ORIGIN - St. Louis, MO
GENRES PERFORMED - Contemporary Blues
YEARS ACTIVE - 2000-Present
LABEL - Hurricane Ruth Records
The Galaxie Agency
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!
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. 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, at the tender age 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.