I SEE U, Episode 77: The Thrill is Ruthie Foster [Encore]

Four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and Navy veteran, Ruthie Foster speaks candidly about how the U.S. military served as an escape for her and many others in sparsely populated areas who simply desired so much more out of life. his episode is an encore of the March 4, 2023 original broadcast.


Award-winning Blues Artist Ruthie Foster



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Award-winning singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has a voice unlike any other. Her unique style of blending blues, gospel, soul and American roots has inspired many music lovers across the globe. A native of Central Texas, Foster grew up around gospel singers and knew instantly of her passion for music – from singing in rural Texas churches to performing in the military with the Navy Band. But she was also aware of her surroundings, as she navigated around a discriminatory Deep South. Join us as host Eddie Robinson chats unguarded with Texas Music Hall of Famer, Ruthie Foster. She shares intimate stories about her devotion to family and how the coronavirus pandemic almost pushed her away from recording music permanently. Plus, the multiple Grammy-nominated artist reveals a very traumatic incident that happened to her as a child on her way to take piano lessons – a moment that would change her life forever.


This article is part of the podcast I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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