MISSOULA – San Francisco’s energetic rock band The Stone Foxes, together with Montana’s soulful duo Rotgut Whines, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the University Center Ballroom at the University of Montana. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Known for their commanding stage presence, even jumping down into the crowd if the mood strikes, The Stone Foxes aim to deliver an action-packed show to their fans.
According to The Stone Foxes website, this is not a sit-down-and-watch kind of event. “Like Elvis once said about rock ’n’ roll, ‘If you feel it, you can’t help but move to it.’ The Stone Foxes’ live show brandishes this kind of dynamic passion on stage. It’s impossible not to feel it.”
The Stone Foxes bear the torch of their predecessors with the knowledge that rock-and-roll can move a new generation. They’ve played in front of thousands at festivals such as Outside Lands and Voodoo Fest, they’ve headlined the legendary Fillmore Theater in their hometown and they have supported acts such as The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant and ZZ Top. Now, with the release of their fourth album, “Twelve Spells,” they have solidified a place in their city’s rich rock ’n’ roll history.
Founded by brothers Shannon (vocals/drums/harp) and Spence Koehler (guitar/vocals), who came from the Sierra Nevada foothills near Tollhouse, California, The Stone Foxes started playing during Koehler’s San Francisco State University days in the Sunset District of San Francisco. As their music continued to grow and they began touring, the duo expanded by adding Elliott Peltzman (keyboard), Brian Bakalian (drums/bass/guitar), Vince Dewald (vocals/guitar) and Ben Andrews (violin/guitar) to the band.
Rotgut Whines combines soulful rhythms with energizing tempos and passionate storytelling to create their signature sound: “Fingerpickin’ Soul and Roll.” Lead singer/guitarist Evan Manuel and drummer/backup vocalist Andrew Murphy prove wrong the old adage that there is strength in numbers.
According to the band, “Murphy’s crisp beats and deep baritone voice provide the perfect supplements to Manuel’s flying fingers and catchy melodies. First-time listeners are often shocked at the pair’s ability to create the powerful sound some fans have described as ‘magic.’’’
Tickets cost $20 plus applicable fees and can be purchased at Rockin’ Rudy’s and Ear Candy Music. They will also be available for purchase at the door.
For more information call Johnson at 541-633-0720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.