January 6, 2015

Northbound 35

Here, a live version of one of my favorite songs from the consummate singer/songwriter, Jeffrey Foucault. I wrote Jeffrey a few years back, a 3:30 am inspiration while creating this star trail image beneath Angel's Landing in Zion National Park. The image's related lyrics:

And the sky spun around
With her diamonds on fire

Jeffrey eventually responded, offering thanks and then musing:

I sat on that song for a few years because it didn't seem that good to me, but it's been the one that resonated most with people so far.

Last September, I drove 6 hours to Spokane, Washington, to hear Jeffrey play. It was my only opportunity prior to leaving for two months to Zion. The night before, I'd emailed Jeffrey a request to play Northbound 35. Upon arrival (late), I was fortunate to snag a lone seat in the front row. The set list was right below me:

Jeffrey Foucault Set List

Sometimes you meet the artist and, sadly, they don't measure up to their work.

Jeffrey Foucault is not one of those artists.

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Ansel Adams

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