) plays on the Foster-penned “Open Sky”; and drumming legend Joe Vitale (Crosby, Stills & Nash; Eagles) appears on several tracks. Local hero Warren Hood (“Champ Hood’s boy,” as Foster calls him) lays fiddle and mandolin on Hurt’s bluegrass-tinted “Richland Woman Blues.” Barrett plays guitars, drums and percussion; other contributors include the core members of Ruthie’s touring band, Samantha Banks and Larry Fulcher.

At one point, Barrett described the album to Hood as “some blues, some folk, some soul, some rock, some gospel.” Hood replied, “Sounds like Ruthie Foster music.”


Matthew Francis Andersen
From the Midwest comes another tremendous writer. Matthew Francis Andersen has built a solid reputation as a powerhouse of lyrics. His name finds it's way into conversation with any number of masters of the craft, take your pick: Greg Brown - John Prine - Jeffrey Foucault - and the like. Slow, the Summer Burned is an album that carefully paints a picture of both delight and desolation...the raising and the ruins...the timber and the flood.
Matthew Francis Andersen's music is reminiscent of Steve Earle, John Prine, and Springsteen. He's a tremendous writer, bridging Chicago with the Northwoods. I really dig what he's doing. - Nick Digilio, WGN Radio, 720am, Chicago

Matthew Francis Andersen is a consummate craftsmen. His song "Blue Line" proves he has a poet's eye for detail, a trait that separates good writers from legions of hacks. Caine O'Rear, Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter Magazine.


FAQs

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Unless otherwise indicated, all of our shows are all ages. Please bring a valid ID

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is plenty of metered parking along both Dempster St. and Chicago Ave., and meters do not need to be fed after 9pm. Residential street parking is free after 6pm Monday through Saturday. Street parking is free on Sunday. SPACE is located one block east of the Dempster Purple Line Stop. 

What can I bring into the event? SPACE has a full bar with an exciting array of cocktails and an extensive beer list. While we do not serve food in our venue, customers are welcome to bring in pizza from Union, the restaurant up front. No outside food or beverages are allowed inside.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions regarding your order, please email boxoffice@evanstonspace.com or call 847.492.8860.

What's the refund policy? All tickets are non-refundable.  

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1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM (CST)


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