The Stone Foxes hail from San Francisco, and have spent the last two years touring relentlessly; playing everything from festivals to cramped honky-tonks, East Coast, West Coast and everywhere in between. The band used most of the set to showcase new material from their soon-to-be-released third album, and though tangible elements of San Francisco’s rich psychedelic history seep into the ‘Foxes dirty blues swagger, their jams aren’t filled with excess. The band plays sharp, tight and to the point.
New(er) addition to the band, Elliot Peltzman, who has been with the Foxes for over a year added subtle texture with his deft keyboard/Rhodes combo and set the stage for the foot stomping “Ulysses Jones”, led by lead guitarist Spence Koehler’s growling vocals.
Not only were vocal duties shared, but instruments were swapped as well. When Mort discarded his bass and stepped behind the drum kit, Shannon Koehler took center stage and punctuated his howl with a distorted blues harmonica. This is something the Foxes have become well known for.
These guys play with such energy, it is impossible not to sing along, stomp a foot or shake a hip, and the electricity of their music could be felt long after the amps were switched off. With a new album in the making, The Stone Foxes should be on everyone’s radar.