FERAL FOSTER: Founder of Roots n Ruckus, a folk and blues event held every Wednesday night at Red Hook’s Jalopy Theatre.
SOUND: Expertly rendered traditional blues presented in such a frenzied and impassioned way. it’s practically athletic.
BEST OF THE SUBWAY: “I’m hearing a big resurgence of American folk music. For a long time, it was considered kind of lame--New York was a punky, insane place. But ‘old-timey music,’ as some call it―the hobo aesthetic―feels subversive now. It’s a punk, DIY sensibility with acoustic instruments, which works perfectly for transient music.”
WORST: “In New York City, number one, people are already kind of hostile, and, number two, you’re holding them hostage on a subway platform. Some people will look at you, so annoyed―‘I just got off work, I don’t want to hear this crap.”
FIND HIM AT: folkmusicinnewyork.com
Listen: "Golden Gates of Heaven"
Feral Foster, "Golden Gates of Heaven"