Feel the Power of the HURRICANE!
Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a vocal powerhouse with a style all her own. She acquired the name Hurricane Ruth from the fact that no one believed that such a large sound could come out of such a small woman!
“Ruth LaMaster has a powerful voice that could allow her to excel in a directory of rockin 'blues ala Ruth Brown / LaVern Baker” – Bernard Boyat, Le Cri du Coyote
“Pipes like this are what people are hearing when they refer to someone “belting out the blues”. “ – Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro, Mary4Music.com
The POWER of Big Mama Thornton; FIRE of Janis Joplin; boundless stage ENERGY of Tina Turner, and SOULFULNESS of Aretha Franklin!
Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a captivating performer, she will grab your attention from note one, and never let you go!
The great WILLIE DIXON once told Ruth “You’re the only hurricane I can appreciate”.
The Glendale tavern, in Beardstown, Illinois, was Milt LaMaster’s, (Ruth’s father), business. Sunday at the Glendale meant jam sessions. Musicians came to the Glendale from all over the region to perform at these sessions. Many genres were represented; blues, jazz, country, and big band. All of these styles are represented in the music Ruth writes and performs today. Ruth remembers being as young as three sitting on her Dad’s lap, while he played drums in these jams. She would keep time on the ride cymbal while he played. These Sunday sessions are some of Ruth’s earliest and fondest memories.
Ruth has performed with John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Taj Mahal, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Sam & Dave, Fenton Robinson, Maynard Ferguson and his orchestra, and most recently; Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Ruth’s vocals are deeply rooted in traditional blues, but make no mistake, she can rock the house! Ruth has opened for renowned rockers: Heart, Judas Priest, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts & Steppenwolf, just to name a few.
Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is the total vocal package!