Sleepy Creek Concert Series presents Jeffery Foucault
Friday, April 27, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
Jeffrey Foucault grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. His father played a plywood guitar and his mother liked to sing. Winter Sundays were for church or ice fishing, which are not so different when you think about it. He went to college and dropped out, took a job on a fruit farm and started writing songs about a girl from Iowa. He finished school, roofed houses, drove a snowplow, and home-schooled the son of the local bar owner in exchange for beer. He cut his first album in the winter of 2000.
Longtime disciple of the rich and strange music that sings behind the American veil, Foucault has spent the last decade mining the darker seams of country and blues, producing a string of spare and elemental albums of rare power while garnering accolades across the United States and overseas for a tersely elegant brand of songwriting set apart by its haunting imagery and weather-beaten cool. He lives in Western Massachusetts.
“Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.” The New Yorker
“Songwriting brilliance.” Mojo
Seating is first come/first serve (except group special above) and begins one hour before the performance. Shows are general admission, but reservations are recommended. Sleepy Creek is a small, intimate venue, so please be courtious by turning off cell phones and keeping conversation low during performance. Don't worry, there is plenty of time between tunes to refill your glass and catchup with your neighbors.
GROUP SPECIAL Purchase 6 or more seats and receive a reduced rate of $13 per person, plus reserved seating. For this special, all seats must be paid for in advance with a single transaction. Call 217-733-0330 or stop by the tasting room for this rate.
When & Where
Sleepy Creek Vineyards
Sleepy Creek is a winery, vineyard, art gallery and performance venue located in east central Illinois. Go to www.sleepycreekvineyards.com for more information or call 217-733-0330