Sure, Festival International may be over, but the music has not stopped.
As part of the Acadiana Center for the Arts' All Star Series, Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn take the stage Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., in the James Devin Moncus Theater.
Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn have forged a compelling path for the next generation of songwriting blues and soul artists. The two perform a combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, R&B, folk and country. Both were raised in the church and are steeped in the traditions of American music and both put their own contemporary twist on it.
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster garnered a Grammy nomination and Thorn’s Pimps and Preachers was #1 on the Americana radio charts. But it is their powerful live shows that establish this dynamic duo as two of America’s freshest and finest performers.
A review from one of their performances reads: "Ruthie’s passionate songs and scintillating live performances always make for an uplifting experience. Paul Thorn is an authentic new voice in the modern blues scene, bridging classic forms with twenty-first century sensibility. Performing on their own and together with Ruthie’s band, it's an evening of raw musical emotion, soulful singing and finely honed musical virtuosity guaranteed to be good for the spirit!"
Tickets are $55, $45 and $35. Call 233-7060 or go here for more information.
The AcA is located in downtown Lafayette at 101 W. Vermilion.
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