Josephine Foster - Graphic As A Star (2 stars)

Josephine Foster - Graphic As A Star

(Fire)

Colorado-born folkie Jo Foster, delivers her fifth solo set, inspired and based on the works of 19th century poet Emily Dickenson. Comprising 26 short fireside-folk dirges (think Shirley Collins or Tiny Tim), it falls short of the oblique talent she showed on last year’s This Coming Gladness.

On too many occasions promising songs are left abandoned like some remote mountain shack, the exceptions, such as ‘In Falling Timbers Buried’, ‘Tell As a Marksman’ and ‘I Could Bring You Jewels’, recreating some kinda funereal sing-a-long fete for dysfunctional Dylan-ites. Hide the razor blades.

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