Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band: “Sangre Colorada”
Singer and songwriter Josephine Foster has one of the most singular and versatile voices in contemporary folk. Her fluttering soprano serves as perfect accompaniment to her minimalist arrangements. With that voice she’s tackled hippie psychedelic rock, Tin Pan Alley and Spanish folk with ease.
Foster began her professional career in 2000 with the release of her sparse first record These Eyes Are Above. The following year she made a slight left turn and released a set of children’s songs called Little Life. In 2004 Foster turned in All the Leaves Are Gone, a haunting set of 60s-inspired, psychedelic-folk tunes, but never one to remain in one genre too long, Foster has also penned albums that touch on the classical world (2006′s A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing) and dusty folk (2005′s Hazel Eyes).
For her latest work, Perlas (which is set for a May 15 release), Foster has again teamed up with Victor Herrero Band. Foster worked with the Spanish folk group previously on 2010′s Anda Jaleo, a collection of songs based on the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. Foster and Herrero recorded Perlas live in a small studio on the coast of southern Spain. You can hear the intimacy of the recording on tunes like today’s song of the day, “Sangre Colorada.” It’s a peppy, yet languid song that has the breezy feel of an afternoon spent playing music in the warm Spanish sun.