The Native Howl

Played 2019

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.



What Passengers Think

This was our first cruise as well as first RLC. What a blast! NAHA knows how to do it right! Practically non stop music from big named artists to fabulous up and coming musicians, this cruise rocks! I got hooked for Sammy but seeing some of the other artists were also highlights! And everybody we met was very cool! Maybe not for VII, but we will be back in the future!

LeslieG, great experience! LeslieG, great experience!

I cannot express how much fun this cruise is. I was skeptical at first, but since my all time favorite artist, Todd Rundgren, was added we went ahead and booked. From here on out we don’t even care who’s added to the bill, we are going. We’ve actually talked some friends into joining us next year. The best people and the bands are crazy fun! Can’t wait til next year!!

Donna, best time Donna, best time