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Carley Wolf

Carley Wolf Uses: Clayton Standard Acetal 1.00mm Custom Picks.

Carley’s Quote:  “When I need that extra bite in my tone, Clayton pics do the trick. I love the way they feel in my paw!”

THE GHOST WOLVES

“… Some of the most corpulent, room-filling distortion I’ve ever heard…. in my book The Ghost Wolves win the award for most badass, face-melting tone”  –Premier Guitar

The Ghost Wolves’ name mirrors the ferocious, primal sounds the Austin, Texas duo conjure from drums (Jonny Wolf) and guitar (Carley Wolf), and acknowledges Carley’s upbringing among hybrid wolves on her family’s ranch. The duo take inspiration from a variety of American styles – blues, rock n’ roll, swamp-boogie – and spin it into a hybrid they’ve dubbed “stomp n’ roll.”

The band formed in 2010 and released their first EP, In Ya Neck, in 2011, followed by the seven-inch, Getchya Hip Thrust, before signing to Plowboy Records in 2014 and releasing the album, Man, Woman, Beast, recorded at Austin’s famed Arlyn Studios.

The duo have collaborated in the studio and on stage with Bushwick Bill (Geto Boys), Johnny Vidacovich (New Orleans’ drumming legend), and BP Fallon (Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy). The Ghost Wolves are constantly creating new music videos, art, and custom stage wear, but they are best known for their infectious on-stage chemistry, relentless touring, and raw energy, with over 1000 shows delivered and counting.

In 2014 alone the band played SXSW, Psych Fest, Ireland’s Electric Picnic, plus their first European tour dates. Japanese cult fashion line, Hysteric Glamour, flew them to Tokyo to play their 30th Anniversary event. The Ghost Wolves’ complete music catalog and custom merchandise were carried exclusively in Hysteric Glamour’s Japanese stores for the entire 2014-2015 winter season. Revered global fashion house, Perry Ellis, used an instrumental version of The Ghost Wolves’ song “Gonna Live” for a behind-the-scenes look at Michael Maccari’s debut collection for Fashion Week in New York City last fall. “Shotgun Pistol Grip,” recorded on Carley’s vintage one-string guitar and one of several live during which Jonny plays drums with his feet and left hand – while playing an analog synthesizer with his right – has been featured on the hit TV series Shameless.“Dangerous Moves” was used in Oxygen’s Bad Girl’s Club and in the over-the-top trailer for Japanese martial arts film, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? “Attack Attack Attack” was heard on MTV’s Real World: Explosion, “Itch” on Oxygen’s Funny Girls, and Oxygen’s Best Ink used “Gonna Live” and “Baby Fang Thang.”

Carley Wolf endorses Clayton USA picks, Silvertone guitars, and Eminence Speakers.

The Ghost Wolves’ Sites:

http://www.theghostwolves.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheGhostWolves

https://twitter.com/theghostwolves

http://instagram.com/theghostwolves

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGhostWolves

Jeff Przech

Products used: Clayton Standard Duraplex Picks .73mm & .88mm
“The first thing that caught my eye about Clayton picks was strictly aesthetic – I thought they just looked cooler than the other picks out there! Once I bought a couple of packs and started using them I noticed the difference immediately. They feel stronger in my fingers, last longer, and, most importantly, they just sound better than the picks I was using. Some might find it hard to believe that something as simple as a guitar pick can have an effect on your sound, but it most definitely can and does. I’m a Clayton convert and I’m not going back.”
“We can sit a while and I’ll sing some songs ’bout where we’re going, not where we’ve been” – Jeff Przech, “Back Again”
The end of 2014 finds Connecticut songwriter Jeff Przech at work on his debut solo record, “Sounds Like Fresh.” The title is a little piece of wordplay on Jeff’s last name, which actually does sound like fresh. The album’s eleven tracks (ten original songs and a cover of Ryan Adams’ “English Girls Approximately”) are an amalgam of stories (both fiction and non-fiction), strong melodies, and expressive, honest lyrics. Przech is a reflective and genuine songwriter, one who takes great pride in his craft. “Sounds Like Fresh” will be Przech’s first, but certainly not last, entry into the arena of American(a) music. There are songs about where he’s been, but “Sounds Like Fresh” gives a crystal clear glimpse of where Jeff Przech is going as well. The songs that make up “Sounds Like Fresh” were written over the past few years, but really started to come to life  early in 2014 as Przech was working on original music with his band, The Bus Drivers. Once the creative floodgates opened, the songs kept coming. Some of the songs didn’t fit the band dynamic, leading Przech to begin work on “Sounds Like Fresh.” A weeklong trip to the solitude of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom this summer provided the finishing touches on the songs that will make up what he expects will be the first of many records to come.
Links:
http://www.jeffprzech.com
http://www.busdriversband.com
http://www.facebook.com/jeffprzech
http://www.twitter.com/jprzech