Music: Jonathan Foster
A balm for the past two years, Jonathan Foster is a singer-songwriter in the John Denver or John Prine vein. He performs on Wednesday, April 27 in Medford at Johnny B’s. He recently caught up with the Messenger for a quick Q&A.
RVM: Who are some of your musical heroes?
JF: John Prine, The Band, Townes Van Zandt, Ben Harper, Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Leadbelly, and The Tragically Hip.
RVM: What do you hope an audience member will walk away from a performance with?
JF: A proverbial filled cup inspired by their new favorite independent songwriter.
RVM: What is it about northern California that enters into your songs?
JF: The natural beauty and history of Northern California’s and Southern Oregon’s forests, mountains, rivers and coasts have long been a part of my muse as a songwriter and biologist.
9 pm Wednesday, April 27
Johnny B’s Rocking Diner, 120 E. 6th Ave, Medford