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Josephine Foster

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Josephine Foster born April 19, 1974 is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Colorado, United States As an adolescent she worked as a funeral and wedding singer, and aspired to become an opera singer After her studies she began to record demos of her own songs, resulting in the early recordings There Are Eyes Above 2000, an album of ukulele accompanied songs strongly influenced by Tin Pan Alley, and an album of children's songs, Little Life 2001

For several years she worked as a singing teacher in Chicago, recording and performing with a variety of musical acts on the side including Born Heller, a project with free jazz-bassist Jason Ajemian, and The Children's Hour, a pop band formed with songwriter Andrew Bar In 2004, joined by her occasional backing band The Supposed Brian Goodman on guitar and Rusty Peterson on drums, she released an album of psychedelic rock called All the Leaves Are Gone which has drawn comparison to Patti Smith and Jefferson Airplane

The songs on her first solo studio album Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You 2005, Locust Music evoke American folk and blues forms of the early 20th century A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, released in 2006, features unorthodox interpretations of 19th century German Lieder This Coming Gladness, was released in 2008 and featured the contributions of Victor Herrero on electric guitar and percussion by Alex Neilson In early 2009 she released an album of 27 Emily Dickinson song settings entitled Graphic as a Star with the British independent record label, Fire Records Thereafter began her work in rural Spain, with her husband Victor Herrero collecting and arranging collections of folk songs, resulting in the recordings Anda Jaleo a resetting of Garcia Lorca´s piano/voice transcriptions of Spanish songs, and Perlas a selection of Spanish songs made by Foster herself respectively

In 2012, she returned to Colorado to record a solo album Blood Rushing which took inspiration from local themes from her childhood such as the western geography, native rhythms, and imagined mythology The album was recorded in a Boulder yoga studio by the Andrija Tokic It featured the ensemble of Victor Herrero on classical and electric guitars, Paz Lenchantin on bass, Heather Trost on violin, and Ben Trimble on pueblo skin drums

Foster released a full-length album, I'm A Dreamer on November 12, 2013, and "No More Lamps In The Morning" on February 5, 2016 The latter included two tracks setting poems by James Joyce and Rudyard Kipling to Foster's own music


  • 2000: There Are Eyes Above
  • 2001: Little Life
  • 2003: SOS JFK with The Children's Hour
  • 2004: All the Leaves Are Gone Josephine Foster and the Supposed
  • 2004: Born Heller with Jason Ajemian
  • 2005: Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You
  • 2006: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
  • 2008: This Coming Gladness
  • 2009: Graphic as a Star
  • 2010: Anda Jaleo with The Victor Herrero Band
  • 2012: Perlas with The Victor Herrero Band
  • 2012: Blood Rushing
  • 2013: I'm A Dreamer
  • 2016 "No More Lamps In The Morning"


  1. ^ "Josephine Foster & the Supposed" Archived from the original on June 5, 2011 Retrieved February 29, 2008 
  2. ^ "No More Lamps In The Morning" Amazon Amazoncouk Retrieved 7 February 2016 
  3. ^ Josephine Foster "Josephine Foster | Discography" AllMusic Retrieved 2013-12-05 
  4. ^ "No More Lamps In The Morning" Amazon Amazoncouk Retrieved 7 February 2016 

External links

  • Official website
  • National Public Radio interview
  • Harmonic Rooms feature
  • Dusted magazine review
  • article in The Stranger
  • Tiny Mix Tapes review of This Coming Gladness
  • Blood Rushing review from La Blogothèque in French
  • Folk Radio UK review of Blood Rushing

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