Jeffrey Foucault

Genres: Folk
Decades: 2000s


Wisconsin, USA. Singer-songwriter Foucault studied history at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, during which time he began performing on the local coffee house circuit. Inspired by artists such as Greg Brown, John Prine and Chris Smither, Foucault immersed himself in the roots music of his country, drawing on blues, folk and country on his impressive debut, Miles From The Lightning. The album, warmly received by the roots rock community, was self-released in 2001. The critics were particularly impressed by the narrative drive of Foucault’s material, augmented by sensitive backing from fellow songwriters Peter Mulvey and Mark Olson. The final track, ‘Miles From The Lightning’, was dedicated to Townes Van Zandt, a performer with whom Foucault was being regularly compared. Next was a loose-knit project teaming Foucault with fellow songwriters Mulvey and Kris Delmhorst. In 2003, the trio released an endearing, self-titled album as Redbird on the...

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