Podcast: Foxes and Fossils, two generations making music locally

The members of Foxes and Fossils, (from the left) drummer John Pike, vocalist Maggie Adams, leader Tim Purcell, bassist Scott King  and vocalist Sammie Purcell perform at a Smyrna restaurant. Courtesy of Terry Heinlein
The members of Foxes and Fossils, (from the left) drummer John Pike, vocalist Maggie Adams, leader Tim Purcell, bassist Scott King and vocalist Sammie Purcell perform at a Smyrna restaurant. Courtesy of Terry Heinlein

Credit: Terry Heinlein

Credit: Terry Heinlein

This week on accessAtlanta, an unusual local music success story

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This week, we look at an unusual local music success story. Foxes and Fossils, a homegrown cover band from Smyrna, has never released a commercial record. They’ve never gone on tour. Their promotion has occurred — almost accidentally — by word of mouth. They began 10 years ago with a performance in a pizza parlor and haven’t progressed much from there. Then, last year, something strange started happening online. Videos of live Foxes and Fossils shows gathered steam on YouTube, led by their video of the Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969 chestnut, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.”

Hear all about it from the AJC’s Bo Emerson.

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