- Jessica Burks and Friends - 20140915 - Chuck Foster

Chuck FosterChuck Foster hosts Reggae Central on KPFK in Los Angeles, California. For two decades he wrote the Reggae Update column for Beat Magazine and currently writes a book review column for the annual Reggae Festival Guide. He is the author of Roots Rock Reggae: An Oral History of Reggae Music From Ska To Dancehall (Billboard Books, 1999) and The Small Axe Guide To Rock Steady (Muzik Tree, 2009).

Chuck started playing music and recording in his teens. Over the years he worked as a timekeeper, shipping clerk, antiquarian bookseller, journalist and record store manager. He has written liner notes for dozens of albums from artists as diverse as Burning Spear and Maya Angelou. In 2013 he produced the various artist album We Roots and issued two solo albums and a dub set the following year. He is currently working on a new album.