Concert Notice: Out musician Ruthie Foster announced for 2012 State Fair concert series

I was excited to see that this year’s list of State Fair of Texas concerts on the main stage includes just a little bit of gay flair to it. In today’s announcement, they mention that out folk and blues musician Ruthie Foster will be among the line up. The Gause, Tex.-born musician returns home in support of her latest album Let It Burn released this past January.

Foster blends her folk, blues and gospel styles with fluid grace. She is set to perform after the Rebirth Brass Band on Oct. 6.  I do hope she’ll perform this gorgeous cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” Watch the video of it after the jump.

Other shows for this year’s line up include Rebirth Brass Band, The Commodores and  Kevin Fowler.

“Although the entire lineup hasn’t been finalized, State Fair officials are providing a sneak peek at this year’s entertainment calendar,” the release mentioned.

The State Fair runs Sept. 28–Oct. 21.

—  Rich Lopez