Picture a traditional bluegrass ensemble pickin’ away in the moonlight. Instead of boys from the mountains of Virginia, picture a band of gypsies from all walks of musical life. Fox N Hounds keeps the laments and ballad’s of Bluegrass music, but also brings a lively addition. It’s Bluegrass music of the now. Songs from the hills and from the city– full of excitement and adventure, love and despair, and even unhealthy appetites. This winter they are headed back to the studio the follow up to there latest release Whiskey Diary. Fox N Hounds has spread its sound across the states to the ears of listeners eager for a new twist to bluegrass music.
The Fox N Hounds are:
STEVEN FOX lead vocals, upright bass
Known for his prowess on the upright bass, this classically trained musician sets the bass on fire with his acrobatic bow work. His powerful bass thumping pushes the ensemble into progressive sonic boundaries. Fox also showcases his sideburn-curling singing and songwriting skills.
ADAM SCHLENKER lead acoustic guitar
Once spanned the country as a staple of the blues scene, Schlenker has found his way home to the music he grew up with. To watch Schlenker’s fingers while he plays his lightning-fast licks is like watching a river flow over fallen trees. Amazing. And it sounds even better. Adam is a sought after flat-picking instructor who has recently taught at The Nashville Guitar Camp and the Perry Stenback International Acoustic Guitar Camp.
Caleb Powers banjo, mandolin, vocals
Reared on old-time music of the hills, Powers started picking with his father when he was a pup. His clawhammer frailing on the banjo and melodious mandolin styling’s add a traditional mountain twang to FNH, while his harmonies brighten the lyrics of the bands original tunes and classic covers.
What’s Being Said About The Band
“Fox N Hounds blend the old time traditions with the progressive new grass times creating an alluring sound that makes folks dance and smile. They are a knowledgeable, solid and honed, hot pic’n string band that just plain kicks ass!”
Paul Painter- Booking Agent Woodland’s Productions
“Fox and Hounds walk that fine line between tradition and innovation. With virtuosic playing, fine song writing and a sense of paying tribute while still creating their own sound, they are sure to entertain even the most discerning of audiences.”
Jack Young- Radio Host of WOSU’s Bluegrass Ramble
The Noah Wotherspoon Band hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Wotherspoon has been immersed in the blues and mesmerizing audiences with his soulful guitar playing since he was a teenager. The band, which includes Rob Thaxton on bass and Brian Aylor on drums, formed in 2009. In 2015, Wotherspoon received the Best Guitarist Award at the International Blues Challenge and the band placed 2nd in the Finals. Since the competition, they have been playing festivals and venues around the world, from the Mt. Baker Blues Festival in Washington to the Olsztyn Blues Nights Festival in Poland. The band’s debut studio album entitled “Mystic Mud” was also presented a “Jimi Award” for Best Blues/Rock Album of the Year in 2015 by Blues411.