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Josephine Foster, an American modern folk singer/songwriter and musician from Colorado worked as -an adolescent- a funeral and wedding singer. Soon enough she was aspired to become an opera singer but her state of mind brought her to a point when she began recording her demos of the songs she has written. Her first recording, There Are Eyes Above (2000), an album of ukulele accompanied songs, and shortly then a tiny album consisting of children’s songs, Little Life (2001).

For several years she worked as a singing teacher in Chicago, recording and performing with a variety of musical acts. In 2004, joined by her occasional backing band The Supposed (Brian Goodman on guitar and Rusty Peterson on drums), she released an album of psychedelic rock called All the Leaves Are Gone.

Her voice keeps me reminding of ignoring the city and depicts perfectly a landscape that leads one to no movement, as her voice depends on no movement neither a trend. It’s even hard to tag her music, but one thing is simple to define that her soft voice is a memento of the middle era.

“She has practically defined what it means to be an outsider folk singer. Initially with Born Heller and then solo and accompanied by the Supposed, her unsettling soprano and way with a song takes the eerie otherness of those early Appalachian ballads and brings them, whispering, into our dreams.”