Jeffrey Foucault sixth studio album, Cold Satellite. The album was born out of a collaboration between Mr. Foucault and longtime friend, and contemporary American Poet, Lisa Olstein. Ms. Olstein is the author of Radio Crackling Radio Gone, and Lost Alphabet, both published by Copper Canyon Press.
Mr. Foucault is someone I have been following for quite some time. I was initially turned on to his work when I head the Redbird album, an excellent collaboration with Kris Delmhorst and Peter Mulvey. From there I picked up Ghost Repeater and his debut album, Miles From The Lightning.
Mr Foucault’s full-length album tribute of John Prine’s work, Shoot The Moon Right Between The Eyes is an impressive homage worth checking out, and one I’ve enjoyed since catching John Prine at last year’s Newport Folk Festival. His previous collaboration before the Cold Satellite album, Seven Curses, with Mark Erelli Erelli is an album of murder ballads, including stellar covers including Bruce Springsteen’s “Johnny 99” to Neil Young’s “Powderfinger”, as well as some traditional tunes.