Summer Lovin'

Friends and lovers, its been a long cold winter and I'm so exited to enjoy some sunshine this summer.  The season is nearly all booked up with weddings, patio parties, festivals and fairs.  I wanted to do a quick post to highlight some of the cool shows I have booked for the SUMMER!


The Painted Lady with Hudson Hogarth

Wednesday May 24th @ 9pm

One of Toronto's most intimate live music venues, come by and support live and local music.  I will be opening up with a set of original songs with my Farmer Foot Drum and acoustic guitar.  The door will be $10 and this goes to the musicians to help them eat food.  We starve! Support!


MoMo Mondays (The Supermarket)

Monday May 29th @ 7pm (Tickets)

Put story-telling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth & transformation. Then drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays®!
Think of momondays as a variety show bouncing off the walls of personal story-telling...


Junction City Music Hall with The Fumblin Tumbleweeds

Saturday June 17th @ 9pm Guest: Melissa Payne Band

My favourite Toronto venue.  I would like to call this place my home base for original shows.  This will be a doozie, Ill be with my band rocking full out original songs and sharing the stage with Melissa Payne and a great band touring in town from south of the border.  Once again the doors will be $10 and all proceeds from the door support the musicians journeys!  Lets do this!


Stay tuned for more information on the festivals I will be playing this summer.  I'll get another blog post up and newsletter out with that information soon.  Thanks for the support, catch me if you can!

Upcoming Shows!

Hey Guys,

Hit up my Tour/Shows page to see all my events but i wanted to point out my show at Artloft 1254 in and Junction Art Crossing in April.  Also Ill be rocking out on Good Friday @ The Local Pub on Roncey and Junction City Music Hall on April 19th.  Would love to see you at one of these awesome shows.  Shoot me a line if your looking for a summer booking!

Junction Art Crossing Inaugural Event!

This could be the most important show to me that I have ever had.  I will be sharing the stage with Frank Ryan and Kalyna Rakel, two of Toronto's premier singer/songwriters.  Not only am I performing but I am co-hosting this event with a Toronto Visual Artist, Mel Coleman.  The event is all day long with Artisan Crafters in the day and then an art show, then the night is capped off with the music portion.  All along we will be offering tastings of Junction Craft beer, wine and Whiskey from the Toronto Whiskey Distillery.  Tickets are $20, which will include two free drinks and admission to one of the coolest, most intimate shows in the city.  Space is limited but this is a premier event.  

I will be sharing some of my newest songs that I wrote in August 2016, fresh off the press.  Come enjoy stories, songs and booze with all good people. 

11am - 5pm - Artisan Crafter Show (FREE)

7pm - Midnight - Art Show, Poetry Reading, Comedy, & Music. (TICKETS $20)

Kevin Foster Live @ Atlas Studios

After a long journey in my personal life and musical life, I have finally released more music.   the lost songs was a demo like release in October of 2014.  I am now back with a live record of 8 songs that I have written over the last 8-12months.  I look forward to recording all of these songs in full production.  If you would like to hear the bare bones, uncut, raw versions of my songs before full production is done, please feel free to stream the album on any of your favourite online services like Spotify.  You can also purchase the album on any electronic retailer including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Google Play

If you would like to share in the CD Release Experience with me, the official party and release will be @ Junction City Music Hall with my friends Tiger Moon and Nick Teehan so mark it in your Calendar Now!  For more information visit my Facebook Page and I will have links to the event page.  I will have 8 special edition prints of the album artwork for sale with a copy of the album for $30.   These prints are numbered and signed by local Toronto artist Mel Coleman.  Check out Mel's Instagram and webpage to view more of her spectacular and diverse art work.

Connect with me on Snapchat to check out more of my journey and inside views of my band rehearsals.  Yes! The "One-Man-Band" is going to be giving up some of the stage to 4 great musicians on July 16th @ the CD Release.  FULL BAND SHOW!  Be ready as we are having a great videographer joining us to film the entire set.  

I am more than elated at the support I have received from everyone.  Thank you so much, and I have not been able to connect with a number of my friends, just know, Im working on my one passion and I will see you soon as things work out for me.  Cant stop!

With Love

Kev

 

 

Smokers in the Band? A Vapour Alternative...

I have recently come across a great alternative for smokers that will blow your sox off.  My father, a smoker for over 30 years has given me the 100% thumbs up for Vape Moshi along with a number of friends.  I even had to the chance to chat with the CEO about their goals, its promising.

Here are a few of the many reasons i decided to endorse the Vape Moshi Brand.

Moshi believes that you deserve to know EXACTLY what you’re vaping. Vape Moshi only has 3-4 ingredients in their delicious juices. Propylene Glycol (USP 99.9% Food Grade and Kosher Certified), Vegetable Glycerine (USP 99.5% Food Grade and Kosher/Halal Certified), Flavoring (USP Food Grade Natural and Organic Certified where applicable) and NICOTINE.  Moshi started in 2013 in Toronto for very simple reasons.  They wanted to ensure that the products people were vaping were of the absolute highest quality possible.  With an abundance of products flooding the market and a lack of clear and consistent regulation, this proved to be extremely difficult and worrisome.  To fix this, they decided to make juices from the ground up.
The Vape Moshi Team went about trying every product they could get their hands on to see what was working and what wasn't in the vast world of vaping.  Then they started narrowing things down and really focused in on the products that were the absolute best.  From there, Vape Moshi set about to make good products better.  The first step in this was making sure that every ingredient we used was sourced in North America and was pharmaceutical grade.  From there, we went about testing, and retesting until we got our recipes exactly right, and then tested again just to be sure.  For production, we decided the hard way was the right way, so we did that all in house, in a lab environment to ensure we had maximum control over the finished product.


The Moshi Team is constantly looking for new flavours to play with and encourage as much feedback as possible.  Moshi is a living, breathing thing, and they want the community of vapers to help guide the direction.  To be honest, they have most of the bases covered, but always open to suggestions.

No smoke, smell or tar! - The best your breathe has ever smelled! When you inhale, an “ejuice” filled with flavoring and your desired strength of nicotine is heated. This creates water vapor, with no lingering stench.  The baked goods, fruits, mints, or even tobacco flavours do not leave an unpleasant smell but deliver the desired amount of nicotine you choose.

Clean USP Grade Products - You can expect only USP pharmaceutical or food grade ingredients.  Top of the line, cleanest ingredients possible, two second pulls.  The Industry standard for this measurement is less than 1 second. The HIT brand eCigs are designed so the battery will run out before the flavor so you won’t have to worry about a tasteless experience!

Delivering a good nicotine Hit -  If you’re switching from regular cigarettes – the taste/pull and overall experience is important to you.  My father a 30 year smoker has been making the switch and loving the way these juices can deliver a good dose when he changes up his settings.  They have a few different "tobacco" flavours to help the smoker in your band or family quit tomorrow!

Click on the Moshi Banners to place your order today!  Receive 10% off all orders when you enter the code "SAYUNCLE" at checkout!

 

The Lost Art of Live Recording

As you may have heard in my interviews or throughout my blog.  I have had a number of years in a household with a musician.  My dad was the bass player in a band called Cheyenne years ago.  They were a touring country band and shared the stage with bands like Prarie Oyster and Blue Rodeo.  I was hanging at my parents place last week and my dad had recently received some old cassette tapes that had been covered to MP3 files for his iTunes.  I recently put this song on our new Podcast, "Say Uncle, Frank" where we have indie musicians submit tunes for us to spin and promote.  

Check out my new EPK!

I had the glorious opportunity of working with a very talented videographer who has supported me since my old days in Earthtone.  Joe Garofalo was nice enough to take time out of his busy day to shoot a short EPK video for me.   I can thank you enough Joe and look forward to doing it again sometime.  It was a great experience and I hope we both learned something.

Do What You Love...

Its a struggle, its an anxiety attack and its something that will strengthen your soul.  Chasing your dreams is something everyone talks about but few people actually do.  You see it most in people who are world travellers who really grab the bull by the horns., Than there are the other dream chasers who have a skewed view of success and/or passion.  You know those people who have one foot in the limo before the first show is even booked, they see themselves in the neon lights before they have done 200 shows a year.  Yeah.  That.  Lastly, there is the complainer.  The one who consistently whines about how hard it is to make a career in music or entertainment.  If all of that "end of the world" energy was put into working hard and being motivated, than said person would be further ahead.