Foxhound, the folk duo of Chris Kasper and Kiley Ryan, celebrated the release of their brand new self-titled debut album with a show at The Fire this past Saturday. Johnny Miles and Marc Silver were also on the bill. A show with this bill meant I had no choice but to go.
Saturday’s show was full of treats like getting to see duo sets by Johnny Miles (with Carl Cheeseman) and Marc Silver (with Ryan Williams). I really enjoyed both of these sets and it was so nice to see some of my favorites perform live again. Needless to say, the show was off to a great start.
Another treat was seeing Foxhound perform with a full band. Yes, Kasper and Ryan were joined by Freddie Berman (drums) and Jaron Olevsky (upright bass, accordion). Plus, Philip D’Agostino played banjo on a few songs.
This was like the best of the best. Chris Kasper is the best singer-songwriter ever. Kiley Ryan has revealed herself as a great singer-songwriter too and her fiddle playing is mesmerizing. I’ve seen Jaron Olevsky lend his musical talents to several artists over the years and I’ve always admired his work. Philip D’Agostino is the master of all instruments, novice of none. And last but most certainly not least, Freddie Berman–drummer extraordinaire. It was an A-MA-ZING set by Foxhound!
As for Foxhound’s self-titled debut album, I’ll save my thoughts for a proper album review but I’ll tell you this now–Foxhound’s music makes my ears smile.
Oh my, that was a marvelous night of music.