"You can hear the distant roots of Appalachian (and Adirondack) mountain music, but this isn't a re-creation of older styles. This is music that is current and vibrant, with a sense of celebrating the now." - Ryan Dunn
Forging his own American dream, Jonathan Foster brings a roots blend of Folk-Americana music as a recording and performing artist. He is known for his soulful vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, passionate delivery, off the beaten path introspective lyrics, and artist collaborations. July 2019, marks the release of his 4th studio album Wildlife (Miracle Mile Records/After Hours Recorders) . Engineered by Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, Lou Gramm, Black Sheep) and joined by Morgan Hannaford on pedal steel guitar and dobro featuring Scott Joss (Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam) on fiddle. Foster revels in engaging listeners with his tunes both solo and with a band. He has spent much of his life travelling and most recently touring small venues across the U.S. for the past 7 years. In his music you'll hear traces of his geographic meanderings and rural upbringing with songwriter inspiration from John Prine, John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, James McMurtry, Todd Snider, Townes Van Zandt, Hayes Carll, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Neil Young, Natalie Merchant, and Warren Zevon.
Past performances include The Shrine (NYC), Purple Fiddle (WV), Vintage (CA), Radio Bean (VT), Russell Theater (NY), Uncommon Ground (CHI), Evangeline's (StL), Filling Station (MT), Axe & Fiddle (OR), The Alibi (WY), Black Dog (WA), Laughing Goat (CO). Past supporting act for the Deadstring Brothers, The Same Chase, Rita Hosking, Dead Winter Carpenters, Banditos, Von Stomper, the Brothers Reed, Jack Grace, Craig Chaquico, and Scott Joss.
Awards: 2016 After Five Magazine Songwriting Contest winner "Reclamation Town"
Member: Folk Alliance International
Stage Plot: Direct inputs (2) - Beta SM58 Mic w/ stand, Baggs DI from acoustic guitar, (2) stage monitors (provided by venue). Band varies by performance.
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