Chief and the Hounds have devised an original, unforgettable sound that reflects elements of modern indie/alternative rock and roll that displays the versatility and dynamics of the band. After Caleb Wilt moved back from Nashville, TN to join the band, the original drummer left and Colby Rushing was immediately recruited. In order to immediately begin building a fan base, Chief and the Hounds wrote and recorded their first EP, Galaxy, in Nashville.
Since Galaxy, Chief and the Hounds' has evolved their sound by harmonizing each band members' personal musical influence. Original member and lead guitarist, Travis Tucker, is heavily influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, and The Allman Brothers. Bassist Jacob Rodgers finds inspiration in bands like The Meters and early Red Hot Chili Peppers' albums. Caleb's unique songwriting perspective displays influences from Janis Joplin and James Taylor, while Colby's drumming is shaped by drummers like John Bonham of Led Zeppelin and Jose Pasillas of Incubus. Upon release of the band's full length album in early 2016, listeners will hear the sound that Chief and the Hounds has been working towards producing. [+]