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Todd Eric Lovato, the musician behind such award-winning acts as Felonious Groove Foundation, Skinnyfat and Fantastic Planet, is back with the self-titled debut album release of his most recent solo effort, Todd and the Fox. The roots-rock duo, which blends banjo, guitar, drums and pulsing electronic bass lines, has recently returned from a whirlwind tour through South Korea where it first made its album available. The celebration at Low Spirits takes place Nov. 17, at Low Spirits, 2823 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $5.
(Watch a Todd and the Fox performance from South Korea)
The Nov. 17 release party features a jam-packed night of music from Todd and the Fox as well as some of Lovato’s closest musical collaborators: the Cali Shaw Band, Alex Maryol, Zack Freeman and a special performance by Española’s own “gonzo roots” purveyors The Imperial Rooster.
(Watch a Todd and the Fox performance on Steven Michael Quezada’s “The After, After Party”)
Todd and the Fox is made up of Lovato on banjo, guitar, bass pedals, Ableton Live and Erik Sawyer on drums. A founder of the funk outfit Felonious Groove Foundation, Lovato formed Todd and the Fox in 2011 as a way to further explore minimalist songwriting, especially on his banjo, the instrument that informs most of the songs on the new album. The reception was warm and instantaneous and the quickly band earned profiles in local and state press (SF Reporter, NM Magazine), performances at SXSW 2012, a sponsored invitation to represent the U.S. in the 2012 ICCN Festival in South Korea and opening performances for such national acts as Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Oakhurst and Gregory Alan Isakov. Lovato now performs with Todd and the Fox exclusively.
(Learn more about Todd and the Fox on its ReverbNation page, Facebook, Twitter and official website)
The full-length Todd and the Fox album was produced by Lovato over the course of two years, mixed and mastered by Andrew Click, tracked by Jono Manson and features guest appearances by Lumpy (Bryan Highhill) and Española’s The Imperial Rooster. Lovato has earned five New Mexico Music Industry Awards during his time with Felonious Groove Foundation, Fantastic Planet and Skinnyfat.