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This week 5 lucky WUMB Members will win a pair of tickets to see Jeffrey Foucault at the City Winery in Boston, MA!

The winners will be announced on the morning of Friday September 28.
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Jeffrey Foucault Blood Brothers Release Tour w. opener Laurie Sargent
Place: City Winery, 80 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114
Time: Friday, October 5th, 8:00pm (doors at 6:00pm)
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BLOOD BROTHERS, the much-anticipated follow-up to Jeffrey Foucault's critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves ("Immaculately tailored... Sometimes his songs run right up to the edge of the grandiose and hold still, and that's when he's best... Close to perfection" - New York Times; "Pure Songwriter, simple and powerful" - Morning Edition, NPR) is a collection of reveries, interlacing memory with the present tense to examine the indelible connections of love across time and distance. The poet Wallace Stevens wrote that technique is the proof of seriousness, and from the first suspended chord of 'Dishes' - a waltzing hymn to the quotidian details of life, which are life itself ('Do the dishes / With the windows open') - Foucault deftly cuts the template for the album as a whole, showing his mastery of technique as he unwinds a deeply patient collection of songs at the borderlands of memory and desire.

In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock'n'roll, and folk. He's built a brick-and-mortar international touring career on multiple studio albums, countless miles, and general critical acclaim, being lauded for "Stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest" (The New Yorker), and described as "Quietly brilliant" (The Irish Times), while catching the ear of everyone from Van Dyke Parks to Greil Marcus, to Don Henley, who regularly covers Foucault in his live set. BLOOD BROTHERS is the sixth collection of original songs in a career remarkable for an unrelenting dedication to craft, and independence from trend.

Cut live to tape in three days at Pachyderm Studios in rural Minnesota, BLOOD BROTHERS reconvenes Salt As Wolves' all-star ensemble: Billy Conway on drums, Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams) on electric guitars, and Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass, joined this time out by pedal steel great Eric Heywood (Pretenders) to unite in the studio both iterations of the band with which Foucault has toured and recorded for over a decade. Charting a vision of American music without cheap imitation or self-conscious irony, the ensemble deploys an instinctive restraint and use of negative space, an economy of phrase and raw simplicity that complement perfectly Foucault's elegant lines and weather-beaten drawl.

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