AN INTERVIEW WITH Wolf Mail
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Born in Montreal, Canada, and raised in the South of France and California, Wolf Mail spent much of his early years traveling. He began playing the guitar at the age of 10, heavily influenced by Elmore James and John Lee Hooker. Later, Mail received some guitar lessons from David Goodman, and went on to perform his first gig at 14. He left home at 17 to tour with his own band. At age 19 he relocated from New York to L.A, spending the following 10 years playing small gigs throughout California and the surrounding states.
Wolf's first break came when he was asked to tour Europe and to support Robben Ford. A string of European tour dates followed, including requests to tour in Japan, Australia, Russia and Scandinavia.
Wolf recorded two independent albums in the mid-'90s before signing up with ZYX records. Since then he has released five studio albums. His first effort Solid ground included the ballad “Hello” which stayed in the best selling music charts in Japan for three weeks and had fans declare their “favourite love song of all time”. Blue Fix followed up which was recorded with the help of the Steve Miller Band.
Mail then recorded a live CD and DVD Live Blues In Red Square in Moscow, Russia. His fourth album Electric Love Soul was recorded in 2009 in LA at Doghouse studios by Grammy Award winner BB “Chung” King, and Robert Cray producer Dennis Walker. His most recent recording The Basement Session was recorded in Sydney, Australia, at the Basement. He recently completed his sixth album Above The Influence, released in March 2013.
Track: 'Ever Needed' - From the new Wolf Mail album 'Above The Influence'