Fox Hunters Ben Townsend, on the fiddle, and Matt Metz, on the uke, are illuminated by a fan's camera flash as they play to a capacity crowd at the Blue Moon Cafe last weekend.
The band has deep roots in Shepherdstown, from their days as the fondly remembered metal band The Red Oranges, known for their high-energy and musically intricate songs. A punk-metal energy continues to infuse their music, even as they tackle proto-bluegrass and American roots music with The Fox Hunt.
Their fans reflect this, and if one was to watch their shows from a distance, and with earplugs, it could easily be mistaken for an underground rock show. For evidence, I present the following video from last weekend's Fox Hunt show in Shepherdstown.
--- Michael Theis