“You’re the only hurricane I can appreciate.”
— Willie Dixon
LaMaster has performed with John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Taj Mahal, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Sam & Dave, Fenton Robinson, Maynard Ferguson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Her vocals are deeply rooted in traditional blues, but she can also rock the house. LaMaster has opened for Heart, Judas Priest, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, and Steppenwolf, to name a few.
Blues great, Willie Dixon, once called her “the only hurricane I can appreciate.” She’s got the power of Big Mama Thornton, the fire of Janis Joplin, the boundless stage energy of Tina Turner, and soulfulness of Aretha Franklin all rolled into a petite package.
- “With the release of Ain’t Ready for the Grave, in addition to making a powerful recording, Hurricane Ruth LaMaster made an equally powerful statement! – Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro – Blues Editor at mary4music.com
- “Hurricane Ruth has a voice that just moves your soul on so many levels. Quite frankly there are few singers who could match Hurricane Ruth at her powerful best!” – Peter Merrett – PBS 106.7 – Melbourne, Australia