The Howlin’ Souls release new music video for their single “Free & Young”. Watch here
“‘Free & Young’ is a bluesy rock n’ roll song about the people you meet while out on the road. The short but intense experiences you can have with people if you’re open to it.” – The Howlin’ Souls
Formed in Downtown Manhattan in 2012, The Howlin’ Souls have emerged onto the music scene with a fresh yet classic sound that has been welcomed by critics & fans alike.
Singer/Songwriter Pete Smith has infused his Indiana roots into his songs with raspy and honest vocals and lyrics reminiscent of Petty and Dylan. Pete’s guitar playing is supported by lead guitarist and New York native Scott Sepe, who lends his nostalgic riffs to the Souls’ sound, pulling from the blues and modern rock standards he mastered as a teenager. The rhythm section is comprised of New England natives Nate Lang (drums) and Robbie Sokolowsky (bass). Their shared love of Classic Blues, Motown and R&B offer a humble yet infectious backbeat groove.
The Howlin’ Souls’ collective influence includes British Rock greats The Rolling Stones, as well as the blues legends that inspired them -‐ Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and the iconic Howlin’ Wolf (whom they honor in their name).
Fritz Lang, long time engineer with time at CBGBs, Record Plant NYC, Sigma NYC and others as well as touring with Miles Davis, the Stones, Prince and other icons of music, co-‐produced the record with songwriter Pete Smith.
Smith and Sokolowsky self-‐produce the band’s music videos while Lang has been taking roles in front of the camera, most recently as drummer Carl Tanner in the Oscar nominated film Whiplash. In the Fall of 2016, the band released their first single, “Anyway You Take It.” Their debut self titled EP, “The Howlin’ Souls” will be released Spring 2017.