by Jim Ridley
Over at our sister music blog Nashville Cream, D. Patrick Rodgers has details about a show tonight many Country Lifers will want to know about:
[Local] booker of shows Chris Davis is known for putting together some pretty substantial folk, psychedelic and experimental bills, and the shindig he's scheduled for tonight at Betty's appears to be no exception. Far-out, folk-rooted guitar guru William Tyler needs little introduction here in Nashville. Beautifully melodic and ramshackle folk outfit The Cherry Blossoms are a bit lesser known, perhaps (although this guy posted a bunch of their tracks on his YouTube channel, if you'd like to do some exploring).
And then there's Colorado's psychedelic folkstress Josephine Foster, who manages to meld a wonderfully haunting amalgam from the traditional American styles of folk, blues and rock. Foster is featured on the September cover of Wire Magazine, and you can hear three of her new tunes at Wire's website. Above you can hear one of Foster's older tunes, "All I Wanted Was the Moon," which is appropriately accompanied by footage from Georges Méliès' film Le Voyage dans la Lune.
So. Three acts, each known for its unique, avant-garde take on American folk music, and each blessed with the gift of transfixing melody. There's a Facebook event page, if that's what you're into. Starts at 9 p.m., cover is $5-7.