Jenner grew up in California amongst a raft guide community that likes nothing better than floating rivers and making music on their banks. His Dad, Peter Fox, is an international river guide who lead some of the first raft descents of the world; renowned Futaleufú (Chile) and Stikine (Canada) rivers. Peter is now writing a book called Learning to Row, a Love Story, and needless to say, Jenner learned to take a boat down a river and play guitar before his time tables.
Jenner started river guiding while studying cognitive science at Yale University, and since graduating has worked on rivers in California, Oregon, British Columbia, Bhutan, and Chile.
These days Jenner lives in Bend, OR and splits his time between rivers and touring the states performing original folk music. He has four studio albums, plays festivals, and makes music that one Bio Bio guest wrote, “made me like me more and want to find the heart of it when I am not.” (More info at jennerfox.com).
At Bio Bio’s Futaleufú camp Jenner can be found staring at the turquoise water, whooping down the river, teaching and playing music in morning yoga sessions, eating nectarines, and basking in the buena onda!
Notes about Jenner’s music:
There is something that happens inside a good song. A tootsie roll can take you back to your elementary school playground; a list of baby names becomes a prayer; the voice of a toothless refrigerator man reminds you to say “I love you.” Jenner Fox tells the stories of people and places with unparalleled compassion and respect. Fox and Elliott collaborated on various touring and studio projects for years before formally assembling for an experimental cargo bicycle tour in 2021. Elliott hails from the guitar mecca of Macon Georgia, and brings a wealth of blues, rock, bluegrass, country, and West African elements into his unique style of virtuoso.
And a quote from Mike Posner: “I think the world of his songs. He’s not just good for on a river, he’s DAMN good” – Grammy finalist for best song, Mike Posner.
And Brett Hochmuth: “On the river and on the road, Jenner is a folk singer, and uber-talented individual who makes people feel better when they’re around him. I’ve witnessed the unique twinkle in Jenner’s eye in 2 separate arenas. One was when his hands are on the oars of a raft, smiling in the calm, blue-green pool below a powerful Class V section of the famous Futaleufu River in Patagonia. The other is in a dimly lit lodge, sitting on sheepskins under the Southern Cross in the sky above while he pours his soul into filling the space with his powerful music. In either venue, Jenner is inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting.” – Brett Hochmuth Futaleufu 2018