Beyond her passion and virtuosity, Fox plays with a profundity that only comes from a lifetime of devotion to ones art.
Virtuoso guitarist Mimi Fox has earned international renown as a live-wire performer, a startlingly poised improviser who can transform just about any tune into a thrilling and unpredictable instrumental adventure. While best known for wielding her namesake Heritage Guitar Mimi Fox Signature model arch-top, spinning solos that unfurl with surprise twists like expertly tailored short stories, Fox is equally spellbinding on six and 12-string acoustic guitars. Recently partnering with Taylor Guitars, Fox has increasingly returned to her acoustic roots, delivering her wildly imaginative reinterpretations of standards, folk songs, pop hits and R&B anthems.
1) Get Away Blues (Mimi Fox) 3:38
2) Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham) 4:38
3) Twilight In The Mangroves (Mimi Fox) 5:24
4) Blackbird (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) 4:54
5) Textures of Loving (Mimi Fox) 5:56
6) Day Tripper (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) 5:07
7) You Don't Know What Love Is (Don Raye/Gene de Paul) 8:34
8) This Bird Still Flies (Mimi Fox) 4:56
9) There Is No Greater Love (Isham Jones/Marty Symes) 3:26
10) Against The Grain (Mimi Fox) 3:46
11) America The Beautiful (Katherine Lee Bates/ William Arms Fisher) 4:15
Mimi Fox - guitar
Andy Timmons - guitar (8)
Produced by Mimi Fox
(1,2,4, 11) Recorded by Adam Munoz at
Opus Studios, Berkeley, CA, August 2018
(3,5,6,7,8,9) Recorded by Mimi Fox at
Mimi Fox Studios, San Francisco, CA, July/August 2018
Assisted by Dan Feiszli
(10) Recorded by Dale Everingham at
Live Oak Studios, Berkeley,CA, September 1985
Mixed by Dan Feiszli at What's For Lunch Studio, El Cerrito, CA
Mastered by Ken Lee at Ken Lee Mastering, Oakland, CA
Cover photography by Alison Hasbach
Inside artist photo: Mike Oria
Guitar candid shot: Elizabeth Martin
Cover Design & Layout by John Bishop
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
A solo guitar tour de force by one of the pre-eminent practitioners of our age, Fox gets back to her acoustic roots and takes you back to the 70s when solo guitar records like this that made your jaw drop came along a lot more frequently than once in a blue moon. A master class and great music all at once, this is a sterling example of why so many ...
Berkeleyside (Andrew Gilbert)
When Mimi Fox talks about visiting Joe Pass, I picture the legendary guitarist sitting lotus position on top of a Himalayan peak, a cigar tucked firmly into the corner of his mouth as he utters cryptic jazz koans. Gruff and avuncular, Pass wasn't really the guru type, but more than any other player of his era he mastered the lonely art of unacco ...
The Mercury News (Lou Fancher)
Shook up after a five-hour medical procedure and a nightmare surprise breast cancer diagnosis, jazz guitarist Mimi Fox stood, stunned, in a hospital parking lot. Swirling overhead in the night sky, a flock of birds chirped and sang a complicated, gorgeous, melodic song. Months later, during treatment, the Vallejo-based composer and musician comp ...
Hot House Jazz (Elzy Kolb)
Mimi Fox has called Northern California her home since 1980, but the New York-born guitarist still has a special place in her heart for the Big Apple. "I love the vivacity, intensity and energy. There's a straightforwardness that I really miss, it feels honest and real, it's not artifice and BS. I love that you can buy a New York Times without the ...
Taylor Guitars (Colin Griffith)
Acoustic Flight Path: Interview with Mimi Fox: When we last wrote about internationally renowned guitar virtuoso and music educator Mimi Fox (summer 2018), she was still enjoying the honeymoon phase with her new Builder's Edition K14ce. As Fox shared at the time, she was returning to her acoustic roots and looking forward to using her new Taylor ...