RIYL: Randy Newman, Leon Redbone, Squirrel Nut Zippers, AJ Croce
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- "Free Puzzle" · Sept. 4, 2013
Influences: Doctor John, Bob Dylan, Pere Ubu, Randy Newman
“I'm happy to be back in San Diego after spending my last ten years touring as a bass player for a national act based out of NYC, and earning a degree at the Berklee College of Music in Boston,” says singer/songwriter Nathan Fox.
He released his I'm All Done EP in summer 2013. “The EP is digital,” he says. “I do have a master for press to vinyl as well, but it will to take me a bit to get around to having those made.” The San Diego native’s tunes like “Cutie Pie” evoke Leon Redbone and Randy Newman, showcasing his acoustic cabaret bop with frequent touches of New Orleans swing.
“Once I had all the songs written, I contacted my friend Jake Staley about coproducing the EP with me. Together, we wrote out charts for the players, preproduced mockups, click tracks, and scratch tracks in our own studio, and then flew out to Bomb Shelter Studios in Nashville.”
The Tennessee locale enabled Fox to recruit stellar guest players such as bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins), banjo player Richard Bailey (Al Green, George Jones), and drummer Fred Eltringham (the Wallflowers, Sheryl Crow). After the EP release in September 2013, Fox embarked on an east coast tour.
A new single was released in June 2015, "Falling In Love."