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Howlin' Whale is a harmonica player, composer, and vocalist. Growing up in Massachusetts, her playground was the woods, thick trees and skunk cabbage steeped in swamps called “The Bubbling Bog.” Train tracks and a shooting range provided the soundtrack. Perennial gunfire infused her with mortal rhythms, while trains’ haunting rattles and moans sang of other worlds. Answering their call, she left her small town and traveled, determined to explore the mysteries of life and turn her adventures into music. While swimming in the ocean, a fateful encounter with whales set her compass forever seaward, enchanted by the music of dark waters. The Bog, the woods, the train, wanderlust, and the sea are Howlin’ Whale’s roots, growing deep in her voice and howling through her harmonica.

Since 2011, Howlin’ Whale has been developing the musical style she calls “bog,” inspired by the sounds of the wild natural world. One of the bog sound’s primary elements is her standout approach to harmonica that makes it bubble like a reggae organ, chop like a guitar, moan like a train, sing like the wind, and howl like a whale. Musically, bog comes from the heart of the blues, the beat of reggae, the mind of Hip Hop, and the guts of rock n roll.

A lifelong student of music and its history, Whale celebrates the power of music to uplift people even as we endure great pain. Harmonica played in Howlin’ Whale’s bog style is a dive into uncharted waters for the instrument, exploring its resonant reach and sonic textures to new depths beyond the traditional blues sound. Howlin' Whale's rich voice, intense love affair with harmonica, and gripping tales of adventure feed her music with equal parts ferocity, integrity, and joy. The purpose of the music is to uplift and to dance.

Howlin' Whale’s debut EP Breach is set for release in 2019. 2019 also marks the launch of her live band, with musicians Fire Mist on guitar, Kavika G on keys, M.Cat Spoony on bass, and Tyler Hammond on drums.

Photo by Fire Mist

Photo by Fire Mist


“RAT“ Music Video (Pre-Release)

Today’s performance in Rockdale welcomes a pair of guest musicians to the stage with Sea at Last. The new album... also features a harmonica player who will be at tonight’s performance. ‘She’s incredible,’ Elena [Tory Elena of Sea At Last] said.
— Temple Daily Telegram

DISCOGRAPHY

Howlin’ Whale - Many Lives (EP) / 2019 (Set for release)

Howlin’ Whale - “Run” (Single) / 2015

Sea At Last (feat. Howlin’ Whale) - “Castle” / 2013

Sea At Last (feat. Howlin’ Whale) - “On My Time” / 2013



FILM / TELEVISION / COMMERCIAL PLACEMENTS

"On My Time"

 McCarty Farms / Dannon Yogurt - Commercial (2013)

Performed by Sea At Last (feat. Howlin’ Whale)

"Castle" & "On My Time"

 The Bee Hunter - Short film documentary (2015)

Performed by Sea At Last (feat. Howlin’ Whale)


CONTACT

Booking

whale@howlinwhale.com / Contact Form

Publishing / Licensing

GYPSYPOP RECORDS / info@gypsypoprecords.com

Record Label

GYPSYPOP RECORDS / info@gypsypoprecords.com



Website:      www.howlinwhale.com

Label:        www.gypsypoprecords.com     

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Youtube:      www.youtube.com/howlinwhale

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Soundcloud:  www.soundcloud.com/howlinwhale


APPROVED PROMOTIONAL IMAGES

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Photo by Fire Mist

Photo by Fire Mist

Photo by Fire Mist

Photo by Fire Mist

MUSIC

APPROVED MUSIC VIDEOS

Directed by Immanuel Otto

Directed by Sea At Last

FESTIVAL STAGE PLOT (2019)

Upon Request

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