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.
Hi, we’re Shane & Emily!
We are a pop/acoustic/folk duo who incorporate many different elements of diverse genres into our original music. We give off a positive/energetic vibe but we don’t shy away from diving into the darker emotions that inspire our music. We travel the country playing universities, theme parks (such as Disney & Busch Gardens), bars (such as the Hard Rock Cafe) and beach restaurants throughout the Florida coast in a 29 foot RV. We have opened up for artists such as Echo Smith, Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Jonny Craig, Caroline Kole & others! Accompanied by our cat (Boot Scoot), we spread our music everywhere we go and are dedicated to interacting with our followers! We have Facebook, Instagram (shane_emily), Twitter (@shaneandemily), and other music streaming websites such as iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and beyond! Our first CD contains 9 of our many original songs (which we sell at venues) and currently we are working on our newest one! We take pride in what we do and have been doing such since our start three years ago in the Tampa Bay Area. This next stage in our career, we’re looking for radio play, festival shows, opening for bigger artists and getting signed to a record label. We are excited for the future and whatever it holds. We are, Shane & Emily!!
He’s back!! After way too many months of absence from the music scene, Jim Volk is returning to Spinoza’s with his unique style of “ecstatic guitar”!
Jim Volk’s masterful yet whimsical performances have spellbound audiences of all age groups and backgrounds for three decades. His fiery, melodic hybrid style of picking has incurred countless comparisons to Kottke, Keaggy and Tommy E. His solo release, “Blue Wheels…and Other Guitar Favorites” has drawn much critical acclaim and award nationwide. The new instrumental CD, “Past Atmospheres-Present States” was released 2014.>
Volk artfully incorporates traditional fingerstyle and electric guitar techniques and devises for a truly “Modern Acoustic” presentation while keeping the traditional essence intact.