Devil's Fen

Devil's Fen

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Devil's Fen relishes in improvisation, while staying grounded in melody, harmony and groove. To see them live is to experience something new each time, whether it be three-part vocal harmonies or glistening instrumental leads.

Biography

Devil’s Fen began with two cousins. The name was chosen from the family’s common name, Osterholz, which is also a district of Germany from which the family originated. The Osterholz-Scharmbeck district of Germany is home to one of the largest fens in the world. A fen is a wetland, like a bog, only it is rarer and has more of a neutral pH as it is fed by groundwater, whereas a bog is acidic as it is fed by rainwater. The German word for this fen is Teufelsmoor. It translates as Devil’s Fen.

Devil's Fen relishes in improvisation, while staying grounded in melody, harmony and groove. To see them live is to experience something new each time, whether it be three-part vocal harmonies or glistening instrumental leads. Their debut EP is a blend ranging from blues, southern boogie, and rock, while their LP, Umbra, showcases a wider set.  Devil’s Fen is a collective that allows everyone in the band a chance to shine. They are constantly reaching for the process in which the sum of the parts - the songs and the band, are greater than the parts themselves. Since all four members of Devil’s Fen are related by past experience, and in some cases blood, the notion of a group is enhanced, and the result is a musical tribe. 

Discography

Umbra - January 2014

Devil's Fen EP - May 2011

Set List

Over 25 Original Songs and 25 Cover Songs in Devil's Fen's Repetoire.

Setlists are adjusted to suit the gig.

Generally we perform ~75% original music and ~25% cover songs, but can do 100% in either direction if required or suitable.

Cover Song List

1. You Wreck Me – Tom Petty
2. Refugee – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
3. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
4. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
5. New York City’s Killing Me – Ray LaMontagne
6. Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) – Pink Floyd
7. I’m Alive – Tom Jones (Tommy James & The Shondells)
8. Excitable Boy – Warren Zevon
9. Devil Inside – INXS
10. Lost Children – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
11. Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers
12. Lake Of Fire – Nirvana (Meat Puppets)
13. Red House – Jimi Hendrix
14. Jolene – Bob Dylan
15. Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
16. Joy – Phish
17. Angel From Montgomery – John Prine (Bonnie Raitt)
18. Young Lust – Pink Floyd
19. 2001 (Also Sprach Zarath