Catch Ruthie Foster in York before 57th Grammys

January 26, 2015

Catch Ruthie Foster in York’s Historic Theater before the 57th Grammy Awards in Hollywood

YORK, SC – Ruthie Foster will be reeling in great momentum on stage at the McCelvey Center on February 6, the Friday night before Sunday’s biggest music awards night, the 57th annual Grammys. Foster’s newly released “Promise of a Brand New Day” is nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. McCelvey’s Lowry Family Theater will be buzzing with excitement in anticipation of a well-deserved Grammy for the well-regarded singer/songwriter.

The 2015 Grammy Award nomination is the third in a row for Ruthie Foster. In 2013 Foster’s “Let It Burn” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album and in 2009 “The Truth According to Ruthie Foster” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.  This year’s blues genre awards have been cut by the Grammy Foundation; the Best Traditional Blues Album and Best Contemporary Blues Album have been merged into a single category – Best Blues Album.

Ruthie Foster’s sound encompasses a spectrum of genres, including blues, soul, and folk, but it is the blues that she exudes that have garnered the greatest accolades. Released in August 2014, Foster’s “Promise of a Brand New Day” was recently chosen by the Académie Charles-Cros for the premier French award for musical recordings - its 2014 Grand Prix du Disque for Blues. Foster was named as Best Female Vocalist in 2007, 2008 and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards.  The Blues Music Awards presented Foster the Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year in 2013, 2012, and 2011. The Blues Music Awards named Ruthie Foster as Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year in 2010 and “Live at Antone’s” won DVD of the Year in 2012. Also in 2012, she won Living Blues Magazine’s Critics’ Poll for Female Blues Artist of the Year. In 2011 Foster was featured artist at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia.

The mega-talented Ruthie Foster last performed at the McCelvey Center in 2013 and has been a highly requested encore. “Ruthie Foster embodies the very heart of what the McCelvey Southern Sound Series represents” says Culture & Heritage Museums’ Marie Cheek, who coordinates the series. “Our regional community is most fortunate to have her grace our stage once again.”

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About the McCelvey Center:

The McCelvey Center is the original site of the Yorkville Female Academy founded in 1852 and includes the 500-seat Lowry Family Theater. Noted for its remarkable acoustics, the historic theater has a lovely 1920s ambiance and hosts the annual Southern Sound Series and the Grand Ole McCelvey summer concert series. The mission of the Lowry Family Theater is to present the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment. The 2015 Southern Sound Series is presented by the Friends of McCelvey in the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater.


Ruthie Foster

7:30 p.m. February 6, 2015


The McCelvey Center is located on 212 East Jefferson Street York, SC 29745

TICKETS: $25 CHM Members, $30 General Admission

Tickets are available online at

or call 803.909.7313 or 803.909.7488