Crackin' Foxy


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.

Crackin' Foxy Members:
Mark Hofschneider -- Ukulele, Guitar, Banjo
Sarah Curtis -- Vocals
Jenny Curtis -- Vocals
Russ Mulvey -- Bass
Alex Marklund -- Guitar
Wayne Davison -- Sax, Trumpet, Clarinet
Jacob Stern -- Fiddle