Ruthie Foster is a hometown star in Austin, where she lives, but she still rallied an impressive crowd that packed Mother Egan's Irish Pub last night. With her cousin on bass and a friend on drums, Foster was a force as she channeled the blues, reggae, and roots rock:
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