Shoowee, it has been a MONTH.
A few weeks ago, just around the time the world was ending (RIP Leonard, RIP Leon, RIP America), we went to Nashville and cut a record. That town has seen its fair share of musical magic, and it was humbling to feel closer to that magic, even for a week. Whether we were able to tap into it ourselves remains to be seen, but we're very hopeful. Luckily, we were aided by our very own Nashville alchemist, Kai Welch; producer, multi-instrumentalist, avid Go-Karter. We learned a ton from working with him.
Now, we're fresh off of our last tour of 2016, in the coniferous confines of the Pacific Northwest, and find ourselves confronted with a few months away from Odell Fox gigs. Some members of the band are opting to use the impending hiatus to go rafting in Chile, not mentioning any names. Other members tried to get a head start on resting up by committing to a Recovery Day in lieu of a Recovery Week, and slept until 2:00pm today before brunching at 5:00. Also, no names mentioned. Hans, we're sure, has used his time very wisely.
Finally, at the end of this weird year, we'd like to say this:
We are grateful for the freedoms we are afforded by this country, for the beauty in this country, and most of all, for the diverse, bizarre, proud fellow citizens we’ve already met, and have yet to meet on this country’s highways and byways. We also know we all have a long, long way to go to heal the wounds and flaws that have riddled the foundation of this nation’s narrative. We don’t know exactly how we as a band can contribute to encourage the dialogue, but we want to make clear our intention to not only improve as artists and entertainers, but also as Americans and activists. We can only get through this by working together.
Meanwhile, more recorded music soon, friends! Stay tuned, tunedawgs.
Raph & Jenner & Hans
Shoowee, it has been a MONTH.
The wind breathes life into an ill-timed tumbleweed, the cotton blooms dictionary white, and we zoom in the direction of the week. Our brand new used Honda Odyssey (above), lovingly named Geoffrey Zeus Van, does 80 mph with ease. Geoffrey has leather seats, leftover snacks, loads of room for standup basses, and feels most comfortable at youth soccer matches. We are hoping that, to the passing thief, Geoffrey reeks of “Baby On Board” rather than expensive instruments and cash. We’re considering a sticker...
On October 3rd we made duo into trio, when we welcomed the low-playing, high-singing Hans Bilger into the fold. It’s been a hell of a month -- a new car and band member, old friends and new fans, California and Colorado, a fresh arsenal of recently written songs along the way. Needless to say, we love Hans, Geoffrey Zeus, and (some of) the new songs, but the highlight of this month is finding out how many of you love them too! Positive outside affirmations come at a premium for us in this funky freelance life.
The direction this week is Nashville. The task ahead is simple: to sit in a room for five days and make a time stamp of sound that will represent Odell Fox in the years to come. To make something that says, and feels, and moves. It’s very exciting! And daunting. But, exciting. We’re excited.
Following Nashville, we will be playing a week of shows in Oregon and Washington. Looking forward to seeing some of you flanneled folks out there!
With love and gratitude,
Jenner, Raph, and Hans
Fall is finally here. The crisp chill has fallen over Austin like cool, clean bedsheets on a hotel bed, and it’s like the entire city has breathed a sigh of relief. Everyone is walking around with dry foreheads, silly grins, and sweaters draped over their tanned forearms. It’s a scene. It’s so pleasant that no one even seems too bothered by the influx of visitors here for Austin City Limits Festival. We’re somewhat miffed that the fest asked Radiohead to play both weekends and didn’t ask us to play at all. But it’s ok because it meant we got to see them before we leave for tour. It marked the first time our band has seen those titans of rock, and it was an inspiring performance, even from a quarter mile away. Don’t be surprised if the next time you see Odell Fox, we too will have two identical bald drummers.
October promises to be a very busy and exciting month. We’ll be traveling to three different states in three different time zones. We’ll be playing house shows, political fundraisers, and intimate venues. Though it’s proving harder and harder to leave our new home, we’re so grateful for our coming opportunities, and we can’t wait to see the friends and family along the way. And ALSO, we alluded to this in the last newsletter, but just last night, floating in like some divine comet, we were joined by Brooklyn’s sweetest bass prince, Hans Bilger. Hans is a dear friend from school, and a wicked talented musician, and he’s decided to jump on the crazy train and join us for touring and recording the next couple months. Take that Radiohead.
Please check out our tour dates if you’re near Austin, California, Alaska, or Colorado. Please check out our Patreon page since soon we’ll have a new hungry mouth to feed! And the Odell Sox are in, track us down and get yourself a pair.
Raph y Jenner
Photo by Jim Ramsay (www.skytography.ca)
He's one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape
- The late great Texas legend, Guy Clark, from The Cap
It's a fine, somewhat muggy, September eve in Austin, TX. Raph is due in any minute from a harrowing 4 day drive from yankee land. Guy Clark's rhymes are running through my mind, my instruments are thanking me for some moisture in the air, chacos are slowly drying out, the ceiling fan whirs on.
And he's through the door, dog in toe, THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER!
We have many exciting newses this fall, lots of shows in Austin, California, and Colorado, a burgeoning new band member, socks, and a NEW RECORD likely to be recorded in Nashville this November!
To make all this possible we are exploring a cool new platform, Patreon, a way for you to join the Odell Fox community as our personal patron - more on that below.
Always trust your cape,
Jenner & Raph
TOUR DATES | FALL 2016
Look out for more in the coming weeks...
We’re excited to try out an innovative online service called Patreon. It’s a website that allows our friends and fans (people like you) to support the band with a recurring monthly donation. This donation can be as small or as large as you feel comfortable, it’s just a way to give us a little financial buoyancy as we keep paddling forward on this wild and scenic music business river creek whitewater.
Patreon supporters will receive exclusive perks like music lessons, song demos, online shows, haikus, and much more. Check them out here.
We think this is awesome. But please let us know if you have any ideas of things you’d like to see offered.
If it needs more explaining…think of it like an ongoing Kickstarter that helps us continue to grow and have a working career in music. You are becoming a patron of the arts, sort of like medieval times, kings, queens, the pope...You all get to be that important. The more you give, the less Jenner has to work as a pedi-cab driver and Raph has to buy discount dog food.
Odell Fox Recommends:
Going outside: On the back of 4 months of sleeping under the stars, I’ve been thinking about how cool it is to put ourselves out into the forces of nature, in whatever fashion, to see how we do. Because the oceans, rivers, mountains, birds to identify, trail through the woods, night sky, rock wall, climbing tree, whatever it may be, brings its very-unpredictable-best every day. And there’s something deeply gratifying about these things we can’t control, and seeing how we match up to their challenges. Many days we will slip, tire, blister, or get a good story to laugh about. But some glorious days our energy level will rise to meet the challenges and we will float. Today, get outside, put on those muddy shoes, see what happens.
Freddy and Francine: Gung Ho, their 2016 release. We met these guys last fall and just caught up the other day for lunch, a duo we respect and admire, they sing like hell, and it’s heavenly, take a listen.
Revisionist History: We're always looking for new things to listen to in the car. Here's a podcast from Malcom Gladwell. He doesn’t need much of an introduction. Finds the interesting bits in all sorts of subjects. We're digging this short 30-45 min podcast.
Jenner and Raph
P.S. This month's video release, "Pinewood" live from Brooklyn.
Photo by Jim Ramsay (www.skytography.ca)
We're back in those dog days of summer. Things are moving a little slower, minds clouded with humidity. The days are particularly doggie for me since I'm back again with my main squeeze and band mascot, Joni Dog Mitchell. Besides a frenzied few minutes while we tried (and failed) to clip her nails today, our reunion has been dreamy.
My other main squeeze, Jenner Man Fox, is back on a river somewhere, while I sweat out the rest of the summer on my ancestral shores of eastern Long Island. We parted midway through that incredible trip on the Chilko River withROAM Adventures, my first ever rafting trip. (Our goodbye was planned; I didn't fall out.) We jumped into mountaintop glacial lakes, shared some tunes while actually floating down the river, and explored our floral selves (see above.) Before I left I expressed to J how grateful I am for the ways I've been challenged and encouraged out of my comfort zone over our last couple years in partnership. He returned the sentiment. Love that guy.
We can only hope that we'll continue to challenge each other when we get to work again come fall. September and October are looking to be pleasantly stuffed with gigs, (see below) and we're on the hunt for producers and musicians with whom to collaborate on some new recordings in November. But if you can''t wait that long to hear Odell Fox tracks that you haven't heard before, you're in luck...
Back when we recorded the "Moon Shiner EP" with Cookie Marenco of Blue Coast Records, we also laid down some live takes of our favorite covers, as well as a solo version of Jenner's stunning song, "Broken." Cookie recently released those tracks, in addition to the original EP, on the Blue Coast website in her signature high quality format. She is a rare gem and has been amazingly generous to the band, and we'd love for you to check it out.
9/10 - SOFAR SOUNDS - Dallas, TX*
9/15 - SIDEWINDER - Austin, TX
9/28 - SAXON PUB - Austin, TX
10/9 - HOUSE SHOW - Berkeley, CA*
10/12 - LOST CHURCH - San Francisco, CA
* stay tuned for locations
Odell Fox Recommends:
Beechlord: Our own dear Jenner teamed up with his longtime homeboy and collaborator, musical whizkid Shawn Barry, on an ambient, alternative, audacious EP, "The Birds." If you're a fan of ours, there's a very good chance you'll dig it. If you're a fan of birds, you may dig it even more.
Frank Stanford: An anthology of this poet's work has been a car seat companion of ours since I visited the small publishing house where it was put out, in Port Townsend, WA. I find the pace of his verse so exciting, his words and themes so evocatively American. He's rock and roll. I think some songs will come out of that book, somehow.
Deleting the Facebook App: Honestly, a good idea since day one. But especially in this election cycle. Scrolling has never felt so toxic. Yikes.
Our video postscript this month is of one of our very favorite songs to sing, the message of which has never felt more true. It was shot and conceived by friends and fellow ROAMers Jim Ramsay and Kevin Hegel. Enjoy!
Buckets of rain, buckets of love,
Raph (& Jenner)
Happy barbecue bellies and roman candle retinas. We celebrated America's birthday on a beach looking at Washington's looming Olympic Mountains just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A Bald Eagle passed, we sang the anthem. We thought about what Juan must have thought. Might just be me, but Bald Eagles seem to like Canada better. And maybe so will we, depending on what happens in November.
We're here, here in foggy Port Renfrew on the west coast of Vancouver Island, riding the tail waves of Tall Tree Music Festival. Today marks Day Two of the band's first ever intentional "dead space." Time dedicated to making no plans and hopefully writing songs. Our scene is a friend's beach house with a wood burning sauna, pine trees, gnarled driftwood, eggs, and beans.
Some revelatory lyrics we've conceived:
"Fast asleep like the fourth of July
Bittersweet with a blackberry pie.
Signed my name in red white and blue
It ain't a shame, it's a barbecue."
"In my dream
your lips taste of ice cream
Angeline, my ice cream queen
don’t wake me up, it’s quite the dream."
We're in the dream phase, trying not to edit, cutting lots of slack, it's probably obvious. Lyrics are very important and personal to our songwriting, and we have yet to delve deep into writing them together. It's a new challenge. Like trying to work towards a nebulous emotion that if we could express to each other in words we would have no need for songs, a fragile winged thing, easily squished. You know? It's challenging. A new chapter in the Odell Fox book? Nevertheless, our headlights are set on a full length album to be released in 2017! Full of ice cream and blackberry pie.
This fall we will be in Austin with jaunts to beloved California and Colorado. If anyone would like to host a house concert or if you have any other performance ideas, please write back!
Jenner & Raph
Odell Fox Recommends:
Festival Wraps: Easy. Cold. Festive. Jalapeño flour tortillas, homous, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, extra sharp cheddar, hot Tostitos salsa, and crumbled Tostitos "Hint of Lime" chips. We enjoyed them thrice this weekend. And, multi-cultural!
Phil Cook: Music man. Musical projects include band favorites, The Shouting Matches, Hiss Golden Messenger, and his recent solo album "Southland Mission" has been playing on loop in Raph's Honda Civic. He also just seems like a really great guy.
Quoia: Our dear friend, Tall Tree organizer and British Columbia native, Mike Hann, just released an album. It features a song our band will never stop referencing in conversation, "Further Down the Road."
ps. below, another unreleased video from our NYC apartment show. CHEERS
Well, that steady drum of time keeps its weighty beating, and here we find ourselves at the start of another summer. Summer, the season when the band separates for a spell to actually "work." Jenner is back in California, doing whatever it is he does on rivers, and I've just landed in Sitka, Alaska, where I've been coming to work at an arts camp for the last five (five?!) years. At the airport this afternoon, I saw a young man who I knew as a pre-teen drive off in a blue Mustang convertible, which sent me into a bit of an existential tailspin for a minute.
I'll be teaching songwriting to middle schoolers for the next two weeks. It's a proposition that I've found pretty puzzling. How to teach something that to me still seems so mystical, and evasive. I kind of feel like my lesson plan should be just going on long walks along the water, occasionally sitting to stew in confused malaise. If something strikes over the course of the camp, great! If not, then they've written just as much as I have in the last month. Jokes aside, I'm really looking forward to the challenge, and I have a feeling the process will drum up some inspiration in me as well.
The band will next convene in British Columbia, as we are lucky enough to return to Port Renfrew to play at the mythic Tall Tree Music Festival. In the meantime, you can still find our music on iTunes and Spotify, our videos on YouTube, and you can share our tunes with your folk-loving friends and future fans! We'd sure appreciate it.
Raph & Jenner
Most importantly, we need to extend a huge motion of gratitude towards our dear friend and collaborator, Lauren Tronick. Without her passionate advocating on our behalf, her savvy and tenacity, and her immense talent and sensitive musical contributions, we would not be operating at the level we are today. Chances are, some of you reading this have Lauren to thank for learning about our music. You may also know her as the prettiest one in our promotional pictures. We're sorry to say Lauren is leaving the band, leaving us for now to our own goofy devices, but we are certain that whatever she pursues now, music, medicine, macrame, she will find success. Y'all keep an eye out for her.
Odell Fox Recommends:
Ben Balmer: Saw this cat and his band at the Whip-In, Austin's only part liquor store, part Indian fusion restaurant, part music venue, the other night. The guy rips. Amazing musicianship, and original songs reminiscent of two of our favorites, Josh Ritter and Gregory Alan Isakov.
Baby Sunscreen: Here's a recommendation from the river, just in time for the summer. Sunscreen for babies won't sting your eyes, it's usually high in SPF, and low in all the nasty ingredients they put in "adult" block. You and your skin are welcome.
We'll sign off with a new release of fan favorite, "Tired Man." The video is from our Live in Brooklyn Apartment Show series.
We're hot off a ten-day east coast travel-ganza, and filled with pizza, bagels, family, pizza bagels, and gratitude for all who came to see us. We love you.
As we debrief from the tour and bask in the many memorable moments, one sticks out above the rest. And no, it was not performing beside the Washington Monument in the rain for the strongest, sorest footed, wettest, most inspiring, pink-clad people at the finish line of a 39.3 mile walk to fight breast cancer (Avon 39). Nor was it singing "Carolina Pines" over Skype to a group of sleepy, smiling children at an orphanage in Zimbabwe (pictured above), and listening as they sang us a song back (Zimkids Orphan Trust). It certainly was not the terrible "Asian" salads we just ate in Terminal F of the Fort Lauderdale airport. It was, in fact, the hatching of an idea, one hatched by a brilliant supporter. It's the latest and greatest new merchandise idea, the cure for boring feet. It is ODELL SOCKS. We've always felt a bit sheepish wearing our own t-shirts (though they are unimaginably soft), but socks seem more acceptable. Sort of like shoulder tattoos instead of neck tattoos. Right? Except softer. Give us a holler if you know any folks in the sock business.
This month, Jenner heads to California to river guide on the Tuolumne River, and Raph will continue his diligent dog training in Austin, Florida, and New York, before heading back to Sitka, Alaska to teach songwriting to unsuspecting middle schoolers. We will meet again in British Columbia at the end of June to play the Tall Tree Music Festival in stunningly scenic Port Renfrew.
Jenner and Raph
5/8 Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley Jenner Fox Solo Show
5/22 Rockwood Music Hall New York City Raph Odell Shapiro Solo Show
Odell Fox Recommends...
The Perfect PB&J.
1: Ingredients - Peanut butter with minimal ingredients (i.e. just peanuts and salt). Your favorite jam/jelly or honey. Bread without too much going on, Odell Fox recommends Dave's Killer Bread, honey oats and flax flavor.
2: The Spread - A healthy layer of peanut butter (about the width of a pencil) across the whole surface of the bread, all the way to but not over the crust. Do the same with the jelly, but less, like half a pencil's width.
3: NOW, WAIT - This is the most important step. Go do something fun. Leave your PB&J somewhere, like the bottom of your backpack so it gets a water bottle imprint on it, or leave it in the sun on your dashboard. Drop it a couple times. Put it in your pocket. If you need or want to speed up the process, you can sit on it. You will know it's ready when the bread is no longer the shape of bread and the jelly is bleeding through
4: Enjoy with a Beverage - This tends to be a very sticky sandwich.
Seeing the Wood Brothers in Concert: We've enjoyed this Americana soul trio's recordings for a while, but we were fortunate enough to see them perform at the Old Settler's Music Festival last month, and their live show is astounding. Such musicianship, such groove, and if that's not enough, Oliver Wood looks like a folk-rock Gandalf. Here are their upcoming tour dates. A good show to get to would probably be at Red Rocks Amphitheater with our friend Abby.
And before we go...some memorable May quotes
"I gotta say man, none of us would have come to your show if you weren't good at soccer."
-Member of Jenner's men's league soccer team in Austin. The majority of the audience at Odell Fox's latest Austin show was from the team. Thanks Celtic Cowboys! Jenner is thus still being conditioned to believe that soccer skills actually matter.
-The second of two headlines (one a giant picture on the front page) promoting Raph's return to perform in his small hometown of Sag Harbor. He's apparently a really big deal, and we're lucky to have him. Thanks Sag Harbor Express.
As a band now just over a year old, we’ve gotten better at a few things. Things like playing harmonica, like planning tours with a few days off, like packing all of our gear into the trunk of a Chevy Impala. But the thing we still need practice at? Staying put. It’s been about a month now since we finally unpacked our bags, set up our guitar stands, and moved in to our respective rooms in Austin. This in fact marks the first time that we’ve been in the same city and not been living in the same house/tent. We don’t hate it.
Jenner has been making his own yogurt, and has already joined not one, but two men’s soccer leagues. Raph just started driving for Uber and Lyft, and you’ll find him most mornings furiously dustbustering dog hair from the backseat of his car. We finally competed in a Spikeball tournament, where we were told our performance was “legit,” considering it was the first time we’d seriously competed. We took the opportunity to wear Odell Fox tee shirts as our team jerseys, and can confirm they are very soft. You can now buy a shirt in our own online store, here. (Game-worn shirts available by request only.)
Music remains the harmonious glue that binds our now blissfully independent lives together. We look forward to our scheduled thrice-weekly rehearsals, followed by a home-cooked meal or, more often than not, the most convenient taco. The opportunity and energy of the scene in Austin is so exciting to us, and it seems Austin is excited to have us as well. We’ll be hitting the road again soon, but in the meantime, it’s good to be home. We’ve got a few more shows in town as part an April residency at our new favorite venue, Teller’s, on 7th and Trinity, so if you’re a new fan and neighbor, come say hi.
Raph and Jenner
Odell Fox Recommends...
Promised Land EP. Our own Lauren Tronick recorded four of her rich, poignant, soulful original songs while she was home in LA. We were fortunate enough to get to hang with her in the studio on one of her final editing days, and her drive for perfection and ear for detail reminded us how lucky we are to have her on our team. Please take a listen to this beautiful and vulnerable debut release, and share it! Find it here.
Having a songwriter as a roommate. He’ll most likely be home all day, and in order to procrastinate actually writing a song, will clean the house, run any errand you want, and will make yogurt.
Taquitos Michoacanos. Raph’s parents visited Austin for the first time last week, and engaged in a blistering and thorough tour of the best taquerias the city has to offer. This tiny late-night stand, walking distance from Raph’s South Austin home, came out as the clear favorite. Tacos al pastor with a real wow factor. Check them out if you can.
And before we go...
Here's a video of Peter's Song, filmed at Song & Surf Music Festival in Port Renfrew, BC by Kendall Rock (kendall-rock.com). Sound engineered and mixed by the inimitable Hugh Mackie.
Yellow and dashed white lines inch by, we're somewhere between Lordsburg and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, a road straighter than Ted Cruz, we listen to imitators of Steve Earle and a 6 hour podcast history of Genghis Kahn. Austin, Texas is the light at the end of our desert tunnel. Behind us are 15 shows, a month in the Pacific I5 corridor, rain, dog poops in countless cities and gas station grass patches, one roadkill rabbit, new songs, layers of spilled snacks on car seats, and all of you who came out to shows. Special welcome to the new folks who are receiving their first Odell Fox Newsletter!
We're feeling an exciting sort of momentum. And not just because the speed limit here is 80. It's something about coming back to a city to find more people at our shows, people we've never met, offering gracious accolades. Last fall in Portland, we played for eight people (four were family members); two weeks ago in Portland, we filled Cup & Bar, a warehouse-sized coffee shop, with nearly 50 warm, chocolate-eating faces. We have no cardinal direction as twenty-something-year-olds, nor as a band, and we've had many many moments of feeling lost. But the band is turning roughly one, and somewhere between the CDs given to gas station attendants, the gruesome where-to-eat-on-tour decisions, and the tears, smiles, and laughter you all met us with, we found that we believe in it. We believe in the music, and we could't be so sure if you all didn't also believe. Thanks for being on our team.
And special thanks to the US Border Agent who confiscated our wilting Valentine's Day flowers.
We're dropping the anchor in Austin TX until May, with a short East Coast stint at the end of April. Keep an eye out for tour dates and new photos/videos on our website! For now, here's a video from our first leg of tour in Port Renfrew, BC, home of the Song & Surf music festival.
We live in an amazing and complicated and often/always messed up country, one that we're grateful to be able to create in. Here's our tune "Waiting Game," an anthem about being a young American trying to add a voice to the important conversation that still needs to be had. We love you all, we're strengthened by you all, and we hope you can join us in taking today to reflect on the work that has been done, and the work still to do. Thanks as usual to kendall-rock.com for the beautiful video.
The year when it all got started. It had its ups and downs emotionally, its ups and downs creatively, its ups and downs coastally. It was chock full of road trips and skinny dips, pull out couches and sold out shows, new friends and new tunes. It was so full of music, and for that we are grateful. So here's a love song for you, 2015, and for all the people that made it so special. It's called "All I Had," the third track on our forthcoming EP, featured here in another beautiful video from Kendall Rock. Peace and love, cheese and hugs, onward and upward y'all. <3
Merry happy to you and yours! We're feeling grateful for the love and support we've seen from y'all this holiday season. So, in the spirit of gratitude and wintry libations, we give you the next installment of the apartment show series filmed by Kendall Rock. As a nod to our not-so-distant past, here's the slightly-eponymous second track off of the "Moon Shiner EP" (Feb 1st!), "Moonshiner."
As tour comes to a close and we part ways 'til 2016, we want to say thanks to everyone who provided us with support/love/couches along the way, and share exciting announcement: the release date for the "Moon Shiner EP" has officially been set for February 1st (!!), when we'll also embark on a release tour. Until then, feast your eyes and ears on videos from our apartment show in Brooklyn, filmed by the inimitable Kendall Rock. First up, the opening track on the EP: One At a Time.
Greetings from NYC and Oregon,
Raph is in his happy place, enjoying the culinary opportunities New York has to offer, and Jenner is tired and in the snow, also a happy place. But it's been a month since we toured up down and around California and Oregon in our trademark sprinting, forgot-to-look-at-maps fashion, a month since recording our debut EP with Blue Coast Records. We're getting restless with all this time not spent in cars, in sleeping bags, and in tune. We miss each other, y'all!
Luckily, winter is coming (already here) and with it some EXCITING NEWS:
#1: On Monday we sent off 6 brand new, mixed and mastered songs to be made into 1,000 copies of our debut CD. It shall be called the Moon Shiner EP, an homage to our not-so-distant past. 1,000 shrink wrapped little squares with our pictures on them, act quickly and you can have 100 copies all for yourself. We're feeling proud and mighty excited to share the music with you all!
#2: This month we're going on a short East Coast Tour!
Here's where we'll be:
- December 11 - Rockwood Music Hall, New York City, NY, 11:30pm (info)
- December 13 - House Concert, Washington DC, 7pm, email email@example.com for details
- December 15 - House Concert, Charlottesville, VA, 7pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
- December 17 - Driftaway Cafe, Savannah, GA, 6-8pm (info)
- December 19th - House Concert, 227 Hector Ave, Metairie, New Orleans, LA, 7pm, email email@example.com for details
#3: Our team has a manager! The lumbering tricycle that was Moon Shiner has evolved into a nimble full suspension machine now called Odell Fox. Our newly nimble nature is largely due to the addition of Lauren Tronick, our wonderful, can do, business minded, email proficient, fiddle playing, smokey singing, good-at-spelling, manager. She's keeping both ducks in a row. We even have a bank account.
In case you missed our last (very important) email, here it is:
Moon Shiner is now...ODELL FOX
We're sure that after weeks, or possibly months of being our fans, you've come to love the name "Moon Shiner," and we're sorry to see it go too. We love the song, we love the moon, we're easily distracted by shiny objects. But this baby band is growing up, and as with any coming-of-age, there are going to be some changes. After much discussion and debate, and after strongly considering many wonderful suggestions from friends, parents, and friends' parents, we've landed on ODELL FOX. We hope you'll help us make the transition into these new and uncharted nominal waters as smooth as possible, and continue to listen and support us in all the amazing ways you already have.
Odell Fox Recommends:
- Spikeball: The next great American Sport. It's like beach volleyball, but way better, super portable, and doesn't hurt your wrists. It's the glue that keeps Odell Fox together. The perfect fierce competitive alternative to singing perdy emotional things all the time.
- Megan Keely's Deciduous. Megan performed with us at a Bay Area show a few weeks back and knocked off our socks. Since then we can't seem to stop listening to her penultimate album. You won't regret it.
- Homemade Almond Butter. It's easy - buy raw almonds, roast them in an oven on 350 for 13 minutes, put them in a food processor, add a bit of salt (if you're into that), turn the food processor on, wait, and have faith. Odell Fox recommends eating it on apples, while listening to Megan Keely.
As ever, please check out our new/same website, www.odellfoxmusic.com, for updates on our forthcoming EP and the December tour, and our impending move to Austin, TX!!
Raph n Jenner