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LATEST RELEASE: PAPA MALI
Papa Mali - Do Your Thing  
 
Etienne de Rocher  
 
California Way  
 
Lochloosa  
 
Blackwater  
 
Thunder Chicken  
 
All Kooked Out!  
 
Mysteryfunk

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08.18 JJ GREY & MOFRO
Norwich, NY
07.26
Today
GARAGE A TROIS
Floyd, VA
07.26
Today
GALACTIC
Floyd, VA
06.03 GALACTIC
Augusta, NJ
05.20 JJ GREY & MOFRO
Annapolis, MD
05.19 JJ GREY & MOFRO
Brown's Island - Richmond, VA

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Fog City Records is celebrating our 14th anniversary as a San Francisco based independent record label.

Our recordings are diverse, but share a common thread: fat tones, good times and deep roots in regional American culture -- New Orleans, southern California, Austin Texas, North Florida, Oakland...

Our artists are great performers -- that's how we can cut our records live in the studio, and that's why you should witness them on tour.

Our goal is to provide great musicians with a forum for music of substance, and to encourage you to explore the possibilities outside our increasingly monochromatic pop culture.

Our method is to capture the spirit that can only come from real human beings playing actual three-dimensional instruments in a live atmosphere. An obvious thing to some people, but it does bear repeating in this age of over-reliance on samplers and sequencers. And, we do like making recording studio owners say, "no one records like this any more!"

Producer/engineer Dan Prothero oversees every aspect of the label, from A&R to recording, concept to finished product. If you see or hear anything you don't like, it's probably his fault.

We are very proud to say that our first artist, Galactic, has become an internationally touring act with major label releases. And this was no fluke... we followed up with debut records from Stanton Moore, Garage A Trois, Papa Mali and Robert Walter's 20th Congress. More recently, MOFRO was featured on MTV, National Public Radio and the Discovery Channel (!) after we released their first record, and a score of their compositions was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Music -- the sort of acclaim usually reserved for major label acts. However, we remain independent in the best sense of the word. Word!


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WE'RE PRO-TAPING

We encourage the taping and trading of live shows by Galactic, Stanton Moore, Papa Mali or any other artists we work with. If you're interested, please take a minute to read our taping guidelines.

QUOTES

"Fog City puts out sole music that refuses to follow in anyone else's footprints." (SF Weekly)

"Fog City's consistency in putting out the highest quality recordings - and I use that term in an all encompassing way to include talent, sound, the enhanced CD extras, etc. etc. etc. - is amazing and probably unmatchable." (fan mail from Garrett)

"Fog City is an eminently cool record label with its penchant for expanded-media CDs and utterly cool taste in artists." (Lafayette Daily Advertiser)

"you really have a great knack for finding and shepherding unique creators of quality handcrafted uncompromising music... for this I salute you! In the age of sound alike bands with little talent FC provides a ray of hope for the future of music... great job..." (fan mail from Zachary)

"Prothero is yet another reason San Francisco's Bay Area will stay on the musical map forever." (pauserecord.com)

"I absolutely love each Fog City release, and look forward to continued success on your part. This is grass roots style, and your imprint is stamped heavily on each disc (superb graphics). IMO, that's a great thing, and something we in the scene should appreciate." (fan mail from Patrick in D.C.)

"I've really learned to trust Fog City and the music they put out - you can pretty much depend on their artists' putting on a great show." (fan mail from Kyle in Chicago)


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We are currently seeking committed acts that are ready to record and tour. Please read our notes on submitting demo material.


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