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 4, 2017, marks the release of his 3rd studio album Green Eyed Bird (Miracle Mile Records/After Hours Recorders) . Engineered by Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, Lou Gramm, Black Sheep) and joined by Morgan Hannaford (Muletown, Jim Dyar Band, Honeybee) on pedal steel, bass, dobro, and mandolin with Joe Misztal (Tim Herron, Funky Blu Roots, Joe Henson) on drums and several special guest performers give Green Eyed Bird a smooth 12-song listen. Foster revels in engaging listeners with his tunes both solo and occasionally with a band. He has spent much of his life travelling and touring small venues across the U.S. for the past 5 years. In his music you'll hear traces of his geographic meanderings with a subtle yankee twang and 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.
His previous efforts include a solo 18-song live album "American Highway Live" (2016), a prime collection of his past 18 years of songwriting including many selections from the previous full length album "Help Me Run" (Miracle Mile Records 2015). Help Me Run, co-produced by Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, The Lou Gramm Band), continues to showcase Jonathan's artistic taste in music and songwriting where the land, highway and people meet in vibrato. This was the follow up from his 2013 debut studio album "Sabbatical" (also produced by Foster & Turgon) featuring songs that explore the human experience from travel, love, humor, and disappointment. Jonathan loves to play his Martin HD28 six-string with Elixir nanoweb strings and breaths clumsily through Hohner Special 20 harmonicas to give you that full of folk live music experience in the classic American singer-songwriter style that resonates from the Cascade to Adirondack mountains.
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