Braw Gigs and Summerhall
Note: Doors will be at 22:00 for 22:15 start.
The wonderful singer-songwriter Josephine Foster breathes new life into this old world: her many albums are celebrations of myth making, with ancient and modern images, themes, incidents and characters coursing through the songs beautiful realised narratives.
Josephine Foster returns with her new album ‘I’m A Dreamer’. Following from the success of her previous critically acclaimed album ‘Blood Rushing’, which toured to great success.
Josephine Foster is not only a captivating songwriter and performer (a former opera singer), but also is daring, versatile and irreverent in her approach to subject and form. She has covered Emily Dickerson (Graphic As A Star) and sung German art songs (A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing), and recently adapted Lorca and Spanish folk/poems (in her recent albums with Victor Herrero, where she has sung in Spainish) as well as releasing an album with The Cherry Blossoms among myriad other projects.
"It’s a pretty much perfect set, a quiet masterclass in songwriting with melodies that find the sweet spot in unexpected places and a self-possessed beauty that only grows with every listen."
"Her most orthodox album, perhaps, and by some distance her best."
"As she slides across the notes she hits an ethereal sweetness at the top of her range."