SONG PREMIERE: Fox Street – “Ain’t Easy”

Fox Street is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the hardest working rock and roll bands on the Colorado music scene. Voted Denver’s “Best Traditional Rock Band” at the 2013 Westword Music Showcase, the group also played raging headline shows for packed houses at The Bluebird Theater and Larimer Lounge.

Fox Street boasts a big, soulful rock n’ roll sound laced with three-part harmonies, screaming guitars, soulful sax, and a devastatingly funky rhythm section. It certainly helps that the members of Fox Street share varied influences throughout American roots music — blues, jazz, country and a whole lotta funk — but also having shared the experience of taking Fox Street on the road together which gives the band a certain tightness and a dynamic range that simply cannot be acquired any other way. Over the past five years, Fox Street played hundreds of shows, maintained a relentless coast-to-coast tour schedule and spent countless of hours in the studio with Denver engineer/producer Josh Fairman (New Mastersounds, Ivan Neville, Kinetix) crafting two internationally acclaimed, self-produced, full-length albums: Welcome to Mighty Pleasin’ (2010) and Tough Talk (2013).

It’s the Fox Street sound that’s landed the band gigs sharing the bill and often the stage with contemporary touring acts like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Galactic; as well as members of legendary groups including The Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, and The Meters.

Fox Street is currently in the studio working on their third full-length release. and the first single “Ain’t Easy”  is premiering here at Glide (below).  The band describes the track as “about letting go of the intangible things that hold people down, in order to rediscover who and what truly make you happy.”  With soulful lead vocals that ignite with authenticity and top notch musicianship, Fox Street stands next to both Alabama Shakes and Tedeschi Trucks Band in the spectrum of soul/roots/blues ambassadors.

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