Texas lesbian singer singer Ruthie Foster comes to the Kessler.

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul,blues, rock, folk and gospel. And when Grammy Award-winning producer John Chelew suggested she record an album in New Orleans — with support handpicked from the Crescent City’s overflowing pool of talent — it was an opportunity for Ruthie to infuse fresh spices into her already rich sonic gumbo. The result is her CD Let It Burn.

Betty Soo opens.

DEETS: Kessler Theater, 1230 West Davis St. 8 p.m. $20. Tickets here.