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Unclouded Day (Christmas 2013)

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster's eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Ruthie’s astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride. She came from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, followed by a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band, and ended up in Austin, Texas. Ruthie's list of achievements include 2009 and 2012 Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Best Female Vocalist in 2007, 2008 and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards, the 2010 and 2013 Living Blues Critic’s Poll Winner for Female Blues Artist of the Year, and recent Blues Music Award wins for Best Contemporary AND Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year. Ruthie’s latest CD, Promise Of A Brand New Day, was produced by Meshell Ndegeocello. “Ruthie's voice is such a singular, powerful instrument, and she has such mastery of it,” Ndegeocello says. “She can turn it on, belt it out and bring you to your knees, all in an instant.” (Photo Mary Keating-Bruton)

With Featured Artist Ruthie Foster

Recorded live December 2013 at The Carillon on Exposition, Austin, TX

Thomas Burritt, Percussion
Additional piano / vocal performances by Craig Hella Johnson. Arrangements not otherwise noted are by Craig Hella Johnson.

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December 2014 Reviews

  1. Cuckoo (Benjamin Britten)
  2. Stray Birds/Veni, veni Emmanuel/O Dear Children (Benjamin Britten)
  3. Island (Traditional, arr. Michael McGlynn)
  4. Hole in the World (Don Henley, Glenn Lewis Frey)
  5. Chava Sequence (Jerry Boc)
  6. Bottom of the River (Eric Richard Holljes, Ian Christian Holljes)
  7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel/Waterfall (traditional)
  8. I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free (William E. Taylor, Richard Carrol Lamb)
  9. By Way of Sorrow (Julie Ann Miller)
  10. Love Came Down (traditional)
  11. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (traditional)
  12. My Lord What a Mornin’/Lord of the Dance/Simple Gifts (traditional/Sidney Carter/Shaker Hymn Tune)
  13. Gaudete Omnes (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)
  14. Feeling Good  (Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley)
  15. Maker (Daniel Lanois, arr. Joshua Shank)
  16. Unclouded Day (Josiah K. Alwood, arr. Shawn Kirchner)
  17. Welcome Home (Ruthie Foster)
  18. Oh Love How Shall I Meet You (Paul Gerhardt)
  19. 1000 Years/How Deep is Your Love/All the Way (Sting, Mark Eldridge/ Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb/Jimmy Van Heusen)
  20. Hymn to the Eternal Flame (Stephen Paulus)
  21. Myself to Me (Love Will Not Come Back to this Door) (Cary Ratcliff)
  22. I’ll Fly Away/Avulekile Amasango (Albert E. Brumley/traditional Zulu, arr. Craig Aamot)
  23. River of Dreams (Joe Sealy, arr. Debbie Fleming)
  24. I’ll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley)
  25. I Wonder as I Wander (John Jacob Niles)
  26. Ding Dong Merrily on High (traditional French, arr. Michael McGlynn)
  27. Oh Holy Night (Adolphe Adam)
  28. Angels Are Singing (Michael McGlynn)
  29. ‘Zat You Santa Claus (Jack Fox)
  30. It Seems I’m Never Tired Lovin’ (Cortez Franklin)
  31. We Clasp the Hands (Craig Hella Johnson)
  32. I Could Have Danced All Night (Frederick Loewe, arr. Craig Hella Johnson)