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This set is based in strong blues and R&B, with occasional soul touches, and with some truly world-class musicians in support, this is an early contender for my CD of the Year.

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"Smack Dab In The Middle", "The Real Thing" and "Good Man, Bad Thing" and "This Time I'm Gone For Good". Thank you for all your continued support!

top 50 songs for Connecticut roots music report

The Songs "The Real Thing" (#1) and "Good Man Bad Thing" (#9) are the holdouts this week!

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The song "Good Man, Bad Thing" is holding at #40 this week.

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The Real Thing

D.A. Foster

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A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mark S. Tucker
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D.A. Foster is one of the more unusual success stories not very well known in blues, rock, and their splinters. At the tender age of 19, he was the hands-on co-owner of a highly respected and quite eclectic Connecticut roadhouse, The Shaboo Inn. Hell, man, I was working at a Taco Tio and a used book shop in those same years at just about the same age, so, lord, do I ever feel like an underachiever now! More, Foster's never been a hidebound R&B aficionado and practitioner and thus ushered in combos like Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Police, and a welter of rising ensembles, as well as top bluesmen and women, all given the chance to stretch out and trot their chops at Shaboo. That's like being an entrepreneur in England and rubbing elbows with Led Zeppelin, Cream, the Groundhogs, and all the greats.

Thank you Netherlands!

triple r chart positions netherlands d.a. foster at position 19

How awesome is that?!? The songs are: At #5 is "The Real Thing", at #8 is "Down Home Blues" and at #9 is "Smack Dab In The Middle".

roots music report-april 14 2015 chart positions d.a. foster has three songs in

Thanks to all our fans for the support! We love you!

roots music report connecticut charts for april 14 2015

Ridin' on the charts still hanging at #47. Still, top 50!

april 14 roots music report

We're at #2 on the Connecticut Blues Charts for the week of April 8!

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From the age of 19 into his early 30's, through the 70's into the early 80's, D. A. Foster was co-owner of the Connecticut roadhouse, the Shaboo Inn, which booked such acts as Hall & Oates, the Police, Journey, AC/DC, and many others, but also hosted numerous blues acts….Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Freddie King, and Albert King, among others. Foster had natural vocal talents himself and benefitted from the tutelege of many of these blues talents, eventually fomring his own band in the late 70's, the Shaboo Allstars, a group which included Matt "Guitar" Murphy among its ranks.

Recently, Foster released his debut album, The Real Thing (Shaboo/VizzTone), a project which finds the singer joining forces with members of the Phantom Blues Band on a dozen soul and blues covers, some familiar, some not so familiar. Upon listening, you will realize a couple of things……(1) D. A. Foster is the real thing, and (2) why has it taken so long for him to release an album to verify (1).

Still ridin' the tide!! We're at #21 currently.

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