Foster expands beyond his music
Thursday, February 9, 2017
– Radney Foster announced today he would expand beyond his music by releasing a book of short fiction later this year.
"I realized that at heart, I'm a storyteller," said Foster. "This book gives me the chance to go further than what I can say in a three-minute song."
The "Sycamore Creek" project will include a book and a CD, and while they stand alone, the full story is told through both. "Each song has a companion short story," Foster said. "If you ever wanted to know more about the characters - what they were feeling, where they came from - here is your chance."
Foster crowd sourced the project, fully funding the Kickstarter in just four days. The campaign (picked by Kickstarter as a Project We Love) offers expanded fan-experience packages including autographed copies of the cd/book combo, VIP tickets to his shows, private fly fishing trips guided by Foster and autographed guitars.
"Sycamore Creek" will be published by Working Title Farm and released in September.
Upcoming dates are:
Feb. 24 - Red Clay Theatre - Duluth, GA
Feb. 25 - Moonlight on the Mountain - Birmingham, AL
March 31 - Dosey Doe - The Woodlands, TX
April 6 - Royers Pie Haven - Round Top, TX
April 7 - Blue Sage Hall - Kerrville, TX
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