We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Callies and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brandon, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
Three of the four members of Deadwind Howler are from Greenville, Texas. The community seems to breed creatives. There are many really good bands in the area due to the lack of anything else to do. Greenville has a Walmart, a movie theater, and it had an all ages music venue called Chauncey’s. Chauncey’s was the only real source of entertainment for a teenager that would not get you into too much trouble, so we hung out there. It only made sense to start making noise ourselves, so we started up bands.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We are a folk fueled rock n roll band. We are influenced as much by rock n roll bands like the Rolling Stones and punk bands like Social Distortion as we are by songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty. I think pulling from all of those different influences makes the sound of the band unique. We are still a new band and are currently working on our first release that will come out in 2022. As a band, we are all busy people, so finding the time to get together to write and record is one of our bigger challenges. The band is important to all of us, so we make it work. I’d say one of the biggest lessons that we’ve learned is to figure out how to do things for ourselves. The punk DIY mentality has been ingrained is our hearts, so we lean on that pretty heavily in this band. We book shows, handle our own artwork, and record everything ourselves. As it stands now, when you hear or see anything coming from Deadwind Howler, you know it’s all us.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
An Adair’s burger would be on the list of must haves for food. If you stick around for a bit, you’re also sure to see a show that’ll be worth your time. Three Links is a venue that typically has great music, so that needs to be on the list as well. If you’ve got the time and the money, go get tattooed at Elm Street Tattoo!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d have to say the Deep Ellum community as a whole. We all really started cutting our teeth in the clubs of Dallas, and Deep Ellum venues were the places to be. If it were not for Galaxy Club, Curtain Club, and Trees, who knows what we’d be doing at this point. Many of those bookers and venue owners had to take a chance on some youngsters. We didn’t have demos at the time, so they just had to take our word for it that we were decent. Having a community like that was priceless to our musical growth.

Website: https://artistecard.com/deadwindhowler

Instagram: https://instagram.com/deadwindhowler

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deadwindhowler

Facebook: https://facebook.com/deadwindhowler

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGaUg17RCMuQh6i3a2J8cw/featured

Image Credits
Jillian Duguid, Larissa Shouga, David Cheney, Brooke Lewthwaite, Brandon Callies

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