Rufina Taproom presents:

The Native Howl / Imperial Rooster / Garry Blackchild

Time: 8:30pm     Day: Monday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $5
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Rufina Taproom presents:


The Native Howl

The Native Howl stop through Santa Fe on their first West Coast tour! 

"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 U.S. tour. The Spring of 2018 will see a month-long West Coast tour, followed by the release of their third length album on June 1st."


Imperial Rooster

We play an out there mix of folk, blues, country, & rock and roll that can only be described as GONZO ROOTS MUSIC. Like if Nick Cave and Tom Waits had a baby and that baby covered Johnny Cash songs with the Violent Femmes backing him up but used lyrics written by Hunter S Thompson and William Burroughs. We know this description is ridiculous. Maybe you should just come to a show or listen to the songs.


Garry Blackchild

Garry Blackchild is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles CA. Currently based in Albuquerque he fuses Americana and Roots music to tell stories about his life as a traveling musician. He is currently working on his debut E.P. entitled Crow & The Captain and will be touring the south and northwestern U.S. this summer.