You hear a voice as thick and smooth as whiskey and mellow guitar playing that you can only imagine is the byproduct of God’s hands literally caressing the strings to move. You imagine a symphony raucously swaying in musical unity behind a bear of a man strumming on the most melodious acoustic guitar you’ve ever heard. But it fades back to just one man and that’s all that is really there. In an instant you are taken with him across rivers and hills. With lyrical poetry that is both tasteful and strong, you are pulled into a warm and welcoming evening of lighthearted banter and tasteful folk music. This was my transcendent experience hearing Luke Fox. A traveler and kindred spirit, Luke has a friendly demeanor and an authentic character. His music is soothing and exact; I don’t know how long he has been honing his craft but it is as fine as aged wine. After hearing him for the first time he joined me for drinks and I can see why his music is so poignant: the guy is as genuine as his lyrics. A sure-fire favorite and one heckofa guy. Don’t miss what Luke Fox is doing with music.
See Luke Fox at Little Big Fest on Saturday, November 22nd at Wooly’s (504 E. Locust) at 6pm. Click here to purchase advance discount tickets.
Listen to a Luke Fox song:
Little Big Fest 2014 is made possible with the support of Bravo, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Tallgrass Brewing Co., Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Altoona, Guitar Center, Iowa Arts Council, Back Country Outfitters, Beechwood Lounge, Yelp, and Saturday Mfg.
Little BIG Fest is an annual festival, featuring roots, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, jam, world, blues, jazz, and soul music. The festival traditionally takes place in November, with location changing from year to year. As with all DMMC events, local bands are heavily featured, though bands from around the U.S. also perform at the event.
Established in fall 2006, LBF has featured over a dozen bands each year, including Trampled by Turtles, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Family Groove Company, The Big Wu, and Floodplane.