- May 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
- CSPS Hall
- $17 advance | $21 door
In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock and folk. He’s built a brick-and-mortar international touring career on multiple studio albums, countless miles, and general critical acclaim, being lauded for “Stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest” (The New Yorker), and described as “Quietly brilliant” (The Irish Times), while catching the ear of everyone from Van Dyke Parks, to Greil Marcus, to Don Henley, who regularly covers Foucault in his live set.
The new CD, Blood Brothers, the much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves (“Immaculately tailored … close to perfection,” New York Times)is a collection of reveries, interlacing memory with the present tense to examine the indelible connections of love across time and distance. The poet Wallace Stevens wrote that technique is the proof of seriousness, and from the first suspended chord of “Dishes,” a waltzing hymn to the quotidian details of life, Foucault deftly cuts the template for the album as a whole, showing his mastery of technique as he unwinds a deeply patient collection of songs at the borderlands of memory and desire.