In Plain Sight is the eagerly awaited new album release from singer songwriter Chris Fox. With plenty of time on his hands during the lockdown of 2020 he wrote this album with the express intention of not writing about himself or his feelings. So, he sat down and diligently wrote a collection of songs…… all about himself and his feelings. Here you will find ten original songs painted on a musical backdrop of Folk and Roots, Americana, Country, Blues and contemporary Transatlantic Folk. Musical Influences (to name a few) range from the Mavericks, Paul Simon, John Martyn, Transatlantic Sessions and Willie Nelson.
The album features Holly Brandon on fiddle (The Magpies, Painted Sky) and John Parker on Double Bass (Nizlopi, The Willows, Jackie Oates) and was produced and recorded by Dan Wilde at Gladeside Recordings. This album reflects the thoughts, fears and joys of the everyday inspired by a multitude of events and characters that activate his surreal and somewhat feverish imagination.
A genre defying folk troubadour Chris Fox made rapid progress through the UK folk and roots scene with his song writing, utilising a variety of styles across the root’s lexicon of traditional and contemporary folk, Americana, Country and Blues. Audiences are enthralled by his rich vocals, complex guitar playing, and loop pedal alchemy finding Chris to be humorous and thought provoking in equal measures. His naturally laid back, unostentatious style creates the perfect ambience for an intimate and inclusive live experience drawing listeners in with tales of both the everyday and the unexpected.
Born and raised in Cambridgeshire, Chris cut his teeth playing for pints in local drinking establishments along the river Great Ouse in 2014. Fast forward to an award-winning singer songwriter, Chris has performed at folk festivals, clubs and theatres in the UK as headliner, in double bills and as support for major acts on the UK Folk Scene. Runner up in the Bury St Edmunds song competition he went on to win the Sheringham Showcase to open for Fairport Convention at Folk on The Pier 2018 and the Lichfield Folk Festival song writing competition 2019. Chris has played Cambridge Folk festival three times including a packed out set in The Den. Now playing headline gigs Chris has also supported some of the greats including Peter Knights Gigspanner Trio, Peter Knight & John Spiers, Jim Moray, Trials of Cato, Boo Hewerdine, Lucy Ward, Granny’s Attic, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Edwina Hayes and Ange Hardy.
Chris released his first studio album From the Shadows and the single ‘Bird of Paradise’ in 2019. Both were well received. In 2022, despite the carnage Covid created in the music industry for the last two years, Chris has a busy festival season ahead playing Black Deer, Costa del Folk and the Mainstage at Ely Folk Festival. In the autumn following the album launch in Cambridge on September 9th, Chris will start a busy UK tour, playing from the south coast to the North-West.
Artist’s website: www.chrisfoxmusic.org
‘One More For The Road’ – live: