Coltan Foster, bassoonist & advocate for arts education
This episode features Coltan Foster, bassoonist extraordinaire and supreme advocate for arts education. When I began my album Covered in Clover, I just *knew* it would have bassoon. So Coltan was the first phone call I made to ask if he'd be willing help with this project.
I admire Coltan so much. His perseverance, vulnerability, and authenticity are so crucial to not only being a decent human being, but also an excellent musician.
When he and I recorded Covered in Clover, he had just graduated with his Bachelor's, not quite sure where to go next, and still not completely comfortable in his own skin.
When he and I spoke for this episode about 4.5 years later, he was entering his 9th year of studying bassoon at a collegiate level, thriving in a musical community, and relieved to be out of a closet he never really knew he was in.
I think you'll find this episode to be a bright spot in your day and a reminder that living "in the in-between" can have a lot of power and bring a lot of healing.
Please go take a minute to visit Coltan's projects below. I'm really so glad you get to meet him and get to know a bassoonist today!