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FOXTRAX and Joseph Aaron @ The Evening Muse
May 19 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Holing up in a cabin located in the woods of North Carolina for 5 weeks, the band wrote their debut EP “The Cabin”.
Despite hailing from New York there is no evidence of the hustle and bustle synonymous with ‘big city life’ evident in their music. DJ Mark Goodman of Sirius XM’s “The Spectrum,” became a fan and avid supporter after seeing the band live, enthusiastically requesting to play The Cabin’s songs on-air and subsequently telling his listeners right from the start, “I love this band!”
FOXTRAX are an official SXSW 2017 showcasing artist and will open for Barns Courtney on his North American tour this May 2017.
Aaron’s mother first taught him to play music on an old Winter upright family piano at a young age. Raised in the shadows of a now defunct Virginian textile town, Aaron was immersed in a world of artists that told stories — from folk heroes like James Taylor and Jim Croce, to the rock legend Lynyrd Skynyrd, to the heart-breaking soul of Ray Charles. He carries the tradition of story with him today, while showcasing a style that is markedly different than his roots.
The new Nashville-native comes out swinging with his debut EP: The Mountain, The Lion, and The Labrador. If you listen closely, you’ll hear the nuance of Aaron’s influences. ‘Alleluia’ lends its raw aggression Billy Powell and smooth delivery to Ray Charles and Bill Withers. ‘Sometime After Midnight’ reveals an eclectic radio hit with the passion of U2, while the blue-eyed hope of ‘You Have My Attention’, reflects the inspiring voice of Coldplay. Aaron’s songwriting and performance weave a rich musical tale, but often his piano becomes the storyteller — sometimes whispering, sometimes screaming, but always gripping.