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Sanctified and Secular: Sisters in the Blues with Ruthie Foster, Leanne Faine and Deitra Farr

Saturday, October 20, 7:30 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St

In this program we take a journey into the wide intersection where Blues and Gospel music reside together, in harmony. We begin our program with one of the most dynamic and accomplished voices in Chicago Gospel history: Leanne Faine. She is a shameless Blues lover and shows through her song choice and arrangements the sisterhood that exists between traditional Gospel music and Blues music. Next we have world renowned, Chicago born (Southside) vocalist and songwriter Deitra Farr whose deep Chicago Blues roots and knowledge are combined with a poet’s sensibility. Having been raised listening to Gospel and Blues at home, the powerful influence of Gospel music in her Blues and Soul singing is palpable. Headlining our event is Texas Blues woman Ruthie Foster who was born into a family of Gospel singers. Ruthie, with a singer/songwriter sensibility moves seamlessly through all genres of roots music with equal portions of Blues and Gospel influencing everything she does. We intend to have a grand finale with all three of these magnificent voices joining together to create the joyful noise for which the Southside of Chicago is world renown!

The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 19-21, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center. The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; and workshops and educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados.

Tickets: $20 General Admission | $5 Under 21 | $35 for Bluesfest Pass (applicable for evening concerts only)
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Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts
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Sat, Oct 20
07:30 PM

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