Jonathon Foster


Forging his own American dream, singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster brings a roots blend of Folk Americana music as a recording and performing artist. He is known for his soulful vocals, passionate delivery, off the beaten path introspective lyrics, artist collaborations, and dedication to independent music. Residing in Northern California by way of Northern New York state you can hear traces of songwriter inspiration from John Prine, John Hiatt, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, James McMurtry, Todd Snider, Hayes Carll, Gillian Welch, Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Neil Young, Natalie Merchant and Warren Zevon in Foster`s music. Jonathan is a motivated, independent, do it yourself artist who revels in getting out and engaging listeners with his tunes. Foster has spent the latter half of his life travelling the world and developing his songwriting and passion for music while touring intermittently across the US for the past 4 years. He is also one of the founding artist of the independent record label Miracle Mile Records. His latest solo live album released in the Spring of 2016 from his previous summer tour, is a prime collection of his past 18 years of songwriting including many selections from his latest full length album "Help Me Run" (Miracle Mile Records). Help Me Run, co-produced by Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, The Lou Gramm Band), continues to showcase Jonathan`s artistic taste in music and songwriting where the land, highway and people meet in vibrato. This project features the musical and vocal complements of Morgan Hannaford (bass & mando), Tracy Manuel (percussion & vocals), and Ron Gillette (guitars) with special guests Katrina Ericson (vocals), Jim Dyar (guitar & vocals), Torri Pratt (vocals), Joe Misztal (drums), and Susie Foster (fiddle). This is the follow up from his 2013 debut studio album "Sabbatical" (also produced by Foster & Turgon) featuring songs that explore the human experience from travel, love, humor, and disappointment. Jonathan loves his Martin HD28 six-string with Elixir nanoweb strings and sometimes breaths clumsily through Hohner Special 20 harmonicas.