Toshi Reagon

Toshi Reagon brings rock’n’roll to the blues party in a smooth culmination of genres that she dishes out to fans with her band, “BIGLovely”.

 

She describes her career as “grass-roots, see something, grab ahold of it, make a way.” At 17, Reagon toured the world opening for Lenny Kravitz. Since, she has released 12 studio and live albums. She’s also had over five compilation albums and worked on four albums as a producer. 

 

Reagon has accepted several awards including:

The New York Foundation for the Arts – Music Composition (2004)

Black Lilly Award for Outstanding Performance (2007)

Out Music Award (2009)

 

In 2015 she was a fellow for the Ford Foundation Art of Change. In 2017 she debuted a rock-opera, “Parable of the Sower”, based on the novel by Octavia Butler. We can’t wait to see what Toshi Reagon does next.

Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster was born into a family of gospel singers and used that foundation to pave her own way with a musical sound that spans time and many genres.

 

Foster has an 11 album discography  that dates back to 1997. Her consistent body of work has garnered fans and praise from all over the world. Most recently, “Live At The Paramount” , was released in 2020.

 

Foster is a three time Grammy Award nominee, and a Blues Music Awards winner many times over. She’s also been a nominee and winner at the Living Blues Critics’ Polls. In 2019, Foster was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame.