Reed Foehl

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Reed Foehl first made his name as a musician while working with the jam band Acoustic Junction, and subsequently went on to a solo career that found him blurring the lines between rock, folk, bluegrass, and improvisational music. Born and raised in Boston, Foehl relocated to Boulder, Colorado in 1989, and he soon teamed up with fellow musicians Tim Roper, Curtis Thompson, and Matt Coconis to form the group Acoustic Junction. Like many acts on the jam band scene, Acoustic Junction found an audience for their eclectic music through extensive live work, and in 1991 they released their first album, Love It for What It Is. Acoustic Junction would release four more albums (including one issued under the name Fool's Progress due to pressure from their record company) before the group folded in 2000; Foehl chalked up the breakup to the stresses of ten years on the road. During his days with Acoustic Junction, Foehl first began writing material for himself, releasing a low-key collection of solo performances titled Leo's Song in 1995 (and reissuing it in 2005). After a few years of focusing on his songwriting and spending more time with his son, Foehl officially launched his solo career in 2004 with the album Spark, and soon renewed his commitment to playing live. In 2005, Foehl was invited to join Vince Herman, formerly of Leftover Salmon, in a new band he was forming for a benefit concert, Great American Taxi. While Foehl considered Herman to be a good friend and a talented collaborator, he decided his solo career was where his loyalties lay when Herman opted to make the new group a going concern, and he left Great American Taxi before they released their first album in 2007, instead putting out his third album, Stoned Beautiful, the same year. Foehl's album Once an Ocean arrived in 2009, and in 2014 he joined forces with the roots music label Immersive Records to release Lost in the West. ~ Mark Deming

  • ORIGIN
    Boston, MA
  • GENRE
    Rock

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