Jeffrey Foucault was 17 when he learned to play all the songs on John Prine’s eponymous debut on his father’s mail-order guitar, spending long evenings in his bedroom spinning piles of old records on a hand-me-down turntable, lifting the needle to transcribe every line of ‘Desolation Row’. At 19 he stole a copy of Townes Van Zandt: Live and Obscure from a friend, and a few years later, having quit school to work as a farm-hand and carpenter Foucault began writing the songs that became his first album (2001’s Miles From the Lightning). Since then he’s been everything from solo country-blues troubadour to frontman for a six-piece rock ‘n’ roll band, along the way compiling a discography notable for its visceral power and complex poetics. Yet it wasn’t until he paired with drummer Billy Conway (Morphine) that the final piece fell into place and Foucault found the Luther Perkins to his Johnny Cash, the truly sympathetic collaborator to frame and fire his terse brand of Americana.
Since 2013 Foucault and Conway have toured across the United States and overseas together, refining a primal, stripped-down stage show: two men, two chairs; a beat-up Gibson J-45 and an electric guitar tuned low and played through a 5-watt amp; a suitcase kick drum, a low-boy cymbal, a snare drum. The pair plays only what they can carry into the club alone in one trip, covering all the territory from blues and country, to rock ‘n’ roll and folk with a laconic ferocity and timeless cool.
Dinner Buffet Service- 6:30-7:45pm
Theater Doors Open – 7:00pm
Performance Begins – 8:00pm
MENU: “FOOD TRUCK FOOD”
-Elotes en vaso—mexican street corn
-Churros with vanilla anglaise
-Pork pastor tacos with grilled pineapple, tomato, onion and cilantro
-Kim chimquesadilla–house kim chi with montarey jack and sharp cheddar, sesame seeds
– Beef bulgogi taco with pickled peach and gochujang salsa
On A Stick:
– Always money in the banana stand (with or without nuts)
– Grilled lamb kebab with mint chutney
– Chicken teriyaki honey soy glaze, sesame seeds and scallion
Date(s) & Time(s)Start: Fri, Apr 5th 2019 8:00 PM
LocationThe Howard: 405 Washington Ave.