Below you’ll find the finalized schedule for our impending West Coast leg of our Thank You Tour. We’ve got a whole lot on the books, and we could not be more excited to officially bring the new album to the coast where this band was begat. It feels especially poetic, dear friends, because it looks like this will be the last Odell Fox tour. At least for now.
This coming January will mark three years since Jenner and Raph started writing and performing together, based out of the Fox family home in Palo Alto. Now, innumerable yoga class serenades, shirtless band practices, magical house concerts, roadside banh mi stops, and packed venues later, we’ve decided to part ways and develop as artists separately. This decision was not come to easily, but was come to with love and mutual respect; we are and always will be brothers. Future collaborations with the three of us, or combinations therein, are highly likely. Whether that music will come from “Odell Fox,” however, is as of now unclear.
Without a doubt one of the most difficult and sad aspects of this change is telling you all about it, our friends, family, and fans. We cannot thank you enough for the encouragement, the vibes, the support, both emotional and financial, that you’ve given us over the last few years. Thank you for listening to our music, for coming to our shows, for putting sheets on your L-shaped couches for us, for signing up for our newsletter, for really caring. It is by no means because we felt a lack of love for our material that we’re calling it quits. Far from it. It’s just, what feels right for us right now, as artists, friends, and individuals. And that’s all we have to go on.
But rest assured, we are all still committed to dedicating our lives to music, and we hope you’ll continue to follow along and support us in our future endeavors. Jenner has an exciting solo album currently in the works, that Hans played on as well, that he’ll be touring with when he returns from Chile in 2018. You can sign up for his solo project newsletter here:
and support him on Patreon here:
Raph and Hans are staying in South Austin and will continue to play together, in a project of new configuration. Stay tuned for ways to support and connect them. No links for now, just keep your ear to the tracks and listen for the rumble…
This has been an important, joyful, challenging, foundational period for us. Odell Fox will always mean so much to us. Y’all are a major part of that, a major part of our lives. So once more, as we love to say, THANK YOU. Hope some of you can make it to our shows in October and November and send us off good and proper. And lastly, the music we’ve made isn’t going anywhere! We hope you’ll continue to listen to Moon Shiner EP and Thank You, and share with friends who might dig it. We’re really proud of what we’ve made with this group, and with your help, it can live on.
All our love,
Odell Fox, The Band
Thank You Tour 2017 - The Last Leg
Oct 22 - Hole in the Wall - Austin, TX - 9pm
Oct 24 - House Concert - El Paso, TX -7pm
Oct 25 - House Concert - Albuquerque, NM - 7pm
Oct 26 - House Concert - Flagstaff, AZ - 8pm
Oct 27 - Viewpoint Brewing Company - San Diego, CA - 6pm
Oct 28 - Hotel Café - Los Angeles, CA - 9pm
Oct 30 - House Concert - Santa Barbara, CA - 7pm
Nov 1 - House Concert - San Luis Obispo, CA - 7:30pm
Nov 3 - House Concert - Santa Cruz, CA - 7:30pm
Nov 4 - House Concert - Palo Alto, CA - 7pm
Nov 7 - Lost Church (Night One, Opening w/ Heartbreaker) – San Francisco, CA - 7:30pm
Nov 8 - Lost Church (Night Two, Opening w/ For Emma, Forever Ago) - San Francisco, CA - 7:30pm
Nov 10 - House Concert - Berkeley, CA - 7:30pm (Limited seating, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nov 11 - Storyteller Series - Grant’s Pass, OR - 7:30pm
Nov 12-18 - McMenamin’s Al’s Den Residency - Portland, OR - 7pm
Nov 19 - Spoon Full Farm - Thorp, WA - 3pm
Nov 20 - House Concert - Hood River, OR - 7pm
If you're interested in attending a house concert, please write to us and we'll send you the necessary information. Thanks!
Odell Fox Recommends:
Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings really freakin' nailed it with this album. It's worth revisiting in its entirety if you haven't done it lately, or visiting for the first time if you haven't before. Odell Fox especially recommends listening to it on a sunny fall day in a hammock staring through the boughs of a Live Oak tree at a perfect blue Texas sky, if you can.
Homemade Granola - It's delicious, cheap, and very easy to make. It's a great gift to give people as well, especially when you're staying at their house on tour with your band. Here's one of our favorite recipes, courtesy of Mama Candice, by way of Deborah Madison:
6 c rolled grains (oats, barley, wheat, rye, spelt, kamut)
1 c wheat germ
2 c halved (horizontally) or chopped almonds
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom (sometimes)
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
½ c olive oil
¾ c maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300°. Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Spread on jelly roll pan and cook for approximately one hour or until browned. Loosen with spatula as soon as removed from oven. Let cool and store.
"Late Echo" by John Ashbery -
Alone with our madness and favorite flower
We see that there really is nothing left to write about.
Or rather, it is necessary to write about the same old things
In the same way, repeating the same things over and over
For love to continue and be gradually different.
Beehives and ants have to be re-examined eternally
And the color of the day put in
Hundreds of times and varied from summer to winter
For it to get slowed down to the pace of an authentic
Saraband and huddle there, alive and resting.
Only then can the chronic inattention
Of our lives drape itself around us, conciliatory
And with one eye on those long tan plush shadows
That speak so deeply into our unprepared knowledge
Of ourselves, the talking engines of our day.