Program 2022

Like the previous years our festival begins at 12.00 and the official program ends around 01.00 when all is coming apart. From that time on it’s only bluegrass jam at the campfire, hottubbin’ and perhaps some nightswimming.

Changes might occur but some of these changes might be good changes 🙂

Currently these great bands will play at the Foxtail Festival 2022:

BUDS (read more)13.30 – 14:30
Wildfire! (read more)14:45 – 15:45
Ashley On The Trail (read more)16:00 – 17:00
Frankie Sixfinger & The Offenders (read more)17:15 – 18:15
Reddie & Abel (read more)18:30 – 19:30
Baskery (read more)19:45 – 21:00
El Ray (read more)21:15 – 22:15
JC Hawkins and his model-a playboys (read more)22:30 – 23:30
The Saloon Men (read more)00:00 – 01:00


It all bagan in the Montagne Noire mountain range of France early February 2020 before all the madness started. Irish man Richard Farrell (Trainman Blues) was caretaker/artist-in-residence at La Muse Artist and Writers Retreat for 8 months. North Carolinian songwriter Rick Hauchman (Lowlife Brotherhood, Space Dudes) came to visit Richard to hang out, cook some food, and mostly to see what kind of songs they could muster up together.

The spring time of southern France creeped into their bones and before they knew it, Buds was born. Within one week, Richard and Rick had written and recorded their first EP together and released it early in 2021.


Wildfire plays souped-up cafeteria country with a twist of rock and roll. Like if Johnny Cash and Elvis had a baby, with a gene pool of rock’n roll and dark country. It’s all delivered with charm and a twinkle in the eye. The band consists of members of various Danish country and rockabilly bands, and has spread its wings north of Copenhagen in recent years.

Ashley On The Trail

The three Ashley members have only been performing live since 2018, but they have been close friends and musical partners since 2006 when they met at a record store in the middle of Copenhagen, where they all worked.

From the beginning the three felt a special musical connection, a particular blend of their respective vocal styles, and soon they found themselves playing music with each other every time they hung out.

After a lot of years of singing in each others living rooms they finally decided to form a band, and they have been performing ever since under the moniker “Ashley on the Trail”.

Frankie Sixfinger & The Offenders

Frankie Sixfinger & The Offenders is an exuberant Piano-Boogie/Bluesband based in Amager.
The style is based on Mr Frankie Sixfinger’s virtuoso, up-tempo boogie piano, which alone makes it hard to sit still. But he’s in good company with his Offenders, who are:
‘Sure’ Claus Nielsen – Drums
Peter ‘Lynet’ Hansen – Bass.
Nikolaj ‘Høhår’ Brandt – Guitar
Lars ‘Vul’ Gertsen – Vocals/Sax
Søren ‘Fats Jensen’ Wissing – Mouthharp
There are often guest musicians – Per Abildtrup and the actor Søren Malling often come by and sit in on the bass.

Reddie & Abel

True stories from a fictional wasteland full of swamps, lowlifes and hustlers.

Reddie & Abel is a band based in Copenhagen. The band was born out of a love for the raw and simple blues of the American South. All the songs are home grown with raw guitar, rocking bass and brassy vocals in a musical mix that combines storytelling, folk, blues and spoken word into something you could call Americana noir. Reddie & Abel stand proudly on the shoulders of the likes of Tom Waits, Johnny Cash and Robert Johnson.

Reddie & Abel have played countless concerts in and around Copenhagen. They play regularly at Café Sonja, a non-profit café that lifts up the socially challenged, but also at Studenterhuset, Mojo Bluesbar, Templet, Blågårds Apotek, Køge Bluesfestival and many other places. Reddie & Abel consists of a core of four men who write the songs together. In 2020 Reddie & Abel released the live LP ‘Rough and Tumble’ which can be heard on all streaming services and in autumn 2021 the EP ‘Night Tales’.


Baskery – aka the Queens of banjopunk is a Swedish alternative Americana folk rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. The band have released four studio albums. The three sisters can’t recall when or why they started playing, the music’s always just been there. In their late teens, the sisters joined forces with their dad, who for decades, was a one man band playing old blues and country tunes for a living.

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El Ray


Ladies and Gentlemen!

Copenhagen, Denmark. Maybe not the most logic place for a band to emerge with the obvious surfing pedigree of a band like El Ray. The band show a versatility of sound and an ear for catchy, toe tapping melody’s which embrace the listeners both into – and beyond the cliches of the surfing genre. El Rays combination of fresh, modern style with a polite salute to the history of surf – it´s ‘surf with a twist’. El Ray welcome you to the new, classic sound.

The bands 4 full length releases, the two 10″ inches and the singles are known to have been recorded during blizzards, heatwaves, and pandemics, far away from the Californian lifestyle. Every album has received excellent reviews! Whatever the secret is, El Ray keeps on giving you the sweet goose bumping, hair raising instro-surf! 

El Ray’s merits have proved the band to be a serious contender in writing and performing modern instrumentals that would make your hifi-stereo A GO-GO!! The four Scandinavians have built their own brand within the surfing circles since 2001 and have headlined the biggest surf festivals around the world. El Ray is well known for mixing their dynamic, cool, punked up surf tunes with a spoonful of rock’n’roll and a tad indie to make everybody happy when “it’s better to be surf than sorry”. 

Better Surf Than Sorry – it’s time to join the party!

JC Hawkins and his model-a playboys

JC Hawkins is an authentic Hillbilly Westernswing Country Band playing music as it was made in the 40’s and early 50’s. JC Hawkins writes most of the songs in their repertoire themselves, inspired by idols such as. Hank Williams, Merle TraJC Hawkinss.

The music is delivered on electric and accordion. guitar, lapsteel guitar, mandolin, double bass and drums.

Since 2006 JC Hawkins has played at a number of town festivals, country festivals, venues and vintage car rallies.

JC Hawkins takes pride in giving audiences a unique experience every time JC Hawkins plays. It’s professional and authentic. It’s party and joy, it’s dance-friendly, and it’s a blast when JC Hawkins takes the stage.

The Saloon Men

TheSaloonMen (also known as The Saloon Men) formed in 2002 and have been playing country, bluegrass & western (including blood-country and western-swing variants) ever since. We play and party as a team and have played in many great, not so great and obscure places all over Denmark and European cities.

To attend the festival you’ll need to buy a ticket in advance. You can do this at the Ticket shop.

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