Miles from the Lightning

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Miles from the Lightning
Studio album by Jeffrey Foucault
Released 2001
Recorded Nov 2000-Feb 2001
Genre Americana, Folk music
Label Acoustic Roots
Producer Jeffrey Foucault
Jeffrey Foucault chronology
Miles from the LIghtning

Miles from the Lightning is the debut album of singer/songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, released in 2001. It is a low-key album mainly consisting of ballads. He is joined by Peter Mulvey.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
No Depression (no rating) [2]

Writing for No Depression, music critic Linda Ray called Foucault "the bard of small-town anywhere" and wrote of the album "Foucault delivers his plaintive poetry in the troubadour tradition... His insights are of the small, cold places in Wisconsin he calls home."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jeffrey Foucault.

  1. "Ballad of Copper Junction (A Journeyman's Lament)" – 5:08
  2. "Dove and the Waterline" – 3:50
  3. "Walking at Dusk (The Liberty Bell)" – 4:39
  4. "Thistledown Tears" – 5:13
  5. "Californ-I-A" – 4:29
  6. "Highway and the Moon" – 6:37
  7. "Battle Hymn (Of the College Dropout Farmhand)" – 4:39
  8. "Crossing Mississippi" – 4:20
  9. "Secretariat" – 6:32
  10. "Sunrise in the Rearview" – 5:04
  11. "Street Light Halos" – 2:48
  12. "Buckshot Moon" – 5:35
  13. "I'm Alright" – 5:03
  14. "Miles from the Lightning (A Song for Townes Van Zandt)" – 3:20


  • Jeffrey Foucault - acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Peter Mulvey - guitar, lap steel guitar, background vocals

Production notes:

  • Produced by Jeffrey Foucault
  • Design by Eric Stein
  • Photography by Eric Vandeveld and Mark Olson


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