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Ruthie Foster Levitt Shell Memphis levittshellarchive video # 15
Seeded by levittshell on 16 Mar 2017
Author: Levitt Shell
Ruthie Foster brought her "Family Band" from Texas for this 2010 performance at the Levitt Shell. She also was named Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards (Handys) in Memphis in 2010, but she cannot be categorized strictly as a Blues artist. Here she takes a song popularized by gospel legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe and makes it very much her own. This historic Memphis amphitheater (built in 1936 by the WPA) was fully renovated in 2008 to become the Levitt Shell which offers 50+ free concerts every year.
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