Beneath the radar emerges a seasoned veteran of acoustic-driven melodies wrought with story and full of truth and song. It would be hard-pressed to assume that singer-songwriter Reed Foehl could slip through unnoticed or untouched. With the release of his debut solo LP "Spark" currently underway,
Boston-born Foehl finds himself on the cusp of a significant career transformation.
Foehl, who collectively sold over 100,000 records with his former band, Acoustic Junction, is releasing his first solo record, Spark, which will be available in stores nationwide March 9, 2004. The young singersongwriters eight-year commitment with Acoustic Junction lead him through the release of five records, one major label and one independent label record deal, and over 1200 live performances. With the December 10, 2003 launch of his start-up label, NEVER-FOEHL Records, the former Acoustic Junction frontman is adhering to his independent spirit by issuing Spark the old-fashioned way: on his own.
Experiencing music from an early age, both domestically and on the street, Foehl got his start playing live music as a street performer in Bostons Fanuel Hall at the tender age of eleven. Foehls parents provided an integral musical diet at home, performing in their now 25-year-old bluegrass band, which still holds practice every Thursday night.
Throughout his musical career, Foehl has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Dave Matthews, Patti Griffin, Taj Mahal, David Lindley, Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic, Guster, Howie Day, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. In addition to performing with renowned artists, Foehl has also recorded with such industry greats as Graham Nash, Morphine drummer Billy Conway, Mellencamp drummer Kenny Aronoff and Hall and Oates bass player T-Bone Walk.
Making way to the small screen in 2003, music from Spark has been featured on Dawsons Creek television series and second-season DVD, as well as CBSs Joan of Arcadia and Foxs Party of Five DVD. Foehls forthcoming solo effort has also garnered generous critical acclaim, earning praises from, among others,
The Boston Globe " [he] sings like he feels every note...each song tells a story, all of which he relates astonishingly well," and The Harford Current "songs with soul...no one goes away disappointed."
Foehls honest storytelling and melodic songwriting provide the rare makeup of a truly memorable artist; his independence, character and passion for performing live have granted him the ability to continue doing that which he does best.