Josephine Foster performs at The Last Bookstore with special guests Paz Lenchantin, Mark Borthwick & Victor Herrero

When: Back to Calendar » July 25, 2013 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Last Bookstore welcomes acclaimed folk musician JOSEPHINE FOSTER with special guests Mark Borthwick, Paz Lenchantin (The Entrance Band) and Victor Herrero 


Doors at 9:00pm
Tickets: $8 advance, available here
$10 day of, at door

*Please note: This is an early show. Music begins promptly at 9:30pm with music and a short reading by Mark Borthwick. Sets by Victor Herrero and Josephine Foster to follow.

JOSEPHINE FOSTER is a modern American folk singer-songwriter and musician from Colorado. As an adolescent she worked as a funeral and wedding singer, and aspired to become an opera singer. Several years later she abandoned the idea and began to record demos of her songs, resulting in the early recordings There are Eyes Above (2000), an album of ukulele accompanied songs strongly influenced by Tin Pan Alley, and a short album of children’s songs, Little Life (2001). For several years she worked as a singing teacher in Chicago, recording and performing with a variety of musical acts on the side including Born Heller, a duo with free jazz-bassist Jason Ajemian, and The Childrens Hour a pop band formed with songwriter Andrew Bar.

In 2004 joined by her occasional backing band The Supposed (Brian Goodman on guitar and Rusty Peterson on drums) Josephine released an album of psychedelic rock called ‘All the Leaves Are Gone’ which has drawn comparison to Patti Smith and Jefferson Airplane. The songs on her first solo studio album ‘Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You’ (2005) evoke early American folk and blues forms of the early 20th century. ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ released in 2006, features unorthodox interpretations of 19th century German art-songs. Her third solo album ‘This Coming Gladness’ was released in 2008. ‘Graphic as a Star’ was released in 2010 and Josephine’s latest album, the mesmerising ‘Blood Rushing’ was released in September 2012. (Fire Records)


Praise for ‘Blood Rushing’:
“Endlessly compelling.” (WIRE)

“It is the honest humanity of her music that lifts it up and above its contemporaries, floating on a masterly falsetto.” (The Independent)

“There’s such a sense of vitality and cohesion on Blood Rushing that it feels like her strongest and most convincing work to date.” (The List)

For more information on Foster, please visit


MARK BORTHWICK is an artist from England, born in the early 60’s. He has been treading a thin line between the worlds of art and fashion since the late 80′s. His approach has always been one from the heart with a sensual intuitiveness that frequents the aesthetics and conventions of fashion photography. Over the years his images have become known for their humbling touch and stroke of humor as well as a deep personal investment to enable an image that questions and liberates the image itself to become transparent. Borthwick was one of the first young photographers to break the artificial image of pret`a`porter haute couture within glossy fashion magazines in the 80`s, working exclusively for Italian Vogue, he developed an approach that celebrated real life situations, with compositions that related to architecture and the mundane, errors in lighting and focus. He has the ability to often startle the image to new effects with results that are atmospheric and raw, whilst also touching upon an image that is dream like. He began his career with magazines such as The Face and ID, and then Purple and Self Service. His early advertising work includes Martin Margiela, Comme des Garcon and Yohji Yamamoto. Over the past 20 years Mark’s main focus has been documenting his day to day life with an emphasis on celebrating the joy’s of family life adding a sense of poetry where ever he goes. His work can be found in museums and galleries. He has published numerous titles including his most recent book the Heartland which is a personal ode to his poetic life. Mark also collaborated with Rizzoli to publish a monograph of his fashion works in 2009 entitled Not in Fashion. He has collaborated with many of his commercial clients in producing short films to accompany either campaigns or musical adventures. Mark performs as a musician under the alias of Willshine. He has also produced the soundtracks to all his films. He collaborated with singer, Cat Power in making a film entitled Speaking For Trees in 2002. The Museum of Modern art in Germany recently obtained a body of his work from the 1990’s through to 2000.