Daniel Knox, Josephine Foster – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – June 21st, 2013
Daniel Knox, Josephine Foster

Daniel Knox

Josephine Foster

Fri, June 21, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Daniel Knox - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Daniel Knox
This performance will celebrate Daniel Knox’s self-titled release for Carrot Top Records.

Long known for darkly distorting traditional American popular song styles, Knox employs a new, more wide-ranging sonic palette on his latest work. It’s ten songs were inspired by foggy memories of his childhood hometown of Springfield, IL and two recent collaborative works with photographer John Atwood. Recorded in his apartment, a makeshift studio in an industrial building, and at Chicago’s famed Electrical Audio, they feature Knox's powerful and unique baritone with an array of brass, strings, synthesizers, his usual band, and guest contributions from Brett Sparks (The Handsome Family) and Thor Harris (Bill Callahan, Swans, Shearwater).

“With a sound that’s as powerfully heartbreaking as it is playfully sinister, Chicago-based musician and composer Daniel Knox possesses a ferocious talent that lures you deep into his twisted but fascinating world.” - BlackBook

Josephine Foster
Josephine Foster
For this very special show at Constellation Josephine Foster will be joined by Victor Herraro and Michael Zerang.

Colorado-born singer and songwriter Josephine Foster began her career at age 15 as a paid funeral and wedding singer, including idiosyncratic gigs like singing folk ballads and operatic hymns in a Rocky Mountain log cabin chapel. Thus began a musical trajectory exploring the gap between ‘lowbrow’ and ‘highbrow’ music. After several years of meandering singing and artistic studies— harp, acting and opera stage direction— she moved to Chicago and there quickly shrugged off the idea of a traditional operatic career. Instead, she returned to her adolescent love of writing songs; revisiting early jazz, blues and folk forms, north indian classical music and others. She adapted her lieder and aria repertoire into simplified and intuitive arrangements, freely breaking classical music taboos.

Whilst working as a freelance singing and music teacher, she was invited to perform her songs in wildly and comically disparate settings, often supported by friends in a handful of duos and trios including: ‘The Supposed’ (with guitarist Brian Goodman and drummer Rusty Peterson); ‘Born Heller’ (with free-jazz bass player Jason Ajemian); ‘The Children’s Hour’ (with songwriter Andy Bar and occasional drummer David Pajo). She has performed around the globe— Australia, Europe, Canada, Israel, Ireland—and has recorded several albums of her original songs with these musicians in addition to other unaccompanied solo work. Her most recent solo release, Blood Rushing (Fire Records, 2012) was chosen among the best albums of 2012 in the WIRE.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618