The Native Howl
Lead vocalists and guitarists Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki had been friends and musicians in the same area for several years before venturing into what would become the current lineup of The Native Howl. In the fall of 2013, primarily as a duo, they released a 6 song EP, “The Revolution’s Dead.”
With the addition of Josh LeMieux on drums and Mark Chandler on bass, the Howl’s music has evolved into their own unique blend of rock, folk, metal and bluegrass genres. Their lyrics embody a folk-like storytelling style; the music shines through with a rustic and clean sound.
In 2015, the group released their hit EP, “Thrash Grass” which defined the image and sound that The Native Howl embodies today. This EP went on to top the bluegrass charts at number four and held its position in the top 10 for seven weeks.
Their latest endeavor is a 15 song dual disc album entitled, “Out of the Garden and Into the Darkness”. It is set to release on June 1, 2018.