Singer and songwriter // editor-in-chief at The Sound Connector // Always down for a co-write
"hits the shuffling melody sweet spot [ . . . ] poignant well-crafted " - The Daily Country
"His latest is rollicking and ready for a bar near you." - Twangville
"[a] well-crafted collection that blends various genres (folk, country, roots rock) into songs poignant and rollicking" - No Depression
"brash, smart songwriting, the kind that ably offers what most good music does: a promise of escape." - Immersive Atlanta
"Fogus' elegant voice is a standout. He's an accomplished songwriter
and great storyteller" - Music and Riots
"Awesome [ . . .] the song shimmers" - Vents Magazine.
"Southbound is a fabulous step forward for this talented songwriter [ . . . ] he's produced a record that's diverse, intriguing and very good indeed - For the Rabbits
Ethan Fogus will release a new record on October 14th 2016. The follow-up to 2013's A Door Swings Back will be a change of pace for the young songwriter. Gone are the whimsical instrumentation and abstract lyrics from his previous records. “I wanted to make a record that you could listen to at a party—like something you could put on around your friends and it wouldn’t bum everyone out.”
Southbound, sounds like the E Street Band fronted by Conor Oberst. Southbound was recorded live by Damon Moon at The Cottage, (Ben Trickey, Small Houses, Sydney Eloise and The Palms) in whirlwind sessions that Moon said were "so good that they gave me chills." With the help of seasoned players—Brandon Belcher, Matthew Pendrick (Cicada Rhythm, Slow Parade), Paul Stevens (Grand Vapids), and Ben Davidow, (Buzzards of Fuzz, Gas Hound). "Without the help of my friends, this would be a completely different record. My favorite moment on the record is the end of the song "Southbound" where everyone who wrote on this record is singing together. It feels special."
Look for Southbound on October 14th available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.