BORN HELLER - born heller CD, Locust




“Josephine Foster: (harp, mandolin, guitar); Jason Ajemian: (stand up bass). Born Heller are the earthen folk duo of Josephine Foster (Children’s Hour) & Jason Ajemian and one of the better kept secrets to emerge out of Chicago’s clandestine campfires and music dens. Their sound captures an Appalachian- transatlantic folk tradition so effortlessly that if it didn’t already exist, they would have had to invent it themselves. Foster’s spine tingling vocal delivery has been rightly compared to the likes of British folk legend and current hipster fave, Shirley Collins. On their debut, that voice is finally given full justice by the spare rhythmic arrangements of Ajemian on strings. Recorded by Paul Oldham in Louisville Kentucky.”