Mountain Stage
10:18 pm
Sat January 28, 2012

The Fox Hunt On Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:03 pm

The string band The Fox Hunt returns to Mountain Stage to dispense more dirt-laden tales of drinking, cheating and damnation around a single shared condenser microphone. Led by singer-songwriter John R. Miller, the Martinsburg, W.V., group assimilates influences that begin with early-20th-century string-band music and end with a variety of punk and rock.

Formed in 2006, the group supports its harmonies with mandolin, banjo and fiddle. In 2010, the band released its third album, Long Way to Go. Upon returning from a tour of Ireland in 2011, The Fox Hunt became the first act to sell out the Shepherdtown, W.V., Opera House. On the road 150 days a year, the band has amassed a loyal following and was featured on CNN.

This show originally aired on October 14, 2011.

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