Ruthie Foster

On February 5th, independently owned record stores across the country will be selling a limited edition benefit compilation titled “A Benefit For Equality Vol. 1”. It celebrates black artistry in the blues genre with proceeds going to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This one-time pressing is limited to only 500 copies.

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

2020 has a been a heck of a year. Fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, racial injustices, an international pandemic, and a highly contested presidential election. Time has eerily stopped for many in the music industry as their lives have been put into turmoil. Live music has come to a standstill.

Austin City Limits, television’s longest-running music program, is proud to announce a pair of highly anticipated tapings showcasing acclaimed artists who blur the lines between soul, gospel, folk and blues. On November 1, 2020, a local treasure returns, as Ruthie Foster tapes her second episode.

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