It Don’t Mean a Thang if it Ain’t Got That Twang!
Foxes In The HenHouse is She Done Him Wrong songs. She Got Him Back songs. She Kicked Him Out Once and for All songs. It’s a bluegrass Bob Marley tune. A swinging Jimmie Rodgers number. It’s Frankie and Johnny drinking lemonade under a shade tree with Nina Simone, with a dash a fiddle and a splash of moonshine.
Foxes In The HenHouse is four (and sometime 5) audacious women with stunning three-part harmonies and mad instrumental skills.
It’s the lovechild of Doc Watson and Mavis Staples—a soulful quartet at the intersection of Americana, country, blues, jazz, gospel, bluegrass, cowboy, and swing.
Real roots music, for good times . . . and hard times, too.
Foxes In The HenHouse is the versatile Pamela Joyce on guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, cajon, washboard, and vocals. It’s bassist Dorian Bartley throwing her lush, throaty voice into lead and harmony vocal parts. It’s Andrea Ringlein bringing her compelling voice along with her guitar skills. It’s Alice Fitzwater spicing it all up on fiddle with rich and melodic lines. And if the occasion calls for percussion, Kathie Rothkop joins the Foxes with her stump fiddle, washboard, snare and various foot stompin percussive instruments.
These talented musicians have performed as members of D’Bunchovus, Funksway, The Artifacts, The Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble, The Bootleg Honeys, Jon Gonzales Stringband, The Hicktones, Manzanita Moon, The Christmas Jugband and the Coverlettes.
Now they’re delighting NorthBay audiences with catchy Americana classics and lost gems.
And they do it with the accent on the upbeat.