Joyous Wolf has a definite retro-rock sound that still has a modern edge to it. The band is generating a large following and seems to be heading down the same path that has lead Greta Van Fleet to find fame and fortune. Joyous Wolf is out on the road with Buckcherry and will see their debut EP released on April 19th.
Hailing from Southern California, Joyous Wolf formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their first day of 6th grade during student orientation. They went to different high schools where Sodaro would go on to befriend Braccio. During that time Reese, by chance, met Allard in the acoustic room at Guitar Center where they would jam CCR’s “Born on the Bayou”. There was an immediate dynamic between the two that ultimately led to an exchange of information. Months later Reese reached out to both Sodaro and Allard with the interest of starting a new project with them. Braccio would soon follow suit.
In the waning months of 2014 early jam sessions would yield the foundation of what Joyous Wolf has become. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.
Check out three of their songs below for a sample of the band’s powerful sound and energy
Watch Joyous Wolf’s energetic cover of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen:
JOYOUS WOLF has released the first two singles off of their upcoming EP, Place in Time, “Quiet Heart” and “Place In Time,” which is due out 4/19 via Roadrunner Records.
Catch Joyous Wolf LIVE with Buckcherry on the WAR PAINT Tour:
04/09 @ The Loft – Atlanta, GA
04/11 @ Firmament – Greenville, SC
04/12 @ Cotton Eyed Joe – Knoxville, TN
04/13 @ Fergs Live – Tampa, FL
04/14 @ Surfer Bar – Jacksonville, FL
04/16 @ Vinyl – Pensacola. FL
04/17 @ Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
04/19 @ Graceland Soundstage – Memphis, TN
04/20 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
04/23 @ The Complex – Springfield, MO
04/24 @ The Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
04/26 @ Temple Live – Ft. Smith, AR
04/28 @ Lava Cantina – Colony, TX
04/30 @ Studio – Colorado Springs, CO
05/01 @ Harry’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
05/03 @ The Royal Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
05/04 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
05/05 @ Canyon Club – Montclair, CA