Carley Wolf grew up with a pack of wolf - hybrid dogs on a Texas hill country ranch. When she met Jonny Wolf in 2011 and they started making music together, they named their band The Ghost Wolves as a way of remembering the beloved animals from her family who had passed on to the next life.
The Austin, Texas duo began blending blues, rock n' roll, punk and early American music with modern forms, breaking the monotony they felt working as side musicians in Americana and folk bands. Their feral sound and wild live show quickly drew them a loyal following in their hometown, and after the release of their first EP In Ya Neck! they were invited overseas to perform.
The Cramps from The Crypt meet up with The Ramones
and take all the cocaine Hasil Adkins left on the floor.
The duo has since toured internationally for almost 6 years straight, with nearly 1000 shows in over 23 countries including most of Western Europe, The USA, the UK and Japan. Their second full length album, TEXA$ PLATINUM, was released in April 2017 by Berlin based label Hound Gawd! records. They are currently working with producer Rob Fraboni (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Last Waltz) on their third album. Their music has been featured in film and TV by Netflix, HBO, Showtime and other networks.
At their shows, Carley channels Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry and Nick Cave simultaneously. She is both frightening and enlightening - her full stack guitar fuzz rumbling and rattling your brain case while she sings and squeals away in her natural Betty-Boop helium pitch. Jonny pumps out the beats, a solid foundation for Carley's throwdown. Odd instruments often find their way on stage - one string cigar box guitars, a crystal punch bowl from Jonny's grandmother's house, a metal garden watering can. These two make music in their own way, and after a Ghost Wolves show, you are made one of the pack, no choice about it.
It's not a bad time to be a wolf - or a rock n’ roller. Just like the animal, which has been previously hunted down and marginalized
in the great American wilds, the music is coming back too, this time stronger than ever, and fronted by a crazy woman.