Longtime disciple of the rich and strange music that sings behind the American veil, Jeffrey Foucault has spent the last decade mining the darker seams of country and blues. Foucault has honed his sound over the course of ten studio albums, including four collections of original material and two full-band lyrical collaborations with contemporary poet Lisa Olstein, under the band name Cold Satellite. From his early and largely acoustic collections Foucault has broadened his range with each release, drawing on the bedrock forms of American music to distill a unique amalgam of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country, producing a string of spare and elemental albums of rare power while garnering accolades for a tersely elegant brand of songwriting. Along the way, he has played with artists and icons such as Guy Clark, Greg Brown, Chris Smither, Kelly Joe Phelps, Gillian Welch, Richard Buckner, John Hammond and others. Foucault specializes in dark narrative ballads, haunting character studies, and spare love songs embellished with his richly toned finger style guitar work. His repertoire is pure Americana poetry- a mix of country blues, country, and folk music that the Boston Globe noted for its "rolling, reflective ballads [that] shimmer with blue shade, everyday images, and the quiet strength of hard-earned wisdom."
His songs have drawn the attention of everyone from Don Henley - who added Foucault's song 'Everybody's Famous' to his live repertoire - to Buddy Miller and the producers of the television show 'Nashville', who used the Cold Satellite song 'Elsewhere' in an episode of the popular series this season. Foucault currently resides in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts with his wife, the songwriter Kris Delmhorst, and a seven-year-old daughter.