Wisconsin-born singer/songwriter Jeffrey Foucalt is not a household name. But he should be. Foucalt has carved out a nice career for himself just under the radar and has released a handful of albums over past 10-plus years. Latest effort “Salt as Wolves,” his fifth collection of original tunes, finds Foucalt in peak form.
If you like country-blues, make sure to track down a copy of this 12-track, 44-minute release. And when you discover just how awesome Foucalt’s music is, I have no doubt you’ll be ready to visit his back catalog. The release of “Salt as Wolves” continues a banner year for Foucalt, who produced and played on Caitlin Canty’s breakthrough album “Reckless Skyline” back in January.
The haunting “Des Moines” launches the album, with Foucalt shining brightest on rollicking “I Left This Town” (which he calls “a straight-up rocker without pretense), “I Love You (And You Are a Fool),” “Slow Talker,” “Jesus Will Fix It for You,” “Hurricane Lamp” and “Take Your Times.” This is a terrific album that deserves to be heard by as many people as possible. (Jeffrey Sisk)