We had something a little different this week, bringing in the long-time musicians Dave Fox and Will Branch to showcase their musical and theatrical talents on 414 Live for a very special kids show. Fox and Branch have been making music since the ’90s, drawing their material from American roots and world traditions and sharing their music with kids and grownups alike.
We chatted about the pair’s journey from finding each other through musicians in the scene such as Lil Rev and evolving their act into doing kids performances. They also spoke of their travels around Canada, the UK and Ireland whilst dabbling in other styles of music. They have played music everywhere “on a boat, in the street, at a supermarket…” and they say their key to their longstanding success as community musicians is to “be flexible, try new things…and show up on time.”
We had a performance where the pair pulled out all of the instruments from guitar to washboard. This is a performance you can interact with your kids, from hunting monsters to learning the waltz.
You can stream the interview and performance below.