3 Fox Drive - Listen to the Music!

3 Fox Drive
Listen to the Music

(Koch Nashville)

First Appeared in The Music Box, January 2006, Volume 13, #1

Written by T.J. Simon


Fans of Nickel Creek’s inventive amalgam of bluegrass and pop are sure to enjoy the music of 3 Fox Drive, a six-piece roots-oriented outfit that is anchored by the members of upstate New York’s Fox family: Kim, Barb, and Joel. The material on its latest endeavor Listen to the Music is lush with harmony vocals with Kim featured as the centerpiece, and on original compositions, such as This Little House of Mine and An Eye for an Eye, she sounds strikingly similar to Carly Simon. Her voice gets downright brassy on a cover of Shelby Lynne’s obscure Slow Me Down as well as on the title track, which is a reinterpretation of the Doobie Brothers’ classic. Although the music of 3 Fox Drive essentially is based in bluegrass, the musicians bring a jaunty rock-driven sensibility to the table that shines throughout each of the album’s dozen tunes — from the dizzying mandolin picking of Jim Reed on An Eye for an Eye to the mournful fiddle of Megan Lynch on Man behind the Wall. In short, 3 Fox Drive is the place where American mountain culture intersects with technical expertise and captivating showmanship to formulate an impressive musical package. starstarstarstar

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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!


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