Written by Tiffany A. Mitchell
Call it rock, call it hella-bluesy. Call it raw to the core, underground and moody. Call it whatever you want, but I know one thing’s true, So Cal newcomers Joyous Wolf is a must listen-to. They haven’t just eased onto the scene quietly singing songs like “Mountain Man” and “Turning Blue.” This group of young, yet sound-so-seasoned guys have been creating a buzz throughout the music world with fans and music industry professionals alike. Joyous has taken on the sounds of rock and blues, mixed in some punk and groovy grooves, insane guitar solos and down right gnarly moves. Vocalist Nick Reese throws out some so-fresh-and-funky foot action and you just don’t know what hit you until he breaks out a back flip and your shock meter says, ” Oh damn! can we see that again?” Then there’s the stripped down lows, with the gritty woes that creep around those mean guitar riffs, but are only a fraction of the talent vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio and drummer Robert Sodaro portray in their music. Their live performance makes for the ultimate understanding of who they are and what they have to offer. I had the honor of catching up with guitarist Blake Allard at Louder Than Life and we talked about the band’s history, how he came to be part of the band and their new album Enigma set to be released early Spring 2018.
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Photos taken at Louder Than Life 2017 by Robin Ervolina