3 Fox Drive Bluegrass Journal
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::Wednesday, June 11, 2008::
3 Fox Drive
They like us, they really like us!!!
We got nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year! Woo hoo! The voting members of the IBMA (International Bluegrass Musicians Association www.ibma.org) seem to think we did good last year and we are so grateful and appreciative. And, as icing on the cake, we are also nominated for Album of the Year as part of Celebration of Life - Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, the live CD of performances from the Bluegrass Classic Festival. So thank you to everyone who voted for us, we appreciate everyone who has stuck by us and believed in the music we make. We are grateful for each and every person who has attended a show, bought a CD, or just said a kind thing about us to someone they know.
::Tuesday, August 15, 2006::
3 Fox Drive
So What Do You Have?
I am going to blog more, I swear. We have been on the road a lot, many shows with this band and several of us filling in with other musicians and I just don't know where the time goes. But we're in Albuquerque now and it's time to catch up. Last night we were all getting in to our hotel rooms and trying to figure out why they booked the six of us in 3 rooms with one king size bed each. Mike looked in his and reported his bed situation, Joel looked in his and confirmed he had the same deal, then asked Kim, "So, what do you have?" Kim opened the door and after the barking got really loud she replied, "A dog." We didn't request a dog. Extra towels, yes. A dog, no. She says it had a blue bandana on, but she didn't stick around to see much more. So we head for sound check at the Rio Grande Zoo here shortly. This is a pretty cool concert series and they have had some good bands over the summer. I think it's 100 degrees outside. I want to play in the polar bear pen.
Don't eat at Seasons Restaurant in Lake George, NY. The chef served us bad veal. (And I don't mean poorly prepared, I mean, like bad, rancid. You get the idea.) Then he refused to refund our money and threatened to have the sherrif come and arrest us. We were perfectly willing to pay for all the food we ate, just not the rancid meat. But we were not willing to be arrested. So we paid, and we just hope that by spreading the word, this chef will understand the consequences of not treating his customers with respect. We get such great service and meet so many wonderful people all around the country. But this was not that.
We did, however, get to hang out with Richie Havens at that gig. He was the coolest! (Check our photo page for evidence...) Plus, he rocked our socks. Still sings and plays like no other. This show was really fun - the grand opening of the Adirondack Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake, NY. Nice to have some love from the regional home of the Foxes.
Soooo, we've made it to the second ballot of the IBMA awards in several categories. Album of the Year, Emerging Artist of the Year, and Kim is up for Female Vocalist of the Year. Please vote for us. We're really nice and would thank each and every one of you from the podium. We swear.
OK, Fox Family Bluegrass Festival is coming up. More details at www.foxfamilybluegrass.com We will be playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and we expect to see you there. We can be found singing Karaoke and playing pool all over Old Forge, NY during our off hours.
See ya around, 3FD
::Friday, July 21, 2006::
3 Fox Drive
So we just got back from a New England-ish tour and we thought we'd share some of the funnier moments. We spent the majority of the weekend opening for the classic John Anderson. He and his entire band were so cool. Treated us like old friends. On Thursday we flew to Baltimore for the first show at First Mariner Arena. Joel's wife Julie came to the show with some of her friends and they were all armed with giant signs, one of which said, "Joel Fox - Fierce Banjo!" Did you ever think you would see those two words together? Us neither. Archie and Pris Warnock, bluegrass fans from way back, came and didn't even give us a hard time about our new drummer (Andy rocks!). We figure this - Rascal Flatts uses a banjo, and John Cowan has a drummer. It's not like this offensive, groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering activity has not been seen before! Friday we drove to Albany for a bluegrass show at a public radio station theater. Decided not to use our drummer since it was explained to us that this was a pretty traditional crowd. When we got there, we noticed the opening band setting up their drum kit. Classic. So we dragged Andy up for the second set and all seemed to stay aligned in the universe. We also had a great dinner at Itchy-butt, (Or was that Ichiban?) the Japanese restaurant across the street. Jim tried sushi and didn't die. Saturday we were in Vermont for an outdoor arena show, back with John Anderson. Yep, outdoor arena, 5 inches of rain. Vermonters don't seem to care though, 4,000 of them still showed up. We would like to thank Matt, the world's best waiter. He made us draw straws for the one remaining piece of prime rib at Windjammer's Restaurant in Burlington. Megan won and felt so guilty that she attempted to eat the entire thing. Did we mention it was about the size of Jim's head? Speaking of Jim, anyone who knows him would not be surprised to hear that he attempted to negotiate the price of his seafood dinner since the restaurant was out of prime rib. I don't think Matt fell for it. But he did give us perfect directions to the liquor store, where Mike found Elijah Craig, his favorite bourbon, for $4 less than he pays in Tennessee. We love Vermont. Sunday it was on to New Hampshire. Yes, thank you for asking, it is the same New Hampshire where they declared a state of emergency the day we were performing. But a little flooding and a few hundred washed out roads will not stop the rock. Or the country. Or the bluegrass. Whatever. You get the point. Speaking of rock, Kim is really perfecting her rock star high kicks. If you haven't seen them, put one of our shows on your calendar. Hero of the tour - Greg Moss. Truck driver, merch guy, squirrel raiser, camouflage cell phone owner, generally agreeable sound/roadie guy. Thanks to Larry and his whole crew, and to Clyde Masters, who, even in the face of flooded venues and power outages, never gets rattled.
See you at the Opry!
::Tuesday, May 16, 2006::
3 Fox Drive
It's All About the Numbers...
We have made it onto the Bluegrass Unlimited charts. (www.bluegrassmusic.com) And we have done it in high style. Our album, "Listen to the Music" is at #15! Oh yeah, did we mention we have two songs on the individual charts? Yep. This Little House of Mine (written by our own Kim Fox along with Suzanne Mumpower Johnson) is at #26 and the title cut is right behind it at #27. Yes!! We're stoked. Thanks everyone!
::Sunday, March 05, 2006::
3 Fox Drive