Photo by Bryan Laskey / Sly Fox and the Hustler
TheSpot518: For someone who is just being introduced to your band, how would you describe your sound, and your live shows?
Sly Fox and the Hustlers: We are a Rock ‘n’ Roll band best described as Heavy Voodoo Blues over Swampy Funky Grooves with a powerful high energy live show with lots of audience interaction.
TheSpot518: The Capital District has a great music scene — what’s your favorite venue to play, and why?
Sly Fox and the Hustlers: The Egg – the sound is amazing and the staff is top notch, but I do have my eye on The Palace – that’s a big goal of mine, its my favorite place to experience live shows, I love those old theatres that almost every major city seems to have.
TheSpot518: Other than that, what would you say the Capital District offers best for music fans?
Sly Fox and the Hustlers: High quality variety. We have an amazing music scene here, there are so many great players in so many different genres we really have all the bases covered, whatever you’re in the mood for – rock, blues, jam, funk, R&B ect -we have it all!. We are blessed with a great loyal base of music fans that come out to support live music on a regular basis. I’m often aware of great packed shows going on at several different venues on the same night in our market. To people new to the scene I would say listening to songs on the radio or computer is great, but there is nothing like the experience of live music with a good band that’s in the zone.
TheSpot518: What do you hope to see happen within the scene in the next five years?
Sly Fox and the Hustlers: I’m excited to watch it continue to grow, there is a new crop of young players coming up that I’m really excited to see where they go.
TheSpot518: Where do you see your band in that same time period?
Sly Fox and the Hustlers: Our goal is to be touring on a very regular basis, sharing our live show experience with music fans all over the world, to be releasing new material annually including live shows and play in our market at least one big show per year, maybe at The Palace…….