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Monday, 12.05.2014, 20:20
oh what a night...
Josephine Foster (USA)
The singer and songwriter Josephine Foster is coming in from rocky Colorado and her terrain is folk, art song and psychedelic rock. Nothing beats learning a trade from the valley up: Early on and as a kid she sang at events as divergent as wakes and weddings and then went on to study and aspire to be an opera singer and she even recorded herself while playing the ukulele.

Her education didn't end there - Josephine also plays a mean guitar, piano and harmonica. After diverse albums, this extremely talented woman with the sharp features and penetrating eyes gave us her latest, «I'm A Dreamer». Simple arrangements, convincing songs, Josephine Foster's telling us she's for real with this heartbreakingly intimate, melancholic and refreshingly frugal production of a collection of her songs. Please, keep on dreaming on.


Sharing the bill with Josephine tonight is Sir Richard Bishop; the «Sir» is accounted for by him having been knighted not by a sword but by the neck of the guitar. And indeed, he's master and hero alike of the glorious axe which he furiously handles and cajoles in a manner that brings up the likes of Django Reinhardt, John McLaughlin, Ritchie Blackmore, James Blood Ulmer, Sonny Sharrock and Ali Akbar Khan, even Paco De Lucia. With his killer chops, he fleetfingers and tripstrings his way along the roads leading from India (there visiting the Kali priestess?) to the Middle East and across deserts across the Atlas mountains of Northern Africa and, of course, the Americas. Feel him when he's in his own world: It's when the electric guitar miraculously becomes the electric sitar. Heavenly music yes, by god for sure, hell yeah. And his sound's like you're being pursued by a swarm of killer bees and feels like being run down by a runaway train. Yess-sir-eee 
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