Steven Fox has been a professional musician for over twenty years. Inspired by his grandmother's love for the bass in Swing Band era music Steven got his start playing upright bass in community, high school and college music theater productions and orchestras throughout Northwest Ohio. It was at this same time he picked up the mandolin inspired by the music of David Grisman. Steven went on to study Double Bass performance at The Ohio State University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's In Music. Studying both classical and jazz he performed in OSU's Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Combo's, African Drumming Ensemble, Double Bass Ensemble as well as performances with many of the school's faculty.
Upon graduation Steven had the opportunity to record and tour the country with folk singer Clarence Bucaro. Opening for such acts as Anders Osborne, The Subdudes, Tab Benoit and Jimmy Thackery. In between touring with Clarence The Spikedrivers was formed and quickly became one of the most in demand Americana bands in Central Ohio. Steven has been the bassist, manager and booking agent of The Spikedrivers for seventeen years. Through the years he has performed with guitar legends GE Smith, Jorma Kaukonen, Tab Benoit and David Grier.
Steven has formed two other stables of the Central Ohio music scene. Fox N Hounds known for their acrobatic instrumental bluegrass and Whiskey Sneaks keeping Classic and Outlaw Country alive and well in all the Honky Tonks in Ohio.
Steven also performs double bass with Fox ‘n’ Hounds (Bluegrass/Newgrass) and Neil Jacobs' American Gypsy(Original Gypsy Music) Steven performs electric bass with Knot Brothers(Americana) and Whiskey Sneaks(Outlaw Country) .
2002 Front Porch Republic Self Titled
2002 Clarence Bucaro Sweet Corn
2003 Telarc Records Blues on Blonde a Tribute to Bob Dylan
2004 Tom Beardslee Exit This Frame of Mind
2005 The Spikedrivers Live at Harvest Jam
2006 The Spikedrivers Self Titled
2006 Tom Beardslee Good Company
2007 The Spikedrivers Live in New York City
2009 Fox N Hounds Self Titled
2009 The Spikedrivers Gather Round
2010 The Spikedrivers Live at Stuart's Opera House
2012 Adam Schlenker Family Tree
2014 Fox N Hound's Whiskey Diary
2014 The Spikedrivers Sunset Motel
2015 Katie Davis Steal My Heart
2016 Gary Puckett Grandfather Mountain
2017 Adam Schlenker, A Matter of Time
2019 Handmade To Hand Played a Tribute to Preston Thompson
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