"This is the kind of music you crank up on the radio and roll your windows down."
East Valley Times article on the Green Eyed Bird album release June 2017!
They say the early bird gets the worm but with singer songwriter Jonathan Foster, his new release Green Eyed Bird has several catchy ear worms to be had. From perfect road song Fence Posts to youthful Sunrise Letdown as well as a perfect Halloween song The Devil’s Darner it's a great collection of Americana. – Mike Flannigan
2017 "Songs & Stories" Podcast "songwriter Jonathan Foster... a definite kindred spirit, has been touring in support of his latest release “Help Me Run”, a collection of Americana stories which features more than a little inspiration from the northwest area he calls home."
2016 Shasta Lake Songwriting Contest Winner article by Buddy Fairbanks in After Five The North State Magazine. Reclamation Town "the song captures the spirit of the area and its history".
"Jonathan is a rare talent and we are very proud to have a local resident do such good things!" – Former City of Shasta Lake Mayor Lori C.
After Five Northstate Magazine 2016 Interview
on Miracle Mile Records & the Whole Earth & Watershed Festival by Jon Lewis
Jim Dyar & JF live on KKRN 88.5 FM's Local Motion with Shane.
Review of the Sabbatical LP via Strutterzine 8.3 out of 10 "Jonathan has got a very interesting voice (JOHNNY CASH similarities sometimes) ...after listening to a couple of songs you feel comfortable with his way of singing and I have to admit that he actually has (his) own style..." - Gabor Kleinbloesem
Review of the Sabbatical LP via Leicester Bangs
"...singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster mixes up folk, acoustic blues, country-rock and gritty lyricism to excellent effect on his new long-player, “Sabbatical”..." - Phil S.
D.A.T.E. Magazine Interviews:
June 2017 - Green Eyed Bird
October 2016 - Songwriter's Showcase
June 2016 - Summer Tour
May 2015 - Help Me Run CD
September 2013 - Sabbatical CD
September 2012 - Vintage Show
March 2012 - 2nd Saturday Art Hop
Notable Quotables from the road:
"Green Eyed Bird is a total ear worm." - Kim P.
"You sounded great the other night and I hadn't even started drinking yet!" - Redding, CA
"Foster has the voice of a songbird. Y'know…if that songbird is a warm tenor." – Steve T.
"River's Name is the best song John Hiatt hasn't written in years" - Sean R.
"If you like The Band you'll like this CD! Great lyrics and great sound." - Jeff G.
" (he) always worked his ass off on my nature trail and then helped me drink all my Sierra Nevada. I bet he writes good songs, too." - Dr. K
"Take off your beard!" - Laramie, WY
"River's Name is f%*$ing gorgeous"
"Wow, Black Canyon, what a fabulous song"
"It (Sam) gives the feeling of change without being sad."
"You are amazing! We were so happy to have your music at our event. It was really just perfect!"
"Reminded me of Bob Dylan"
"Nice classic country feel to his voice. Kind of reminds me a bit of Randy Travis only without the psychotic episodes."
"Crescent City Blues is the first respectable tune I've heard on the subject. Thank you for that."
"Beautiful Sabbatical! Tasty guitars. Voice lovely and grounded. Lyrics thoughtful. Reminds me of early John Prine..."
"You're not country, you're San Francisco" - lady who wanted country
"You remind me of James Taylor"
"Popped you into Spotify. Wow."
"Loved listening to Sabbatical driving to Yellowstone!"
"You have an incredible voice, very memorable"