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New Music: Jonathan Foster's "Sabbatical"

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You can take a musician out of the Adirondacks, but somewhere in the music there's still a link back home. California singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster released his debut studio album, Sabbatical, earlier this year.

It's the result of a monthly song-writing and recording project that suddenly became a full length record. Foster grew up in Cranberry Lake, studied biology at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse and in 2004, settled on the west coast.

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Todd Moe
Morning Host and Producer

The music on Foster's debut studio album reflects changes in his life and also pays tribute to songwriter Sam Bragdon, who spent years playing music across the U.S., including Jonathan Foster's hometown.    His idols include Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Lyle Lovett, and his music is a mix of folk, acoustic blues and country-rock.

This past summer, he took an 8,000-mile road trip that included stops in Cranberry Lake and Tupper Lake.   Jonathan Foster told Todd Moe that he swapped the mountains, trees and waters of the Adirondacks for a similar landscape in Redding, California

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