On October 16th, 2015 Jeffrey Foucault will release SALT AS WOLVES – his fifth collection of original songs and tenth full-length studio album. Cut live to tape in just three days in rural Minnesota, SALT AS WOLVES moves like a vintage Chess record: a tough, spare collection of darkly rendered blues and ballads, twelve tracks that exist out of time, like a field recording of a place that never existed. In a series of letters to lovers, friends, heroes, and family, Foucault deftly weaves together disparate strands of sound and experience, raw love, and hard wisdom.
Featuring his long-time tour partner Billy Conway on drums, SALT AS WOLVES reunites Jeffrey with legendary electric guitar player Bo Ramsey (who produced his 2006 album, Ghost Repeater), and Cold Satellite bassist Jeremy Moses Curtis. Caitlin Canty – whose breakout 2015 release Reckless Skyline Jeffrey produced and played on – sings all the backing vocals. In language richly simple and profound Foucault plumbs the implications of a life spent looking for the real, in a series of epistolary songs that locate the transcendent moment or its seeking, the love we don’t understand, the thing that’s lost when a great spirit dies.
Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a 1930’s Recording King guitar and a darkly radiant alto. Canty released Reckless Skyline on January 20, 2015; an album produced by acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault and featuring an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk.