Glen Foster has an infectious case of Rockabilly Fever in his latest video — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
It’s the latest high-voltage romp from the B.C. singer-guitarist and his crack backing band, and further proof that the respected artist takes his fun seriously.
“I’m into creating a positive message,” Foster explains. “I want to be encouraging and not just concentrate on all the negative things in the world. I don’t want to be on a platform or be a preacher. I just want to make great music that people like.”
That mission statement couldn’t be made any clearer — or more enjoyably — than it is on his latest high-spirited video. An old-school rockabilly raveup fuelled by tastefully twangy licks and a bouncing boogie beat, the lighthearted retro-rocker is guaranteed to be in heavy rotation at your next hoedown or throwdown.
Whether talking or rocking, Foster makes it sound and look easy. Of course, easy is easier said than done. It only comes with decades of blood, sweat and toil. Foster knows that first-hand. For him, music is a lifelong labour of love. He grew up on guitar bands like The Ventures and Santo and Johnny, pop icons like The Beatles and Beach Boys, and singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. He’s crossed the country with countless bands, backing Ray Materick (Linda, Put the Coffee On) and fronting The Falcon. He’s gigged with everyone from Lighthouse to Stan Rogers to Sammy Hagar. He’s played Massey Hall, the El Mocambo, The Ian Tyson Show and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Bottom line: He’s been there, done that. And along the way, he’s created an impressive catalogue of meticulously crafted music: Two Falcon albums, and four with the Glen Foster Group.