Jeffrey Foucault will be releasing his fifth album ‘Salt As Wolves’on October 16 via Blueblade Records.
The first track available from Salt as Wolves is ‘Left This Town’, a number Foucault describes as, “A straight-up rocker without pretense.” Along with the new album release, an extensive tour is also planned over the coming months across the US.
‘Salt As Wolves’ is not an exploration but a statement: here is the man in full, extending his musical reach in the toughness and precision of his electric guitar work (as he distills a modal, hypnotic electric blues reminiscent of John Lee Hooker and Jessie Mae Hemphill), in the mature range and depth of his singing, and in the intimacy and vulnerability of his songwriting. Cut live to tape in just three days in rural Minnesota, ‘Salt As Wolves’ moves like a vintage Chess record, with an openness and dimensionality that beckons the listener further in.
Jeffrey Foucault Tour Dates:
Sep 17 – Nashville, TN – City Winery (Americana Music Conference)
Oct 14 – Spring Lake, MI – Seven Steps Up (Caitlin Canty opens)
Oct 15 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern (Caitlin Canty opens)
Oct 16 – Rhinelander, WI – WXPR @ Nicolet LRC Theater (Caitlin Canty opens)
Oct 17 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House (Caitlin Canty opens)
Oct 18 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club
Oct 22 – La Crosse, WI – Cavalier Theatre (Caitlin Canty opens)
Oct 23 – Milwaukee, WI – Anodyne (Caitlin Canty opens)
Oct 24 – Goshen, IN – Ignition Garage (Caitlin Canty opens)
Nov 06 – Santa Monica, CA – McCabe’s Concert Hall
Nov 07 – San Francisco, CA – Makeout Room
Nov 08 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
Nov 11 – Sisters, OR – The Belfrey
Nov 12 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
Dec 03 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot (Caitlin Canty opens)
Dec 04 – W. Rutland, VT – West Rutland Town Hall (Caitlin Canty opens)
Dec 06 – W. Harwich, MA – Harwich Junion Theatre
Dec 09 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
Dec 11 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (Caitlin Canty opens)
Jeffrey Foucault was 17 when he learned to play all the songs John Prine’s eponymous debut on his father’s mail-order guitar, spending long evenings in his bedroom spinning piles of old records on a hand-me-down turntable. Foucault began writing the songs that became his first record (2001’s Miles From the Lightning). Since that release he’s been everything from solo country-blues troubadour to frontman for a six-piece rock ‘n’ roll band, along the way compiling a discography remarkable for its visceral power and complex poetics.