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Shannon Koehler of The Stone Foxes: If You Don't Like His Peaches, Don't Go Shaking His Tree

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Photos by Mike Rosati via The Stone Foxes Myspace.

For those of us still sad about the Black Crowes' disappointing last album, or wishing that Creedence Clearwater Revival was still making records, San Francisco's The Stone Foxes might just save you from the mountain of booze, you've been saving up in these hard times. A pack of cherubic youngsters that sound like men twice their age who've lived twice as hard, (and recipients of Blues Brother Dan Akroyd's approval, by the way), the Stone Foxes are doing their damnedest to bring the dirty blues back to Los Angeles

Founded by brothers Spence and Shannon Koeler and their childhood friend Aaron Mort, and rounded out bassist Avi Vincour - each of them share lead vocals with equally harsh, scratchy voices - the Stone Foxes have adopted a classic 1960s sound so authentically they even recorded their debut album in their garage. This is no joke - they actually laid mattresses against the walls and draped blankets on the drums. Despite these low budget surroundings (or perhaps because of, who knows?), the Stone Foxes produced a gorgeous self titled record. Drummer, Shannon Koehler, was kind enough to speak to us from outside Amoeba Records in San Francisco last weekend.

The Stone Foxes - Rollin' and Tumblin'