Three-time Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster shocked the blues world in April when she released Live at the Paramount — a big band album. Recorded at Austin’s Paramount Theater in January 2019, she fronted a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist and drummer, plus 10 horn players, three backing vocalists, and a conductor, not to mention her daughter who introduced her to the stage.

Whatever’s going to happen during the livestream on Thursday, it’s unlikely that there will quite as many musicians involved due to those social distancing rules. But Foster has nine albums in her arsenal to pull from, so expect a treat.

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