Josephine Foster (US)

“Listening to Josephine Foster is like becoming unstuck from time” wrote The Line of Best Fit about Josephine Foster’s recent two day residency at Café Oto in London. A show which was completely sold out. The timeless quality of Foster’s music has made her one of the most respected artists in contemporary psych-folk since she released her debut album in 2000. An artist that draws on everything from early American blues and folk to Tin Pan Alley, jazz and German Lieder and modern poetry. While her music may seem quiet it holds a vast drama contained in her fragile voice. She has just released her new album “No More Lamps In The Morning”, which was described by Folk Radio with the following words: “Her songs are often like characters in a carnival parade – some are mildly grotesque, some flamboyant and others more muted. Those on No More Lamps In the Morning are, for all their apparent restraint, some of the most compelling and haunting of her career.”