Hurricane Ruth

Hurricane Ruth

 St. Louis, Missouri, USA
BandBlues

The great WILLIE DIXON once told Ruth “You’re the only hurricane I can appreciate”.

Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a vocal powerhouse with a style all her own.

Feel the Power of the HURRICANE!

Biography

Feel the Power of the HURRICANE!

Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a vocal powerhouse with a style all her own. Hurricane Ruth earned her name because 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 all rolled into a petite dynamo!

 

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 perfomance package!

Lyrics

Roll, Little Sister

Written By: Hurricane Ruth

She had a lot of lousy lovers in her life
She picked the cream of the crop of the low, lowlifes
She had cheaters, quitters, losers, and liars
Beaters and haters stealin’ her fire
But, there’s a change in the weather
It won’t be long
Look out now, ‘cause here she comes
Chorus
Let it roll
Roll, little sister, roll
Come on, baby, come on
Get up, girl, and be strong
Stand up, baby, come on
Roll, little sister, roll

Let Me Change Your Mind

Written By: Hurricane Ruth

I never treated you the way you deserved to be treated
And now you’re ready to leave it all behind
All the times I lied and cheated
Broke your heart and left you cold inside
But, if I could do just one thing right now, baby
Please, let me change your mind
V2.
I don’t know why I hurt you like I did
I must have been stupid, crazy, outta my mind
All the foolish things I did now, baby
All the times I hurt your pride
What can I say?
What can I do?
Please, let me change your mind

Discography

"Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane" is the bands debut disc.
1. Roll, Little Sister
2. I'm Gonna Get Evil
3. The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane
4. Let Me Change Your Mind
5. Mississippi Queen
6. No Worries
7. I Want To Take You Higher
8. The Lesson

Tracks with most airplay/streaming are: "Roll, Little Sister", and "Let Me Change Your Mind"