Born and raised in small-town Texas, Foster spent time in both New York and the U.S. Navy Band before settling back in Austin. Her new album, Let It Burn, features a mix of originals and covers, plus some stirring collaborations with The Blind Boys of Alabama.
One capital of soul in the 1960s? Muscle Shoals, Ala., a fly-speck on the map which spawned some of the era's greatest recordings, via productions in Rick Hall's Fame Studios. Rock historian Ed Ward has their story.
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