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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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Revival CD review - Revival
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Moakler does it his way – Steve Moakler told the good-sized crowd that he had played just about every college there is in the area. Now, that would be quite a lot and probably a bit hyperbolic. But the point is he's trying to do it his way. Without the benefits of commercial radio play or a label behind him, Moakler has benefitted from extraterrestrial radio playing his... »»»
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