October 16, 2012 at 2:22 PM
As fortune has it, our electronic-rock duo will make its album debut in South Korea
Fox in a Forest
Todd Eric Lovato is a Santa Fe native, the managing editor of SantaFe.com, an award-winning musician and an overfed, long-haired leaping gnome.
Yes, it would probably make more sense for Todd and the Fox to release its eponymous debut album in its hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Or even Albuquerque. Somewhere in New Mexico, perhaps? The Southwest? The U.S.? Nope.
As fortune has it, our electronic-rock duo will make its album debut in South Korea, representing Santa Fe in the 2012 Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (ICCN) World Intangible Culture Festival in Gangneung, South Korea, Oct. 19-28.
Here’s some more info about the trip:
· The “American Music Band,” as described in the ICCN schedule, will report on its trip on this SantaFe.com blog and on its Facebook page
· Todd and the Fox consists of Todd Eric Lovato and Erik Sawyer, and features Lovato on electric banjo, bass pedals and voice and Sawyer on drums.
· Todd and the Fox will perform 12 shows while at the festival.
· The full-length “Todd and the Fox” album was produced by Lovato, over the course of two years, mixed and mastered by Andrew Click, tracked by Jono Manson and features guest appearances by Lumpy (Bryan Highhill) and Española’s The Imperial Rooster. Lovato has earned five New Mexico Music Industry Awards during his time as founding member of Felonious Groove Foundation, Fantastic Planet and Skinnyfat.
· Todd and the Fox was selected to represent the City of Santa Fe by the Santa Fe Arts Commission earlier this year. The band will represent Santa Fe art and culture alongside Tesuque Pueblo artist Bea Tioux Duran.
· Todd and the Fox will hold album release parties in Albuquerque at Low Spirits, Nov. 17 (with Cali Shaw, Zach Freeman, Imperial Rooster and Alex Maryol); in Santa Fe at Tiny’s Restaurant and Lounge, Nov. 30 (with Cali Shaw and members of the Festival Folk Ensemble – led by Mansi Kern, Todd’s 80-plus-year-old, accordion-toting grandmother.