Jeffrey Foucault performs in the Radio Heartland studio

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Jeffrey Foucault performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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It took about a decade, but after playing Jeffrey Foucault's music for many years, we finally got a chance to meet him. Foucault (who pronounces his name in an anglicized way; it sounds like "FOLK-alt") is a native of Wisconsin, but he now lives in Massachusetts with his wife Kris Delmhorst (another songwriter on my "must meet" list) and their daughter.

Foucault's latest album, Salt As Wolves was released Oct. 16, 2015, and the New York Times is already calling it "close to perfection."

He teamed up with producer/guitarist Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown) again for this album and also with drummer Billy Conway who joined this live studio session. And on this tour, his opening act is singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty, who also joined us in the studio. It's a Radio Heartland Two-Fer!

Songs Performed


"Des Moines"
"Jesus Will Fix It For You"
"Get Up"
"Hurricane Lamp"
Songs 1, 2 and 4 are from Jeffrey Foucault's 2015 album, Salt As Wolves, out on Blueblade Records. Song 3, "Get Up," is from Caitlin Canty's self-released album, Reckless Skyline.

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Rob Byers and Cameron Wiley

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    Drummer Billy Conway performs with Jeffrey Foucault in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeffrey Foucault performs with in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Billy Conway performs with Jeffrey Foucault in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Caitlin Canty and Jeffrey Foucault perform in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeffrey Foucault in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Caitlin Canty performs with Jeffrey Foucault in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeffrey Foucault performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Still life of Jeffrey Foucault's guitar case in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Caitlin Canty performs with Jeffrey Foucault in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Still life as Jeffrey Foucault performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Drummer Billy Conway performs with Jeffrey Foucault in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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