Sometimes when we invite people to come to Ardent to record an episode of our little podcast something magical happens. Such is the case of Marcus Foster. When he showed up at the studio we didn’t know a lot about him, and he didn’t know a lot about us. But sometime over the course of the day we fell in love with each other.
The UK-based musician has been on the road non-stop since SXSW, touring the US with his piano player Jack Standen and spreading the word about his album, Nameless Path, and his upcoming EP. We first heard him just a few weeks ago when he played The Jimmy Fallon Show.
Foster is signed to Communion Records, the Geffen imprint of Mumford & Sons‘ Ben Lovett. The musical comparisons made between him and Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, and Van Morrison are very much deserved – especially when Pete Matthews, who was in Studio C producing another artist, passed by where we were recording and popped his head in just to say he was really digging what he heard from the hall.
Take a listen to hear what Matthews was raving about and to hear us chat about going to Stax, Foster recording his debut album in Wales and playing the piano used in the recording of Bohemian Rhapsody.