Song for the Watchmen
Dave Foster- Bio Singer/songwriter Dave Foster is a fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area worship music community. His catalog spans several decades and continues to be a current expression of God's people. Foster was born in Spokane, spent his early childhood moving with his family all around Washington and Southern California before settling in his longtime home in the Bay Area. At the age of 14, his parents sent him to a guitar teacher for lessons. They thought it might be a good idea if he could learn to play an instrument. Dave took to the guitar immediately and is forever thankful to his dad advising the left-handed teen to play right handed. "It's a whole lot easier to find right-handed guitars than left-handed ones." Dad wisely counseled. Dave began writing songs as soon as he could put 3 chords together. He really liked the idea of being a folksinger like his heroes Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. So when a girl at school asked him to come out to the high school Young Life club and help lead songs, he jumped at the chance. "Surprisingly, I wasn't nervous at all", says Foster. "I was a kind of a shy kid, but when I sang and played guitar, it was so much fun I just got over myself and enjoyed it." Young Life proved to be great for Dave. He came to love Jesus and met and fell in love with his future wife Linda. Foster eventually became worship leader at Hills Vineyard-Concord, and continues there while writing songs and recording. He is involved with "Church Without Shoes," a cross-denominational group of leaders from 30+ churches in the Diablo Valley. His first CD, Song for the Watchmen was released in 1995. Justin McRoberts covered I Will Come on his EP Untitled in 2001. Dave's 2009 release Iron is a collection of songs of worship that reflect adoration, joy and social justice concerns. It was recorded and mastered at Masaki Liu's One Way Studio and contains the talents of several of Dave's musician friends in the area, including Justin McRoberts, Tom Patitucci, Jason Bendickson, Art Heckman and Keenan Boswell, among others.