June 17-18, 2022 Kansas City, MO

    Olivia Fox

    Saturday 9:05pm | P3 Park Stage

    In 2016, after a decade as a solo artist, singer-songwriter Lauren Flynn desired to form a new project. She dreamed of creating three-part harmonies within deeply emotive music with a fresh, modern sound. After Lauren met vocalist Aubrey Callahan, the two began working together while searching for a third vocalist. The duo soon added violinist and singer Tiffany Smith. Alongside Lauren’s long-time manager David “DJ” Lee, the group began working with producer Tyler Banks. Tyler helped craft a hybrid style incorporating programmed beats and synth pads with traditional folk melodies, harmonies, and live instrumentation. Since the band’s inception, the women bonded over personal heartache and struggle and sought a name to reflect that solidarity. The women wanted to create a name that would embody a warrior spirit and appeal to all women fighting personal battles. Thus, OLIVIA FOX was born – capable, intelligent, brave women supporting others. As the band often says, “We are all OLIVIA FOX.” ​OLIVIA FOX has built a strong following through radio-ready recordings and a polished live show that is, by turns, aching, melancholy, hopeful, and bright. With national releases to Triple A, Non-Comm, and Alternative radio formats, OVFX is receiving consistent airplay in many markets. Local NPR music critic Bill Brownlee recognized the band as “one of the most fully realized musical acts in Kansas City.” He called the group “polished” and “eminently marketable” before describing the group’s music: “As synthetic beats contrast with traditional folk harmonies, the hushed song [Play the Game] becomes a wondrous combination of tension and tranquility — as enticing as a romantic whisper.”