Welcome to my music site!
"Music for Thems That Knows"
Greetings, Music Lovers! My name is Bill Foster.
I am a musician based in the
Northern Shenandoah Valley town of Strasburg, Virginia.
I play guitar and mandolin and sing lead and
I currently play each Thursday at Hotel Strasburg's Depot Lounge.
I also co-host the Sunday acoustic Open Mic at Cristina's Cafe in Strasburg.
While my primary interest has been Bluegrass music which I have followed since the early 1970's,
I also enjoy other genres of music, ie. Classic Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter.
I have played with a number of bands. From 2006 through 2010, I was a member of
Strasburg, Virginia's Five of a Kind Bluegrass Band.
Prior to that, from 2000 to 2005, I was a member of
SW Florida's Swinging Bridge band.
Other bands I have been with were DC area's New River Express, Winterwood and Outer Banks.
Since 1995, I have been a contributing writer for Bluegrass Unlimited magazine and currently write
their "Additional Releases" column. Also since 1995 I have been a professional member of the
IBMA - International Bluegrass Music Association and I am a 2004 graduate of their Leadership Bluegrass
From December 1985 thru February 2017, I was a part-time producer/host of Bluegrass music programs on
WAMU's Bluegrass Country.. Starting with
Bluegrass Overnight in 1985, I co-hosted the program until 1999 when I moved to Florida.
Upon moving back to Virginia in 2006, I rejoined the overnight hosts until 2007 when the overnight show
was discontinued. I then created Foster's Corner which started as a monthly program and soon became
a weekly show. With the change in station ownership, I stopped the program in February 2017.
Since June 2017, Foster's Corner has become part of Valerie Smith's radio station,
Bell Buckle Radio
From January 2015 to September 2017, I had been co-owner of the ShenRiver Music Group music publishing company. (now closed)
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