“Safe” – Ruth La’Ontra

Ruth La’Ontra
Tyscot Records

By Bob Marovich

Gospel songstress Ruth La’Ontra gushes over the protection available in God’s arms during “Safe,” a boldly arranged worship song that beats with the heart of a modern hymn.

Ruth waits for the vamp to let loose with a string of melismatic runs and intense call-and-response with her BGVs.

Penned by Anthony Brown (leader of Group TherAPy) and Justin L. Savage, “Safe” debuted on Ruth’s 2017 Tyscot album, I Got You (Live).

The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. Ruth is the daughter of veteran radio announcer Pastor Arvetra Jones Jr. and the granddaughter of the late gospel singer Arvetra Jones Sr.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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