Plain simple: The uniqueness of independent record stores should be supported!
Radney will be signing copies of his latest release, “Everything I Should Have Said,” at one of our favorite “local” record stores. We certainly hope you’ll stop by and meet Radney and pick up a signed copy or two!
July 30 Waterloo Records — Austin, TX 5 pm
Hope to see you there!
Courtesy – MySSNews.com
In a stroke of genius, singer/songwriter Radney Foster has managed to write something special for the women in his life – his muse, his wife, his daughter and his ex-wife. As crazy as it sounds, the girls love their songs on “Something I Should Have Said,” (May 13, Devil’s River Records). Well, at least the real girls.
And, if we could summon his muse, I’ll bet she’d agree this is some of the best work of Foster’s rich, long career.
The first cut, “Whose Heart You Wreck,” chronicles the ups and downs between an artist and his inspiration – the muse.
“It’s about my struggle with her,” Foster said during a telephone interview from his Nashville home. “She causes me to be late for a dinner party and to stay up until three in the morning.” … Continue Reading
Courtesy – MyKindOfCountry.com
By: Jonathan Pappalardo
To record his first album of original material since 2009, Radney Foster traveled to Dockside Studios in Lafayette, Louisiana, a converted whorehouse lacking modern amenities. Working alongside musicians he’s collaborated with during his two plus decades making music, Foster has crafted some of the most personal work of his career.
As a result, Everything I Should’ve Said radiates with rejuvenated energy from an artist roaring with passion and contemplating sizable ache. The rough edginess producer Justin Tocket brings to the proceedings displays a palpable urgency, even if the slightly dusty dirt penetrating the tracks comes off a little heavy-handed at times.
Self-penned stunner “Whose Heart You Wreck (Ode To The Muse),” which opens the album, finds Foster tipsy and ravished at the mercy of creativity, and not the hands of a woman: “You saunter in at 2 am and whisper poetry.Sensuous, whiskey-soaked and breathless next to me.You’ll sneak out before the dawn, but what should I expect? ‘Cause you don’t really give a damn whose heart you wreck.” That thematic twist is a stroke of brilliance and turns what could’ve been just an average heartbreaker into something far deeper and more impactful. … Continue Reading
Courtesy – Juli Thanki – Engine 145
“I never thought I’d say this, but thank God for morphine,” laughs Radney Foster. In late April, he battled a painful bout of shingles so severe that it forced him to cut his Scotland tour short and cancel what would have been his first appearance at Stagecoach. The illness and show cancellations were a physical and emotional blow for the 54-year-old singer-songwriter, but when talking about his new album, Everything I Should Have Said (his first solo record of new material in five years), he perks right up.
“I tend to write 40 to 50 songs a year, so I had lots of material to weed through for this album,” Foster explains. To help narrow down those couple hundred songs into a manageable bunch, he called upon friend and producer Justin Tocket. “Justin is somebody I really trust, and he didn’t have any emotional ties to the songs, so I let him be brutal and honest: he’d tell me ‘This song is better than that one,” or ‘While this is a great song, maybe a hit song for somebody else, it tells me nothing about you, Radney Foster.’ So we tried to make the album as meaningful and personal as we possibly could.” … Continue Reading
Radney Foster unveils Everything I Should Have Said
First record of new material in five years available today
“I’m always trying to find a little piece of the truth,” says the Texas born and bred singer-songwriter. With Everything I Should Have Said, the truth is laid bare. His first collection of new songs in 5 years opens with “Whose Heart You Wreck,” a stormy lament to a fickle muse and closes with the title track, an unflinching apology for things done and left undone. In between, Foster uncovers the smaller truths in life, whether in the confessional “The Man You Want,” the frustration behind “Lie About Loving Me” or the playful frankness of “Unh, Unh, Unh.”
“My challenge is, how do you have another take on a love song? How do you keep it interesting?” For Foster, it meant leaving Nashville behind, and bringing a suitcase full of songs and like-minded musical friends to Louisiana.
“I wanted the album to have a band feel, and to do that I knew we needed to get away from schedules and cell phones.” They landed at Dockside Studios, a little pocket of soul alongside the Louisiana bayou. The space is the site of a long-forgotten brothel, and far from the sterile studios of Nashville. … Continue Reading
Radney’s latest release has been spotlighted as an iTunes Exclusive. Who’s Heart You Wreck (Ode To The Muse) available now on iTunes. This song was written by Radney and is from his forthcoming album, Everything I Should Have Said. The album will be released on May 13th.
While on tour in Europe, Foster contracted shingles, a painful viral infection, and was ordered to rest to avoid further complications. He has been forced to cancel of all of his engagements this week in California, including the annual Stagecoach Festival.
Foster is expected to make a full recovery