On December 11, 2021, Northern Californian cosmic Rock band Howlin Rain played Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California. Showcasing a new line-up with guitarist Jason Soda and bassist Kyle Wilcox joining founding member, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Ethan Miller and longtime drummer Justin Smith, the performance was captured on a multi-track recording by Jon Ballard with additional room recording by Long Beach taper, D Man.
The band have announced the release of this live performance for October 14th, 2022, via Miller’s own Silver Current Records as Under The Wheels, Vol. 5: Live from Pioneertown. This latest entry to the “Under the Wheels” live series showcases songs from the band’s 2021 studio album, The Dharma Wheel, as well as, two fan favorites from 2008’s Magnificent Fiend. The live version of “The Dharma Wheel” is out now as a preview.
Ethan Miller explains:
Pioneertown was the last last show of the crazy year of 2021 and you can hear the ‘whoosh’ of energy and confidence, the extra drinks, the rules lifted in the high desert setting, the exhale of the finish line. I view Live from Pioneertown as the first big flag the new band has plunged into the moon to lay claim to the next step up the ever spiraling ladder of Howlin Rain’s creative journey.
Under The Wheels, Vol. 5: Live from Pioneertown will have a ‘handmade’ edition of 500 purple and silver or black color vinyl with all jackets screen-printed by Monolith Press and signed and numbered by Howlin Rain bandleader Ethan Miller. The live set is also available on CD and digital.