Owner and promoter of the legendary Shaboo Inn night club in Willimantic, Connecticut, David Foster produced more than 3,000 concerts from 1971-82, bringing to sleepy northeast Connecticut a “Who’s Who” list of international recording artists ranging from Aerosmith and AC/DC to B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
Despite his success as a promoter, Foster is a musician at heart, having begun his career as a singer at age 14. In 1980, he assembled a group of musicians to form the Shaboo All-Stars. Today, Foster and his friends are still cranking out their trademark rhythm and blues music as “David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars.”
Foster has worked with such artists as B.B. King, the Temptations, Chuck Berry and Keith Richards. Over the past 37 years, the “All-Stars” rotating lineup has included notable musicians Maceo Parker on saxophone; Matt “Guitar” Murphy ( “Blues Brothers”); guitarist Cliff Goodwin (Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer); keyboardist Mitch Chakour (Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker); guitarist Jeff Pevar (CPR featuring David Crosby); and keyboardist Michael Finnegan (who recorded with Jimi Hendrix at Electric Ladyland).