Josephine Foster

(Based in Chicago)

Josephine Foster is singer-songwriter from Colorado. After moving to Chicago, she joined the local music scene, playing with different acts such as the pop band The Children’s Hour Born and Born Heller, her folk-fused experimental project. After realising the potential of self-producing her music, Foster began recording extensively at home.

Josephine Foster’s influence are vast and her output is varied. Her first major release, All the Leaves are Gone (2004), is comprised of eclectic country songs, with a rhythm provided supported by the Supposed. Her follow-up, Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You (2005), focuses on folk ballads and acoustic hymns, whereas A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (2006) features renditions of German lieder.

Foster has been an active member of the scene, with which she was associated after being championed by Banhart. She has toured extensively with Nick Castro and Marissa Nadler.