We wanted to start the holiday work week out with something to look forward to to...some cool music from The Ghost Wolves who are coming to town in a few weeks to play a gig at One Eyed Betty's in Ferndale on Sat 7/21
This is sure to be a great gig as the new drum & guitar duo from Austin, TX pass through Detroit for the first time ever to play the show w/ Amy Gore & Her Valentines. Let's show them what its all about and get out to support bands that come to the motorcity!
The band hooked us up with some cds to giveaway and a limited edition crisp white vinyl record ready to roll out to one lucky reader - hit us up to win and happy monday - firstname.lastname@example.org
"In Ya Neck!" is the debut release by guitar & drum duo The Ghost Wolves. Recorded almost entirely live in a rural central Texas studio, this six song EP presents an exhilarating sound that is equal parts swamp, punk, blues, and backwoods rock & roll. Like their new recording, the duo's live show is downright explosive, and their relentless touring over the last year has brought their rabid energy to music clubs and bars across the USA. Guitarist Carley Wolf, 23 years old, bounces about the stage in her home made white leather outfits, smiling brightly, dominating the room, a guitar slinging femme-fatale. Drummer Jonny Wolf, 25 years old, plays his kit with a heavy foot and a powerful, hard snapping backbeat. Both members also sing and occasionally trade instruments.
But this duo is actually something of a trio - they travel with a 125 pound male arctic wolf-hybrid named Winter. He guards the merchandise table and sleeps between amps in the van when they're on the road. Winter is part of a pack of wolf-hybrids that lives with them in the Texas hill country. "He used to be our bass player, but we fired him," quips guitarist Carley, "he was constantly late to gigs and rehearsals - always out chasing tail!" Their kick ass live shows, recordings, and DIY music videos have earned the duo a small but loyal and ever-growing following. They've been covered in the press and radio both in the USA, and as far away as Austria, Italy, Brazil, the UK, and Germany, with feature pieces aired by KUT Austin, FM4 radio in Europe and the BBC's Breakthrough Radio.
Their debut record was recently re-released on white 12" vinyl by Pau Wau Records, a local Austin label. This summer, they'll be opening for Alejandro Escovedo for a week during his tour of the northeast, on top of their own traveling schedule. This new duo is charging out into the unknown at full throttle, and happy to be doing it. "We love working creatively as a team," explains Jonny "And we're very grateful to have the opportunity to be out there making music together."
About the members:
Guitarist Carley Wolf is a gifted multi instrumentalist. At the age of 14, she fronted her own rockabilly group under the moniker Carley Darlynn, playing dancehalls and honky-tonks across Texas. After graduating from college with a four year degree in sound recording technology and classical guitar, she released an acoustic-folk record, playing banjo, piano, mandolin, guitar, bass, and singing on the album of her original compositions. She has also performed internationally on the mandolin with west coast based string band The Crooked Jades, and as upright bassist for rockabilly sensation Johnny Falstaff. She is a third generation Texan, coming from a long line of cowboys, gun slingers, lawmen, wolf wranglers, and generally dangerous western types.
Drummer Jonny Wolf also began playing instruments at a young age, both in school and in garage rock bands around his hometown of Norwalk, CT. After a brief stint studying music at Loyola University of New Orleans, he moved to Austin to pursue music full time, first with Americana sextet The Belleville Outfit, and later with legendary hardcore punk guitarist Greg Ginn, country guit-steel virtuoso Junior Brown, fiddler Warren Hood, Texas dance band leader Doug Moreland, and Austin shack rockers The Happen-Ins, among many others. The Ghost Wolves is the first band with whom he's singing, writing songs, and learning to shoot .44 calibre revolvers.
About the name of the band:
"The Ghost Wolves" came about as a name after the pair literally saw the spirit form of a male wolf hyrbid who had passed away in early 2010. His name was Ice, and he was a grizzled old animal who died in his sleep at the age of 15. Carley and Jonny were out star gazing on the ranch one night, when a storm started blowing in. The temperature dropped and a thick fog settled in very quickly. Abandoning their star gazing efforts, they turned to walk in towards the house, and Carley happened to glance up the hill at the area where Ice and many of their other animals lay buried. In the mist that had settled on their hilltop ranch, she saw the spirit forms of Ice and several other animals the family had owned that had passed over the years. They were only visible briefly, and as she turned to tell Jonny, they disappeared. The rest of the pack started howling in chorus, and Carley knew what she had seen to be real.
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