RUTHIE FOSTERLet It Burn (2012 Blue Corn Music)
Ruthie Foster’s latest album features special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama,
Soul legend William Bell, and the rhythm section of The Funky Meters. Recorded
in New Orleans with producer John Chelew.2012 GRAMMY Nominee - Best Blues Album for Let It Burn
2010 GRAMMY Nominee - Best Contemporary Blues Album for
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster 2013 Blues Music Award Nominee- Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2012 Blues Music Awards
Winner - Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year Winner - DVD of the Year for Live At Antone's DVD
Nominee - B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
2011 Blues Music Award Winner
- Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2010 Blues Music Award Winner
- Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
2009 Blues Music Award Nominee - Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year 2008 Blues Music Award Nominee - Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2012 Blues Blast Music Awards Nominee - Best Female Blues Artist 2012 Living Blues Award Nominee - Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
2011 Living Blues Award Nominee - Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
2010 Living Blues Critics' Poll Winner - Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Featured in Austin Live: Tick Tock, a video short produced by the City of Austin (November 2012).
Featured on the cover of Pollstar Magazine (May 17, 2010)
Featured on the cover of Blues Revue Magazine (Oct./Nov. 2009)
2009 Featured Performance on NPR's Mountain Stage (July 2009), her second appearance there in 10 months. Ruthie returns to Mountain Stage January 15, 2012
Featured on the cover of Keyboard Player Magazine (June 2009) Featured Song of the Day on NPR (May 2009): "I Really Love You" from
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster: #1 on Roots Blues Chart (May 2009)
"She sounds long-suffering, forthright,
resilient and thoroughly at home"
The New York Times
"There's no denying the power of Foster's monstrous
"..a full-on blast of soul and blues.."
"The first half of Foster's seventy-minute set layed down enough gospel rock to qualify for two Sundays in church
- but it's a lot more fun than that...Her voice has a Bonnie Raitt-like uniqueness that makes it impossible to ignore; and her smile and charismatic stage presence make you a willing participant in whatever storyshe wants to weave. She finished off this show with knockout renditions of two songs on her current CD, Let it Burn..."
Blues Revue"I love Ruthie Foster. That's my little sister.
A phenomenal woman, yes indeed. She's great." Mavis Staples
Ricardo Treviño, Jr. (born May 16, 1971, in Houston, Texas), known professionally as Rick Trevino, is a Mexican American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Records in 1993, Trevino began his career that year with the release of his debut single, "Just Enough Rope", the first mainstream country music single to feature separate English and Spanish-language versions. The song was included on his debut album Dos Mundos; a self-titled album followed a year later. Trevino has charted a total of fourteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and recorded seven studio albums. His highest-charting single, "Running Out of Reasons to Run", spent one week at Number One in 1997.
Trevino is the son of Ricardo Trevino, Sr., a Tejano musician, and Linda Chavez. His music career began when he started taking piano lessons at the age of five. He plays rhythm guitar as well as keyboards.
Trevino graduated from Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. Although he was offered a baseball scholarship to Memphis State University, Trevino chose instead to study music at Texas A&M University. While a student, he played his brand of country music in local clubs. In December 1991, a representative of the Sony label, Paul Jarosik, was stranded in Austin due to flooding conditions and visited a small club where Trevino regularly played. Although Trevino was not performing that evening, the representative saw several articles on the walls which praised Trevino. Employees of the club gave him a tape of Trevino's music, which the label representative then passed onto music producer Steve Buckingham. Buckingham made a special trip to Austin just to hear Trevino perform and signed him immediately to Sony. Trevino left school to pursue his music career.
1993: Dos Mundos:
At the insistence of Columbia Records, his first album, Dos Mundos was an almost entirely Spanish country album. Trevino, who is not a native Spanish speaker and needed lessons before he could record the album, was displeased with the decision. "I didn't like that a bit because I didn't want people to think I was a Tejano artist...Everybody thinks I'm a Tejano singer crossing over to the country format." The album was certified gold.
1993-1995: Rick Trevino:
Seven months later, in 1994, Sony released his first English album, Rick Trevino.Rick Trevino was certified gold (selling over 500,000 copies) and featured two Number One hits, "She Can't Say I Didn't Cry" and "Doctor Time." His debut single, "Just Enough Rope" ("Bastante Cordón"), appeared in English on Rick Trevino and in Spanish on Dos Mundos, while a version of the song which combined the two languages was also released to radio. This became the first mainstream country single to be released in both English and Spanish. The album's third single, "She Can't Say I Didn't Cry", became Trevino's first chart-topper, spending one week at the top of the Gavin Report country singles charts.
1995-1996: Looking for the Light:
The follow-up English album, Looking for the Light, was released in 1995 and included the top-ten hit "Bobbie Ann Mason." Trevino also recorded a Spanish version of the album, titled Un Rayo de Luz ("A Ray of Light").
In the late 1990s he joined an all-star group of Mexican-American singers, including members of Los Lobos, Freddy Fender, Ruben Ramos, and Flaco Jimenez, to create the supergoup Los Super Seven. The group won a Grammy in 1998 for Best Mexican-American Music Performance for their self-titled debut album. Another two albums followed - Canto in 2001 (also released live on DVD) and Heard It On The X in 2005 (both albums included Raul Malo of The Mavericks among others).
1996-1997: Learning as You Go:
Trevino's 1996 album Learning as You Go, produced his first and only Billboard Number One single in "Running Out of Reasons to Run". As with Looking for the Light, Learning As You Go also featured a separate Spanish-language version, titled Mi Vida Eres Tú ("My Life Is You").
1998: Departure from Sony:
Trevino asked to leave his contract with Sony in the hopes of moving in a different musical direction. Sony refused to release him from the contract, and Trevino cut a new album and released the single "Only Lonely Me" in 1998. Before the album could be released, Sony fired Trevino, and the album was shelved. The same year Trevino appeared on compilation CD Tribute To Tradition (released on Columbia label) with a cover version of "City Lights" (#1 country classic recorded by Ray Price in 1958).
1999-2002: Continued touring and Mi Son:
Undaunted, Trevino continued to tour and released a Spanish-language album, Mi Son, that contained only ballads and had little hint of his country music roots. Without a new album or record deal, however, Trevino's touring schedule slowed, and most of his band quit.
During this time Trevino began collaborating with Raul Malo, former frontman of country band The Mavericks. The two had met while working on the second Los Super Seven album. Their collaborations helped bring Trevino to the attention of producer Paul Worley, who helped Trevino get a contract with Warner Brothers.
2002-2004: In My Dreams:
For his next album, In My Dreams, Trevino "wanted to do a country record that had a Latin flavor to it." He wrote or cowrote every song on the album except for the final track, a cover of the Bryan Adams song "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" The title track, "In My Dreams" became a single and remained on the charts for twenty weeks, falling just shy of the Top 40 on the Billboard country charts (although it reached a peak of #34 on the Radio & Records country charts). Trevino was disappointed with the final ranking, but said the album "opened a lot of doors for me. It made people take me a little more seriously than 'Bobbie Ann Mason.'"
2004-Present: Single releases and Whole Town Blue:
Trevino's Warner Brothers single release, "Separate Ways," failed to reach the Top 40 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
Trevino currently resides in the Austin area with his wife, Karla, and their children. He was featured in the 2007 Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas calendar.
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