Hurricane Ruth
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Hurricane Ruth

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Blues




"WEFT Blues 2012 CDs - Top 50 Spins"

Hurricane Ruth comes in at 11 out of 50! "Congratulations for these outstanding efforts in 2012." - Bob Paleczny - Blues Genre Co-Director

"Blues 2012: The Results Of The Opinion (listeners) Poll"

Hurricane Ruth finished in the TOP 10 of the Blues Rock category. Finished 9th of 26 in this listeners poll, among such greats at Beth Hart, Gwyn Ashton, and many more! 11,350 votes were cast, thanks to all the fans that voted. - Wasser-Prawda Magazine (Germany) - Nathan Norgel

"Wasser-Prawda's Review of "The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane""

"Hurricane Ruth should secure a place in the list of the most notable Blues ladies of the year." - Wasser-Prawda Magazine (Germany) - Raimund Nitzsche -10/9/12

"Hurricane Ruth, Glen Carbon vocalist, brings her act to Laurie's Place"

"Most people never get the chance to live out their passion on a daily basis, but singer/songwriter Ruth LaMaster is determined to give it her best shot." - On the Edge of The Weekend - Krista Wilkinson - Midgley - July 2011

"Taking First Friday By Storm"

"From the first note of the first song, "Roll, Little Sister", you could feel the vibes escalating in that room." - Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Newsletter - Sandy Hannum - Feb. 2012

"Hurricane Ruth Unleashes New CD"

Listeners will feel the full force of power blues band Hurricane Ruth in the group's debut CD, "The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane"." - On The Edge of the Weekend - Krista Wilkinson - Midgley - 3/8/12

"Hurricane - powered blues"

"From licks to lyrics, melody and music, all the pieces fall into place nicely as the sound matches the band with a good balance of original material and interesting covers."
- Illinois Times - Tom Irwin - 4/12/12

"Mike G reviews "The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane""

"Ruth LaMaster captivates listeners with her potent vocals. This lady gets the most out of every song and performance. Ruth is a petite lady, but her voice and onstage presence fills any venue she performs." - Michael Goza - Blues Power WQNA 88.3 - Illinois Central Blues Club Mar/Apr Newsletter

"Blues Blast Review of "The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane""

"Hurricane Ruth blows in as a force 5 hurricane with her power blues and support by a trio of musicians who are ready to keep the hurricane moving." - Blues Blast Magazine - Steve Jones - 5/31/2012

"Blues Blast Review of "The Power of the Blues...Feels Like a Hurricane""

"Ruth provides the powerful vocals that match up with the band's big rockin' blues sound." - Blues Blast Magazine - Steve Jones - 5/31/2012


"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"



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,

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!