Foster has a warm, inviting, and understated vocal style that easily fits a variety of blues and soul styles, going from polished and upscale to gritty with little effort. I'm pretty sure that you will have a ball listening to this fun and entertaining set of blues and soul. You'll agree that D. A. Foster is definitely the real thing.

Graham Clarke | Blues Bytes Magazine

Great News

  • 2015 blues blast magazine awards

    We're excited to announce that D.A. Foster's The Real Thing has been nominated for the 2015 Blues Blast Magazine's Music Awards in TWO catgories! "Best Soul Blues Album" and "Best New Artist"

    Voting begins July 15th,
    and we'll reach out then to implore you to cast a vote for us.

  • Over on our page some of our customers who bought the album also took the time to write glowing reviews. Thanks folks! We sure do appreciate the kind words.

    Am so pleased with this album. I love that there is such a variety of songs because some albums can end up being the same song with slight variations, which becomes very boring very quickly. Not only is there a variety of blues, but each song shines on its own and is as good as the next. The variation in the mix keeps me listening. In particular, I love the lyrics, which I would describe as mature/grown-up/realistic, meaning there is no misogyny, the speaker has the maturity to admit that mistakes were made - by both sexes - but despite our flaws, there is still good to be had in the relationships. I would definitely buy this artist, again. I've become a fan!

    What a pleasant surprise. Not a "new" artist but unknown to me, I heard one track on Sirius Bluesville and had to check this guy out. A seasoned blend of blues and R&B with excellent contributions from all players and singers. The artist himself has a voice reminiscent of Dr. John or Delbert McClinton, well worn but comfortable, able to deliver the emotion to a song without effort. The songs range from good time rockin' party music to soulful reflections on love sung with the authority and maturity of someone who has lived life fully. Another example of a very talented artist who has survived the often indifferent music "business" and just continues to make good music. I am glad he has.

  • d.a. foster

    Work Vessels for Veterans was born in 2008 after John Niekrash, a Noank, CT lobsterman heard the story of a wounded warrior’s unwavering dedication and service after having been severely injured in Iraq. Hearing a call to action, John decided that the boat that had served him well for seventeen years should go to someone who had served his country.

    Krasher I was refurbished and donated to USMC Reservist Richard Giguere who served two tours in Iraq and later in Afghanistan. Richard is now working the boat in Narragansett Bay, RI as a commercial fisherman.

  • ↑↑↑BIG UPS!!!↑↑↑ to Elwood Blues and his awesome website The Bluesmobile for featuring D.A. Foster! Make sure you check it out and tune in.

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