Ruthie Foster has come a long way since her days of singing Top 40 covers in a Navy ensemble band. The Texas-bred blues and soul singer has released six albums, performed with a fantastic roster of musicians—including blues firebrand Paul Thorn—and, without the help of any major label, forged a career that’s netted two Grammy nominations. Her latest album, Let It Burn, finds Foster covering songs by Adele, the Black Keys, Los Lobos, the Band and others, in addition to new original material. Foster appears in a solo performance on Saturday, May 11, at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 8pm. $33—$35. 707.823.1511.