Crackin' Foxy is a ukulele-driven ensemble featuring close vocal harmony and tight instrumental arrangements. The Saranac Lake—based quintet is inspired by Traditional New Orleans Jazz but plays with a fresh and joyful energy all its own. Influences include the Boswell Sisters, Anette Hanshaw, and Django Reinhardt as well as Vaudeville and Hawaiian music of the early 20th century.
Mark Hofschneider founded the band in 2010 after his wife suggested he play less clawhammer banjo and more ukulele. Hofschneider, bassist Russ Mulvey, Bobby Davis and Alex Marklund arrange hot rhythms and solos against fast swing tempos to highlight the vocal harmonies of Sarah Curtis and Redia Spada.
Tickets are $10 and may be obtained at the theater or online at www.brownpapertickets.com
ILT’s Music on Main Street project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Music on Main Street is also underwritten by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park”. For more information about the Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, see their website at www.pearsallfoundation.org.