Jason Foster’s bands to (sorta) reunite

Jason Foster by Nicole Terpening

Jason Stephen Foster was once a member of 3.  Over the course of his musical career he also rocked in Perfect Thyroid, Lunchmeat, PEACEBOMB, The Reptiles, Talon, Hysteria, Evidence…

Sunday, September 19th, 2010 all of the aforementioned bands will share the stage of Bearsville Theater in memory of their fallen brother.  All but 3 & Perfect Thyroid are reuniting just for this one night.  The proceeds from the concert will go to the NY-based Road Recovery foundation in Jason Foster’s name.  Radio personality, Matt Pinfield, recently participated in a 35 mile bike ride throughout the boroughs of New York City (Rock & Ride) to raise money for this same foundation.

Bearsville Theater Marquee

Doors will be open at 1pm.  Admission for ages 14 and under is $5.  Advance general admission tickets are $15, otherwise it will be $20 at the door.  There is also premium seating available for $35 and includes a Jason Foster Tribute t-shirt, a Jason Foster Project Awareness bracelet and keychain, an event program, and a copy of Jason Foster’s CD Truth Serum.

The event will be hosted by MC’s Jack Hammer and Andre Kane from WBPM 92.9’s Electric Morning Show.

Word is the organizers are working on getting a film crew together to document the event to share with those of us who cannot make it to this end of the Catskill Park during the last weekend of the summer.

Jason’s musical journey began at age 11 as a drummer.  Not long after he became deeply enamored with the guitar…  and every other instrument that crossed his path.  His music was diverse and cited influence from Steve Ray Vaughn, Elton John & Bernie Taping, Jimmy Hendrix, Roger Waters, Vivian Campbell & Duo, Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Rhoads, Imogen Heap, Coldplay, Bad Brains, and Jane’s Addiction.  Jason Foster performed with many bands throughout his career, but really began to demonstrate the depth of his talent with his project, Donovan’s Dreamers.

2001 saw the debut of Donovan’s Dreamers with the release of MK-Ultra.  Former bandmate, Joe Cuchelo (PEACEBOMB, 3) provided bass and Nate Kelley (Shabutie, Pontius Pilate Sales Pitch) provided drums for the recording.

In 2009 Jason completed work on the follow-up record, Truth Serum.  David Bodie (Kayo Dot, Time of Orchids, Counterfeit Disaster, Divest) recorded some drums as did Josh Eppard (Terrible Things, Coheed and Cambria, 3).  Chris Bittner (Applehead Studio, 3) also provided some instrumentation.  The rest of the instrumentation on those tracks were done by Jason Foster.  The album was polished off by Michael Birnbaum at Applehead Recording and Production.

*top & bottom photos courtesy of Nicole Terpening

R.I.P. Jason Stephen Foster
September 22, 1969 – September 22, 2009

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