Actual Wolf performs live for The Local Show

by Dave Campbell, Associated Press

  1. Listen Actual Wolf In-Studio

    Feb 4, 2014

It's been quite the ride since Eric Pollard released his debut, self-titled album under the name Actual Wolf last fall. He performed tracks off the roots-rock record at The Current's 9th Birthday Party with an impressive backing band of local artists including brothers Jake (guitar) and Jeremy (drums) Hanson, Erik Koskinen — to whom the record's "vibe" is attributed — and Low's Steve Garrington.

Listen to the full in-studio to hear Eric and company chat with host David Campbell about the unfortunate studio fires that happened during the mixing of the record, what holding fort and recording new material in Justin Vernon's April Base studio has been like, and the influence Eric Clapton had on the unreleased track "Thinking of You."

Songs Performed

"Hydrant Eyes" off Actual Wolf
"Victims and Things" off Actual Wolf
"Thinking of You" (unreleased)

Guests

  • Actual Wolf

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    Eric Pollard (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Eric Pollard performing under the name Actual Wolf in The Current studios.
    Eric Pollard performing under the name Actual Wolf in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Actual Wolf's Eric Pollard in The Current studios.
    Actual Wolf's Eric Pollard in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Erik Koskinen performing with Actual Wolf in The Current studios.
    Erik Koskinen performing with Actual Wolf in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Jeremy Hanson in The Current studios.
    Jeremy Hanson in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Jake Hanson performing with Actual Wolf in The Current studios.
    Jake Hanson performing with Actual Wolf in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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