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Hopefully, none of the band members are overly superstitious of otherworldly forces or deathly afraid of knife-wielding, hockey-masked murderers, as their show falls on a Friday the 13th. Luckily, Camp Crystal Lake is nowhere near Athens, Ohio.
Fox N Hounds calls Ohio’s capital home, but play their old-time bluegrass music with a modern kick all over the state.
Inspiration for the band's name came from frontman Steven Fox’s surname. In addition to vocals, Fox plays the upright bass and serves as the lead songwriter for the group.
Joining Fox in the band is guitar and banjo player Adam Schlenker, who once played in a nationally recognized blues band, but joined the rootsy Fox N Hounds because of his love for bluegrass music. The talented axe-man blends blues, country and bluegrass styles to wow audiences with soulful guitar solos.
Guitarist and vocalist Aarron Snyder provides a basis for the band with his tight vocals and tighter rhythm.
Mandolin player Mark Fitzharris is important to the foundation of the band’s music, and Caleb Powers on the banjo adds a little authentic twang to the group.
Completing the lineup is fiddle player Ammon Bowen, a musician always looking for a good time, who tries to involve the crowd at Fox N Hounds shows.
According to the band’s website, Fox N Hounds keeps the laments and ballads of traditional bluegrass music, but also adds lively modernisms. They hope to bring a big city feel to bluegrass, a non-traditional source of inspiration for the genre.
Fox N Hounds released a self-titled EP in late 2009 and continued playing around the Midwest to promote their music.
This summer, the band hopes to release a full-length, studio album full of new, original bluegrass music. Listeners are likely to hear many of the songs from the anticipated album at Friday’s show.
So, stop out to Jackie O’s tonight to see Fox N Hounds’ all-original bluegrass music with a twist.
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