About

The Flatbed Ford Band was formed out of a sincere desire to celebrate live music with passion and pleasure.  The idea was to put together top level musicians into a dynamic group to perform in select venues in and around the Austin and Central Texas – Hill Country area and private parties.  The criteria for selecting tunes for the play list was simple:  Do we love to play it?  Is it dance-able, singable, or memorable?  Will our audience enjoy it?  The result is an eclectic play list of tunes from the 1950’s to today including roots rock, R&B, Motown, Rock, Blues, Southern Rock, Americana, Pop, and Indie Rock.

Flatbed Ford Band is the inspiration of bassist, singer-songwriter, Brew Harrell.  Harrell plays bass and guitar  and is an experienced stage performer with experience with the Norm Allen Show; Double Car Garage Band; B.C. Smith & Sweet Water; The Joe Diggs Band; The Brewtones; Over the Influence; Ruffhouse; The Blooz Burnerz; and The Fillmore Experience.  He also plays with the FoxHarrell & Friends band.

Karrie FoxHoven provides lead vocals, an exceptional stage presence, and her own personal choreography while on stage.  Her ability to select unusual tunes that suit her voice and pleases the audience makes her an asset for the band.   Bittersweet by Big Head Todd and the Monsters;You Drive Me Wild by the Runaways, Tom Petty’s Breakdown and Stop Draggin My Heart Around; John Mellencamp’s Pink Houses and Hurts so good, are examples of the tunes she brings to the band.

Cameron Shepherd is a US Army Band veteran with service in Afghanistan.  He is a multi instrumentalist and plays trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, drums, and keys.  He is an exceptional vocalist and performs great takes on classic Motown and R& B hits like Hold on Im Coming; Give Me Give Me Good Loving; Jenny Jenny; Wagon Wheel and many others.  He is an exceptional harmony singer and fills in the FBFB sound.

Jay Chaffe is a 25 year veteran of the Austin Music scene with 20 years with the Iconic Southern Rock Band Ma Ferguson.  He is an exceptional guitarist, slide player, vocalist who brings high energy performance to the stage.  He rocks southern rock classics like Gimme Three Steps; Flirting with Disaster; Long Haired Country Boy; Sweet Home Alabama; Call me the Breeze; That Smell; Simple Man and many others.

Chris Konte is an experienced keys player with experience with Austin based Naked Maja and many other groups.  He is an extraordinary player who brings a unique sound to FBFB musical offerings.  He is a vocalist and writer and adds harmony work that fills up the happy spaces in the music.

David Swanson is an UBER drummer with unique experience as a wild METAL drummer and the solid percussion section for Country Bands.  He brings a musicians ear, high energy and good humor to the band.  His high vocal harmonies give the FBFB sound a special flavor.

For available dates and booking information call:

Brew Harrell (512) 655 9135 or email to Brew.harrell@gmail.com