The Texan singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster is a lady conveying amessage. On her fourth CD, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster(2009), she tells the listener you have to be faithful to yourself,in spite of setbacks experienced in the past. Keeping this in mind,the music of the American seems to be even more sincere andgenuine. Foster always remains true to her ideals. In her life,everything revolves around music. Even when she joined the navyafter high school, she used to perform for her fellow crew memberson board. After her service ended, Foster signed a record contractand her professional career as an artist was an inevitable fact.Foster, who had a singing mother as an example, combines heruplifting lyrics with a jazzy mix of soul, blues, folk, gospel,Americana and even a hint of reggae. With this ever-smilingsinger-songwriter, North Sea Jazz has invited an inspirationalartist who will certainly deliver contented visitors.