About The Native Howl
Alex Holycross (Guitar, Bouzouki, Vocals) had been briefly producing Jake Sawicki’s (Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica) solo project at C.A.D. Studios until they decided to join forces as The Native Howl in 2013. “The Revolution’s Dead” was recorded and released, and the duo started performing live and incubating the music that would soon form their 2015 release “Inukshuk”.
Soon after, long-time friend and C.A.D. Studios ally, David Robinson, joined on bass guitar, followed by Clean as Dirt drummer, Josh Lemieux. The quartet performed in cities all over the Midwest.
In September 2015, upon David Robinson’s friendly departure from the group, Mark Chandler (formerly a metal and classical guitarist) was asked to step in on bass guitar. Chandler had studied classical music at Oakland University with Holycross and had been playing shows in his band Ancient Chaos with Clean as Dirt (Holycross and Lemieux).
In March of 2016, “Thrash Grass” was released, redefining the band’s live image and musical intensity. The Howl continued to hone their performance abilities and compositional aptitude.
In October of 2017, the band embarked on their first headlining U.S. tour. The Spring of 2018 will see a month-long West Coast tour, followed by the release of their third full-length album on June 1st, several headlining tours in the summer, and several support tours in the fall.