The Stone Foxes Channel Blues Roots with Lovesick Single "My Place"

Article Contributed by Sideways Media | Published on Saturday, December 13, 2014

San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes are excited to announce the release of “My Place”, the fourth installment of their “Foxes First Fridays” single release series. Taking a rest from their rock laden anthemic jams, this country spirit ballad shows a band with serious heart. “I'm a pretty jolly person, but writing a happy love song has never really been my thing,” says Koehler.

The song was a full band collaboration that stemmed from one member’s struggling relationship and that desire to be at home, surrounded by all those good memories, now in the past. Throw in some chords from Vince Dewald (Vocals, Bass), a bit of Spence Koehler’s country pedal steel, Elliot Peltzman’s organ keys, and new-band member Ben Andrew’s love for Robbie Robertson, this heart heavy homesick track came to life.  “I was flying out of Seattle after feeling beat up by someone who I really cared about, yet again,” says Koehler (Shannon) “and just wanted to get back home to where I remembered her best. My house isn't very glamorous and it's not exactly my ‘sanctuary’ or ‘haven’, but at least it's got some good memories.”

The Stone Foxes have been supporting their singles release campaign the past few months on the road with Gov’t Mule, Social Distortion, at CMJ and have rounded out the year with a series of residencies at Los Angeles’ Bootleg and in San Francisco’s Chapel.

Moving into the holidays the band have used these releases and shows as a platform to raise awareness of a social issue very close to their hearts, hunger and homelessness. In each city they have partnered with a local charity, in Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission and in San Francisco Episcopal Community Services to collect canned goods and socks, and to raise awareness of what each organization does in their local community. To learn more about the bands on going initiatives to fight homelessness and hunger please visit The Goodnight Moon Project.