On Saturday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m., Crackin’ Foxy will perform at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. A ukulele-driven ensemble featuring close two-part vocal harmony and instrumental arrangements, this Saranac Lake-based sextet is inspired by early 1930’s swing. Influences include the Boswell Sisters, the Moonlighters, Bessie Smith, Cole Porter and Django Reinhardt as well as Vaudeville and Hawaiian Music.
Mark Hofschneider founded the band in 2010 after his wife suggested he play less banjo and more ukulele. Hofschneider, bassist Pat McAvoy and clarinetist Zack Jacob arrange rhythms against swing tempos to highlight the voice harmonies of Shamim Allen and Sarah Curtis.
This program is open to the public and a $5 donation is requested. Refreshments will be served. Transportation is available in the Saranac Lake area for those 55 and over. Please call to make a reservation as seating is limited. For more information, or to receive a ride, please call (518) 891-7117.