Jonathan Foster - vocals, acoustic guitar; Bruce Turgon - bass guitar; Joe Misztal - drums; Morgan Hannaford - mandolin.  Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Bruce Turgon at After Hours Recorders - Redding, CA .  Cover painting: Jonathan Foster.  Jonathan Foster (BMI) - Copyright © 2022 - All Rights Reserved 

Lantern Shade

Jonathan Foster

Somewhere between the dark and the light comes the new album Lantern Shade by Redding, California based singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster. His 5th full-length independent studio effort debuts to the world June 1, 2021, and is packed with musical residuals from the past year of reflective moments during uncertain days. Foster brings this 10-song
Somewhere between the dark and the light comes the new album Lantern Shade by Redding, California based singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster. His 5th full-length independent studio effort debuts to the world June 1, 2021, and is packed with musical residuals from the past year of reflective moments during uncertain days. Foster brings this 10-song long player to life with vocal conviction, imaginative lyrics, driven guitars, and rootsy sounds inspired from time in the Cascade Mountains to memories of his hometown Cranberry Lake, New York. The album steers towards the rock side of modern folk music with some big help from Bruce Turgon on bass guitar and Joe Misztal on drums. Lantern Shade comes out of the gate with the catchy single “Stardust Saltwater” and weaves between the heavy “The Beast”, “Into The Black”, “The Ship” and fun “When It Gets Dark”, “Alpine Line”, “Shady Grove”, “Ani Bird” to dedicated celebrations “May Our Paths Cross Again” and “Where We Belong”. Cross paths with Jonathan’s music again or for the first time with some Lantern Shade through your airwaves!
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Lantern Shade (2021) 

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Jonathan Foster - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, woodwinds and percussion; Bruce Turgon - bass, 12-string guitar, organ, piano and mandolin; Joe Misztal - drums and percussion; with special guest Morgan Hannaford on mandolin and co-write on #10.  Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Bruce Turgon at After Hours Recorders - Redding, CA .  Cover painting: Sean Randall. Produced by Bruce Turgon & Jonathan Foster.  All songs by Jonathan Foster (BMI) except #6 (traditional) - Copyright © 2021 - All Rights Reserved 

 

Wildlife (2019) Miracle Mile Records

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Jonathan Foster - vocals, guitars, harmonica, percussion; Morgan Hannaford - pedal steel guitar, dobro; Bruce Turgon - bass guitar; Scott Joss - fiddle;  Anna Jae - backing vocals. Recorded, mixed and master by Bruce Turgon at After Hours Recorders – Redding, CA.  All songs by Jonathan Foster (BMI) except #4 by Bob Dylan, #5 by Wayne Gray & Jonathan Foster, #7 by Joe Misztal & Jonathan Foster, and #8 by Derrick Guderian & Jonathan Foster. Design by Dana Jordan (dj design), Photos by Jonathan Foster. Copyright © 2019 Jonathan Leigh Foster – All Rights Reserved

Wildlife

Jonathan Foster

Folk-Americana Songwriter Jonathan Foster’s 4th studio album, the 10-song blissful listen Wildlife. He is joined by stars Scott Joss on fiddle (Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam), Bruce Turgon on Bass (Foreigner, Lou Gramm, Black Sheep), and Morgan Hannaford on pedal steel guitar and dobro (Honeybee, Muletown, Jim Dyar) with special
Folk-Americana Songwriter Jonathan Foster’s 4th studio album, the 10-song blissful listen Wildlife. He is joined by stars Scott Joss on fiddle (Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam), Bruce Turgon on Bass (Foreigner, Lou Gramm, Black Sheep), and Morgan Hannaford on pedal steel guitar and dobro (Honeybee, Muletown, Jim Dyar) with special guest Anna Jae on backing vocals. Foster delivers a beautiful album with poetic lyrics, passionate vocals, melodies and a diverse array of sounds and acoustic instrumentation. Highlighted by the first single California Golden, an upbeat cover of Bob Dylan's classic Girl from the North Country, the exquisite Bled The Blood, and the rousing Louise give this long-player an excellent mix of musical moments and emotions from the journeyman songwriter. Self-produced and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bruce Turgon at After Hours Recorders in Redding, CA from September 2018 - June 2019.
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Green Eyed Bird

Jonathan Foster

Independent record label, Miracle Mile Records (MMR) is proud to announce the July 4th release of “Green Eyed Bird”, a stellar, 12-song folk-rock studio album by singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster. This marks Foster’s 6th full length recording project and 3rd studio album with Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, Lou Gramm, Black Sheep) at After Hours
Independent record label, Miracle Mile Records (MMR) is proud to announce the July 4th release of “Green Eyed Bird”, a stellar, 12-song folk-rock studio album by singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster. This marks Foster’s 6th full length recording project and 3rd studio album with Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, Lou Gramm, Black Sheep) at After Hours Recorders in Redding, California. These brand new recordings will be available in CD, streaming and download formats at all popular online retailers and available at his tour shows this summer, through MMR, and www.JFMusic.net.

Green Eyed Bird includes Foster’s most introspective work to date and showcases his evolution as an independent artist with long-time comrades Morgan Hannaford (multi-instruments) and Joe Misztal on drums with several very special guest appearances. The first single, Sunrise Letdown leads off the project, a catchy and simple tale of growing up and going away when summer ends. Additionally, co-writes with Hannaford (Honeybee, Muletown, Jim Dyar) include the rollicking folklore noir about dragonfly’s (The Devil’s Darner), a classic alt-country breakup song (Fence Posts), and a sea-shanty ballad (To The Sea), which is also co-written and performed with songwriter Jim Dyar (Muletown, Jim Dyar Band). Also included is the haunting One Line At A Time about his wife’s travels to Sierra Leone fighting the Ebola virus that joins two other subtle protest songs Scotch Pine (Sing With Me) and Letters To The World. Rounding things out is the somewhat auto-biographical rocker Freewheeling American Dream, that explores the “don’t judge a book by its cover” idiom, an upbeat prison break fable, an alt-festive tune, songwriting contest winner Reclamation Town, and the resurrection of a crowd favorite that Foster wrote 16 years ago, Rain In July, complete with a roots orchestra.
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Green Eyed Bird (2017) Miracle Mile Records

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Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Bruce Turgon at After Hours Recorders, Redding, CA except drums recorded at The Square Studio, Syracuse, NY by Steve Sopchak. Jonathan Foster (BMI) vocals, guitars, harmonica, piano; Morgan Hannaford bass guitars, pedal steel guitar, dobro, vocals, mandolin, and co-writes on 2, 7, and 10; Joe Misztal drums; Susie Foster fiddle on 8, 12 and co-write on 8; Ron Gillette guitars on 3 and 9; Jim Dyar co write, guitar and vocals on 10; Bruce Turgon 12-string guitar on 3; Ron Harrington produced 11; Artwork by Sean J. Randall. All songs & Lyrics Copyright 2017 Jonathan Foster (BMI) unless listed below.

American Highway Live (2016) Miracle Mile Records
Recorded by Jay Pinto at the Black Dog in Snoqualmie, WA in August 2015 except tracks 1 at Silvana in NYC and 9 at The Shrine in NYC. Mixed & Mastered by Bruce Turgon at After Hours Recorders, Redding, CA.  All songs & lyrics Copyright 2016 Jonathan Foster (BMI) unless noted below. Mixing the Medicine and Crescent City Blues by Jonathan Foster (BMI) & Ronald L. Gillette II (BMI); Well Enough Alone by Tracy Jean Manuel (BMI); KC by Jonathan Foster (BMI) & Kyle Chunco.

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