In March 2006, the Hart House Chamber Strings had their first pops concert (photos). I play bass with the chamber strings, and I’ve since taken over as administrator for the pops concert, but that first concert really left an impression on me.
Especially Kevin Fox.
He closed the night and played a song called “Phone Booth” off his upcoming album, Songs for Cello & Voice. Unreal.
I’ve since run across Kevin many times. He worked as musical director with Shaye for a while, and I met Damhnait Doyle through the Humber Summer Songwriting Workshop, so I saw him perform with them. I swear I saw him in a Jann Arden music video, and I saw him play with Andy Kim at Hugh’s Room. He also played cello on some of Robyn Dell’Unto’s recordings.
As a songwriter and cellist, he’s doing exactly what I’m trying to do with songwriting and violin. Kevin Fox is my hero.
I’ve had Phone Booth stuck in my head for years, and yesterday I finally got to hear it again. After finding his Facebook Musician Page, I came across this YouTube video and found more tracks from his upcoming album on his website.
Definitely worth a listen.
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On a semi-related note, did you hear this? http://blogs.wnyc.org/radiolab/2008/08/25/quantum-cello/
And on an unrelated note, I’ve seen you walking around BA a few times. I’ll say hi next time 😉
This is really cool! Listening to it now, thanks for the link.
Yeah, definitely say hi next time! I’m a little hard to miss at times with the hair.. haha
Really beautiful and pleasant sound! I checked the site and listened again and again. Like the style of performance, feels like the cello sings with him together.
Blaise, thanks for introducing.