Two years after charmingly bursting onto the scene with their fellow Dallas Family Band cohorts, it seems Fox & The Bird is finally ready to release their debut album.
"I guess we're the last of the main Dallas Family Band groups to release an album," says Dan Bowman, one-fifth of the current Fox & The Bird collective. "I'd say it's long overdue, especially since we started recording several tracks on the album over a year ago."
Bowman and his fellow band members -- including his wife Kelsey, Daniel Hall (who produced the album), Travis Lawrence and occasional member Wheeler Sparks -- plan to release the album on Friday, July 29, at Sons of Hermann Hall on a bill shared by Whiskey Folk Ramblers and Fox & The Bird's fellow Dallas Family Band associates in The Beaten Sea.
"We're really excited about the release," Bowman says. "The album is really an amalgamation of the last three years of the band, with songs by all the members of the band that have joined over the years, including Ray Weyandt, Travis Lawrence, Dan Bowman, Kelsey Bowman, and Wheeler Sparks. We felt like this first album should reflect what we have been to this point. These songs have been the backbone of the band."
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To that end, Bowman has been kind enough to pass along one of the recorded version of one of the band's more familiar live songs, "Floating Feather," along to DC9 as an exclusive download. Check it out after the jump.