Stan Foster was born in Hope, Arkansas. He grew up singing in church choirs and school groups. Early influences include Ricky Nelson, and “my sisters Beatles collection!”
After getting a degree in Voice from Southern Arkansas University, Stan tried teaching BRIEFLY in Birmingham, AL., but soon got a job at a local music store.
In Birmingham after listening to many local groups like “Revolver”, “Telluride” and “Hotel”, Stan says he felt he didn’t stand a chance just singing…so he lied about playing bass to join local group called “Loose Change” featuring Beverly Owen from “Hotfoot”. “They needed an auxiliary player who could sing harmony, play rhythm guitar and bass” Stan says, “I didn’t even OWN a bass but I got one and learned on the job, so to speak!”
Next Stan auditioned for a very popular local act, “Custer’s Last Band”. He and Mark Custer performed full time for 10 years.
Tapped for the bass chair in Rick Carter’s “side” project “Rollin’ In The Hay” in 1993, Rick has kept Stan very busy! “It’s been quite the honor to play in such a beloved band” Stan says, “Our fans rock!”
Stan is married to Donna Hall-Foster from “Wet Willie” fame and has a big loving family. He plays with several side projects himself now including “Wes Loper” and a trio from Mobile, AL. called “Possum Trot”.