A mix of Stevie Nicks, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, with a dash of interpretation like Cassandra Wilson ,the Phenomenal Ruthie Foster captures a new rock and soul sound mixed with spirituals, jazz and country in generating her signature sound. I guess it is not quite a signature sound because she floats effortlessly between a sound that is not as rich as Nina Simone, but definitely it is as vital and important. As usual I was working while listening to the Gil Scott Heron station and Foster came on and I was captured. Since I just got to know Ruthie Foster I think you should also. Visit her site and like her Facebook!