Early Years 1994 - 1999

The Joe C. Wails Gang was formed in late 1994 by guitarist Joe Candelario with Pat Tomich and Mike Wodzianski.  Influenced by legendary 70’s British Blues Guitarists, Joe C. Wails brewed up its own brand of heavy aggressive blues groove with some deep-fried southern blues boogie.  After spending months woodshedding their original material, the Gang stepped out on stage.  It was worth the wait.  The band was met with strong critical praise as soon as they started performing live.  Their live shows drew larger audiences and were performing with greater frequency.  In 1999, the self-titled CD, Joe C. Wails was released.  The CD was an instant success and immediately sold out.  The band entered the new decade reaching broader audiences by consistently performing throughout Colorado.  

Reign Dance/ Warriors 2000-2012

In 2002 JCW completed writing and recording their second CD Effort entitled “Reign Dance”, and signed a distribution deal with Hapi Skratch Records, as well as performing regionally (CO, UT, KS) and locally. Bassist Chris Marye joined the band in the summer of 2002. In 2003 the group was awarded “Best Instrumental” by Hapi Skratch records for the track “Push Comes 2 Shove”. This prompted Joe Candelario to record a solo instrumental CD entitled "The Delicate Nature of Entropy".  

The band regrouped  in 2006 to record and release their third CD. In 2008  “Once Were Warriors” was released on Hapi Skratch Records, and the group continued to perform locally to promote the new CD. The release included fan favorites, "Chasing St. Christopher", "Act of Contradiction" and "All Better Now". 

In 2012, after years of amazing performances and 3 CD's under their belt. The group decided to go on hiatus, to pursue other projects...

Rebirth 2019 -

The story continues....


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