The Stone Foxes

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The Stone Foxes
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Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Blues rock, hard rock, soul, rock and roll
Years active 2005–present
Labels Kaleidoscopic Wondersound Records
Associated acts The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant
Members Shannon Koehler - drums, harmonica p, vocals
Spence Koehler - guitar, vocals
Vince Dewald - bass, vocals
Ben Andrews - guitar, violin
Brian Bakalian - drums
Elliott Peltzman - keys, vocals
Past members Aaron Mort, Avi Vinocur

The Stone Foxes is an American rock and roll band based out of San Francisco, California, United States.


The Stone Foxes originated in the sleepy foothills of California’s Central Valley where members Aaron Mort, and brothers Spence Koehler (guitarist) and Shannon Koehler (drummer) grew up.[1] After high school, they went to college at San Francisco State University.

A couple of years later, after living with the three founding members and discovering their similar musical tastes, Avi Vinocur (guitarist and bassist) joins the band.[2]

Formed in late 2005, The Stone Foxes spent their first few years together working on balancing out their musical style. The end product (for now) is a style infused with country, rock, blues, and a touch of San Francisco.[3] The group’s songs are full of classic blues structures and shout-along moments.[4]

On April 14, 2011, they opened for Cage The Elephant and Grammy winners The Black Keys at Mesa Amphitheatre in Phoenix, Arizona.[5] Their cover of Slim Harpo's "I'm A King Bee" was featured in the national ad campaign for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.[6]

With their fourth album, The Stone Foxes took a different approach to releasing their new music with Foxes First Friday. With plans to release a new song for free the first Friday of every month, the first single "Locomotion" was released on September 5, 2014. At the end of the releases, all songs will be compiled along with live versions, bonus tracks and photos from the road into one album compilation titled Twelve Spells. The album was released in August 2015.[7][8]

In February 2016 The Stone Foxes embarked on their first UK tour with Bath-based, Zambian brother duo Bite The Buffalo.

TV placements[edit]


The band was featured on NPR's "World Cafe: Next" in July 2010.[11] "Mr. Hangman" off Bears & Bulls is in Power Rotation on X103.9 Phoenix,[12] and Bears & Bulls peaked at No. 4 on FMQB's Sub Modern albums chart, with single "Stomp" coming in at No. 7.[13]



  • The Stone Foxes (2008)
  • Bears & Bulls (2010)
  • Small Fires (2013)
  • Twelve Spells (2015)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets (Justice Records) (2009): "Fever"


  • "Mr. Hangman" (2010)
  • "Psycho" (2011)
  • "Everybody Knows" (2012)
  • "Locomotion" (2014)
  • "She Said Riot" (2014)
  • "It Ain't Nothin" (2014)
  • "My Place" (2014)
  • "Jericho" (2015)

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ "The Stone Foxes Return to Rock's Roots". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Vigil, Delfin (2008-10-16). "The Stone Foxes". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Site currently unavailable :: Site web temporairement indisponible :: Actualmente, el sitio web no está disponible". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  6. ^ Chapman, Mike (2011-04-27). "Ad of the Day: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  7. ^ "The Stone Foxes Announce New Album, Offer Up First Track, 'Locomotion' « LIVE 105". 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  8. ^ "The Stone Foxes release their anthem for the 99% ‘She Said Riot’ and dates with Social Distortion". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  9. ^ "Shameless | Series Official Site - Showtime". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  10. ^ [3] Archived February 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 
  11. ^ Stone, The (2010-07-05). "The Stone Foxes On 'World Cafe: Next' : World Cafe". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  12. ^ "Radio that plays The Stone Foxes - Listen Online". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  13. ^ "Mitch Schneider Organization". Retrieved 2015-06-05. 

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