THIS COMING GLADNESS
2008’s follow-up to the delightfully antiquated ‘A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing’ comes back to the kind of folk she established on ‘Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You…’ & to the English language.
this is her best effort to date & deserves top grades in every aspect : songwriting, production & that voice, so uncannily like Joan Baez & yet so unlike her. Foster plays a little harp this time, along with acoustic guitar & piano. She is accompanied by drummer Alex Nielson & guitarist Victor Herrero, whose acidic, occasionally atonal leads provide a factor of contemporaneity & disturbance. As far as the underground/alternative circuit is concerned, this is right up there with joanna Newsom's ‘Ys’.