|// Date: October 10, 2010,
// Venue: HBC (ex-Haus Ungarn), Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9, 10178 Berlin
// Doors: 20:00h , Showtime: 21:00h SHARP!!
Josephine Foster is an American modern folk singer-songwriter and musician from Colorado. As an adolescent she worked as a funeral and wedding singer, and aspired to become an opera singer. Several years later she abandoned the idea and began to record demos of her songs, resulting in the early recordings There Are Eyes Above (2000), an album of ukulele accompanied songs strongly influenced by Tin Pan Alley, and a short 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 duo 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 on Locust Music 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 (Locust Music), features unorthodox interpretations of 19th century German Lieder. Her third solo album, This Coming Gladness, was released in 2008. In early 2009 she signed to London-based Label Fire Records (uk).
ANDA JALEO (Fire Records, 2010) Federico Garcia Lorca’s popular folk song collection “Las Canciones Populares Espanolas” was banned under Franco’s dictatorship and today the music survives but marginally within the Spanish sub-conscious. Taking their cue from Lorca and La Argentinita’s infectious 1931 recording of the songs, Josephine Foster a nd her partner Spanish musician Victor Herrero have arranged the poetically rich collection for their new acoustic band, formed while living in the Grenadine Sierra. Anda Jaleo is the band’s live recording of “Las Canciones”; a visceral celebration of the persistance of popular anonymous song.
Local Support: Marc Marcovic (Weiser:Music), Dj Falko Teichmann (Goldmund)
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