Updated Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:51 am
The Phillip Fox Band will be in concert for Bike Night at Millstone BBQ on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.
The band has played together for three-and-a-half years. Two years ago, they released their first full band recording, Motor City Blood. Their newest album, Heartland, comes out Sept. 2, after a year-and-a-half of preparation.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Fox, noting that subject matter ranges from love songs to road songs to angry songs. “It covers a lot of topics.”
Members include Jonathan Kampfe on bass, who played strings and supplied background vocals on the record; David Morkel on guitar, who also sings background; Austin Nill on drums; and Fox on vocals and guitar.
The band averages 200 shows per year.
“Every show’s a little different,” Fox said, but at the end of the day, the band wants to make a connection with the audience, wherever they are.
According to Fox, whether at a backyard barbecue or at a county fair, whether playing for five people or 5,000, they want to see a reaction from the crowd.
Currently, the band is focused on releasing their record. To this end, they will be performing big concerts to promote the project. This fall, they will travel to Huston, Texas, to perform. Most upcoming concerts center in Ohio and Indiana.
Two of the band’s previous engagements at Millstone were rained out, Fox reported. One involved a tornado warning.
“We’re hoping it will be dry for a change,” he said. “We vacation down there in Hocking County. Beautiful, beautiful country.”
They have not yet performed at Millstone and are looking forward to the show.
For more information about the Phillip Fox Band, visit www.phillipfoxmusic.com.