7Horse Announce The 'Superfecta Tour' For Fall/Winter


7Horse Announce The 'Superfecta Tour' For Fall/Winter

Fourth Studio Album Superfecta Out December 7th


September 19, 2018, New York, NY/Los Angeles, CA:  7Horse has announced the first batch of dates for their upcoming 'Superfecta Tour.' Their new studio album of the same name will be released on December 7th. The 11 track set is the band's fourth studio album and the follow up to 2016's Livin in a Bitch of a World. Dates below with more to be announced.

7Horse formed in 2011 and is comprised of longtime friends and musical partners Phil Leavitt and Joie Calio who first played together in the platinum alternative rock band dadaLeavitt talks about the experience: “We made some great music in dada and it took us all over the world (notching a hit song like 'Dizz Knee Land' will do that for you). But we knew it was time for something new. A new approach, more raw, more primal. It can be hard to start over and leave the past behind. But there's something deeply satisfying about breaking free from expectations and really testing yourself. It makes you feel alive.” 

7Horse is a band that truly thrives on the road explains Leavitt: "The road is where a band really lives. It’s where you prove that what you did in the studio isn’t all smoke and mirrors. But the audience makes the show happen. The energy we create together is a unifying force. We need it more than ever." Calio adds: "We soak in the energy, the unique and symbiotic environment created each night with a new group of music lovers. There is absolutely nothing else on earth like it. It’s addicting, it’s powerful, it’s inspiring.

Across their four full length LP's, 7Horse has amassed over 13.5+ million streams on Spotify and has been featured across TV shows (Amazon’s The Grand Tour, the NFL Playoffs on Fox), video games including Far Cry 5 and most notably, Martin Scorcese's Oscar winning film, The Wolf of Wall Street, which showcases the band’s left-of-center hit 'Meth Lab Zoso Sticker' which has garnered nearly 1.7 million YouTube plays. 

7Horse has blazed their own trail across three well-reviewed albums: Let the 7Horse Run (2001)Songs for a Voodoo Wedding (2014)  and Livin in a Bitch of a World (2016). For previous albums, the band traded ideas and riffs online, but decided to shake it up for Superfecta with several months of pre-production and writing together in person. The result is an expansive, daring take on 7Horse’s blues-rock sound. 

For Leavitt and Calio, 7Horse marks the incredible evolution of a strong musical partnership. “We’ve always been unified in thought,” says Calio. “We agree on almost everything. And we know that even as we expand our band, the two of us will always be the foundation.”

'The Superfecta Tour' Dates: (More TBA)
November 9  - Denver, CO - 3 Kings
November 12 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
November 13 - St Paul, MN - Turf Club
November 15 - Chicago, IL - Chop Shop
November 29 - Washington, DC - Pearl Street Warehouse 
November 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
December 1 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall 
December 2 - Boston, MA - City Winery Haymarket
December  4  - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
December  5 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
December  7 - Portland, OR - Twilight Café and Bar 
April 12, 2019 - Bee Cave, TX - Starhill Ranch


Photo credit: Mark Maryanovich.


Website: http://www.7horsemusic.com

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For interviews, more information & music - Erika Tooker - Me@ErikaTooker.com

7Horse To Release Fourth Studio Album Superfecta


For immediate release:

7Horse To Release Fourth Studio Album Superfecta December 7th

Tour Dates To Be Announced Soon

September 5, 2018, New York, NY/Los Angeles, CA:  7Horse will release their forthcoming studio album titled Superfecta on December 7th. The 11 track set is the band's fourth studio album and the follow up to 2016's Livin in a Bitch of a World.  

7Horse, formed in 2011, is comprised of longtime friends and musical partners Phil Leavittand Joie Calio, who first played together in the platinum alternative rock band dadaLeavittexplains: “We made some great music in dada and it took us all over the world (notching a hit song like Dizz Knee Land will do that for you). But we knew it was time for something new. A new approach, more raw, more primal. It can be hard to start over and leave the past behind. But there's something deeply satisfying about breaking free from expectations and really testing yourself. It makes you feel alive.”

Superfecta marks the first time the band has collaborated with an outside producer in lieu of self producing, enter Grammy-winning mixer/producer Dave Way (Ben Folds, Jakob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Pink). On working with Way, Calio says: "Dave Way is like a quiet storm in that he possesses a multitude of production and engineering talent, but never gives you the feeling he is taking over or running roughshod over your ideas. He’s like a really nice leather jacket that fits just right and makes you feel perfect. Extremely talented individual, and super friendly to boot.” Leavitt adds: "We trust Dave implicitly. From the very first mix he ever did for us ("Meth Lab Zoso Sticker"), he just got us. He's got great ears, great taste, great ideas and makes a mean espresso. He keeps his four Grammy's out of your sight lines so you're not intimidated when you walk in the studio. That says a lot about him.”  Brian Whelan, whose impressive resume includes playing guitar in Dwight Yoakam’s band, joined 7Horse in the studio on backing vocals and keyboard. Brian will join Joie and Phil on stage this fall (tour dates to be announced soon), taking their live performances to a new level with the addition of bass and vocals. The band has found great success touring with rather unexpected musical pairings, including country/Southern rockers The Cadillac Three and blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Across their four full length LP's, the band has amassed over 13.5+ million streams on Spotify and has been featured across TV shows (Amazon’s The Grand Tour, the NFL Playoffs on Fox), video games including Far Cry 5 and most notably, Martin Scorcese's Oscar winning film, The Wolf of Wall Street, which showcases the band’s left-of-center hit “Meth Lab Zoso Sticker which has garnered nearly 1.7 million YouTube plays. 

Click here to watch Meth Lab Zoso Sticker via Youtube

7Horse has blazed their own trail across three well-reviewed albums: Let the 7Horse Run (2011), Songs for a Voodoo Wedding (2014)  and Livin in a Bitch of a World (2016). For previous albums, 7Horse traded ideas and riffs online, but decided to shake it up for Superfecta with several months of pre-production and writing together in person. The result is an expansive, daring take on 7Horse’s blues-rock sound. 

For Leavitt and Calio, 7Horse marks the incredible evolution of a strong musical partnership. “We’ve always been unified in thought,” says Calio. “We agree on almost everything. And we know that even as we expand our band, the two of us will always be the foundation.”

Superfecta Tracklisting:

1. VictorioUS

2. Like A Star

3. Shining Light

4. All My Friends (Hate Me In The End)

5. Broken String

6. What Is America

7. Kicked In The Door

8. Something You're Not

9. What Kind Of Man

10. Die Behind The Wheel

11. Burn


Photo credit: Mark Maryanovich.


Website: http://www.7horsemusic.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3P5NW1wQjcWpR0VsT1m0xr

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/7Horse

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/7Horse_

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/7horse_/


For interviews, more information & music - Erika Tooker - Me@ErikaTooker.com

Holiday Track Warmth of the Season Now Available” !

Even a road weary, hard boiled, rock n' roll band like 7Horse gets a little warm and fuzzy around this time of year...

We like "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls" as much as the next guy but we felt like it was time for something new. A little different flavor from 7H, sure. But the message is straight from the heart. We hope you all enjoy some time with people you love this holiday season.

It's available now wherever digital music is streamed or sold. Put it on your Spotify Holiday Playlist and share it! https://open.spotify.com/track/79psz1mGHElsAXd9DcUame…

Click the link to download it now!

merch and spring 2016 tour dates posted!

7Horse fans!

New shirts are in and all sizes are available! Show your patriotism with the US of 7H flag shirt! Sport the MLZS shirt and make no bones about what you've got in your pocket! Head on over to the official store, http://www.7horsemusic.com/merch,  and pick yours up today!

We also excited to announce that we have posted new tour dates for this spring! Have a look and see if we will be coming to your area: http://www.7horsemusic.com/#tour-section

Thank you for your continued support,



Greetings from 7HHQ

Greetings from 7HHQ,

We've got a lot going on that we want to share with you.

First, the New Album "Livin' in a Bitch of a World" drops April 15! You can buy it and stream it here...
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/livin-in-a-bitch-of-a-world/id1087216431?ls=1&app=iTunes and everywhere digital music is available.

There will also be physical copies at 7Horsemusic.com,  in selected stores and of course available on tour.

Speaking of which, we're packing the gear and climbing back into the van, coming soon to a city near you! We open with a kick off show at the Viper Room in Hollywood on April 11 and then a record release show at the Bowery Electric in NYC. See the dates below and come on out with your friends. More dates coming. Find them at 7Horsemusic.com or at Facebook.com/7Horse.  If you don't see your city in the list below...jump in the car, crank our tunes and road trip it to a gig! You deserve a little vacation. ;)

We've got a new video we want to share with you. "Two-Stroke Machine" our first single off the new record. We shot it over two days here in L.A. with the great Andrew Gant directing. It's a striking black and white piece featuring some great performance footage and (if we do say so ourselves) some stunning aerial shots. There's also a touching cameo by Phil's dad that brings the story to a bittersweet conclusion. See it here..


We hope you like it. Let us know what you think about the new music, the video and anything else you've got on your mind.


And lastly, thank you for your support! We truly can't do it without you!


We wish you the best and look forward to seeing you on the road.




 Apr 11Viper RoomWest Hollywood, CA TicketsRSVP

 Apr 15The Bowery ElectricNew York, NY TicketsRSVP

 Apr 16Fete Music HallProvidence, RI TicketsRSVP

 Apr 17Thunder RoadSomerville, MA TicketsRSVP

 Apr 18The Low BeatAlbany, NY TicketsRSVP

 Apr 19The Brighton BarLong Branch, NJ TicketsRSVP

 Apr 20The FirePhiladelphia, PA TicketsRSVP

 Apr 21Fager’s IslandOcean City, MD TicketsRSVP

 Apr 25The Palmetto BreweryCharleston, SC TicketsRSVP

 Apr 27Smith's Olde BarAtlanta, GA TicketsRSVP

 Apr 28Open Chord Brewhouse StageKnoxville, TN TicketsRSVP

 Apr 29The Evening MuseCharlotte, NC TicketsRSVP

 May 01The NickBirmingham, AL TicketsRSVP

 May 07Soul KitchenMobile, AL TicketsRSVP


THC Names "Carousel Bar" in Top 3 Songs of 2014!

The blog Things Have Changed called 7Horse  "what would happen if you had a band with Keith Richards on guitar and Warren Zevon on vocals" and named Carousel Bar one of their top 3 songs of 2014. The other two artists besides 7Horse? Chrissy Hynde and Tedeschi Trucks Band, now that's good company! 

New Noise Magazine, Album Review: 7Horse – “Songs For A Voodoo Wedding”

7HorseSongs For A Voodoo Wedding (Self-Released)

I’m not sure what I was expecting based on the cover shot, but this isn’t it. Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt are the driving forces behind this duo, and were inspired by a true voodoo wedding they attended. However, it sounds more like they got lost on the way home and wandered into a blues bar with plenty of Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin in the jukebox. The large amount of riffs and gritty rock aren’t in short supply here, and there’s the occasional Americana moment where the band really shine, making this both classic and soulful influenced rock that warrants repeated listens. (Tom Haugen)



CMC-TV in the Bay area has added the “Flying High” (With No ID)” video to its Country Playlist.

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CMC-TV in the Bay area has added the “Flying High” (With No ID)” video to its Country Playlist:  

Every Time It Rains                James House                   Victor House

Can You Do This                    Neal McCoy

It Was Love Now It's War           Bonnie Paul

Flying High (With No ID)           7horse                        7Horse Music, LTD.


Click here to check the playlist.

7Horse – Songs For A Voodoo Wedding - Inforty

Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt play the sort of rough around the edges blues-rock that sounds both modern and retro, and seems to be as influenced by The Stones as much as today’s version of Americana. Adept at both speedy classic rock as well as simmering and soulful, it’s pretty clear these guys have a wealth of talent and aren’t spreading themselves too thin. Imagine The Black Keys on steroids. Inforty.com

Rock N' Roll Stories: 7Horse


Drummer, Phil Leavitt and Guitarist, Joie Calio from the band 7Horse will discuss their influences such as Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters. Their music was also featured in the recent Martin Scorsese film "The Wolf of Wall Street".

Rock N' Roll Stories: 7Horse from KLCS on Vimeo.

FlashWounds Interview: Get to Know 7Horse’s Joie Calio

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We introduced you to 7Horse back in May and thought that it would be great to get to know a little bit more about the band, this time in their own words.  Joie was brave enough to take us up on the offer of an interview and we’re very glad to now be able to share it with you.  When you’re done reading what Joie has to say, make sure to check out the band’s sites and their music.  

W: Which group or artist would you personally like to induct into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?  And if you were to earn the honor of being inducted next year, whom would you want to induct you?

JC:  I notice that Eric Clapton is in on his own but not Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page. Both are massively influential outside of their groups and deserve individual recognition, as does Clapton. I would also say Sonny Boy Willimson ~ one listen to Bring It On Home at volume and you will see why.  Of course I would be honored to ever be considered for such an esteemed award ~ and  Keith Richards would be my choice to bring 7Horse up to the podium.

What’s the strangest gift any fan has given…or tried to give…you?

A matchbook full of long used fingernails with a different picture of me on each one.

Which do you find more difficult/intimidating ~ performing for a comparatively small audience (especially one that you know includes family and/or friends) in a more intimate venue or for a huge [faceless/anonymous] crowd at an enormous stadium?

I guess smaller is harder than bigger. But some small crowds can be great. Too large is tough to get everyone’s attention but it’s fun to try.


Do you have a collection of vinyl or cassettes?  If you have vinyl, which is your most cherished album?

I always hated cassettes. I do have some vinyl 12″ and 7″. Probably my original The Rolling Stones 7″ picture sleeve of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” on Decca is one of my favorites. Have some cool 12″ including Billy J. Kramer, Beatles, and The Rolling Stones.

If you ever decided to do an entire album of covers, which songs would make the cut?

“Train Kept a Rollin” (Johnny Burnette), “Before You Accuse Me (Bo Diddley),” “Baby Please Don’t Go” (Them), “Little Red Riding Hood” (Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs), “Sweet Little Rock ‘n Roller” (Rod Stewart), “On The Road Again” (Canned Heat), “Branded Man” (Merle Haggard)

Any musically inclined siblings?

7H-My siblings are all much smarter than me but I got the music gene. My father and grandfather both had musical talent. My mother had the art gene. I got a nice blend of the two. Don’t have a great grasp on quantum physics though.

Do the two of you in the band have nicknames for each other?

They’re top secret.

Are there any causes/organizations that are particularly close to your heart that you would encourage the public to support?

There are so many great causes but I am partial to fighting cancer and hunger.

Do you [pardon the phrase] have the balls to do what the Red Hot Chili Peppers did and perform wearing just tube socks?  And if your answer is yes, are you willing to have your photo taken in those “outfits” and shown to FlashWounds’ readers?

It doesn’t necessarily take “balls” per se, but it’s been done now and is sort of their trade mark. We took a chance and gave ourselves over to the fantastically imaginative Portland artist/photographer Smith Eliot for the cover art and package of our new record Songs For a Voodoo Wedding. We let it all go and when she said, “Take it off,” we went with it and showed a little skin. I love how it all turned out. Not quite Chili Pepper-esque, but it’s not like anyone else’s cover either.


Flying High (With No ID) Video has been added to MusicMix USA

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The “Flying High (With No ID)” video has been added to an upcoming episode of the syndicated MusicMix USA video show. The show the video is in should start running the week of July 28th. Check your local listings to see the show.

Win 1 of 5 7Horse CDs


7Horse began as a hypothetical: What if, longtime band mates Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt thought, we bury our musical past and see if we can discover Rock 'n' Roll's Ground Zero? That question having been explored in bold fashion on their 2011 debut 'Let the 7Horse Run,' the blues duo returns with an even deeper sense of purpose on the follow-up, 'Songs for a Voodoo Wedding' (available everywhere now). The larger question: What if the mission were not to locate rock 'n' roll's chewy center, but to find and channel their own personal identities?

'I'm a grown man with wants and needs and temptations and faults, and I'm not gonna be afraid to write about any of it,' says Leavitt, the singer/drummer whose sometimes-bawdy, always-honest narratives are filtered through an array of vintage microphones. 'Everybody now wants to tell you how sensitive they are. Enough of that. Where's the attitude? Where's the swagger? If we can be a two-man Rolling Stones, I say we go for it.'

Adds Calio, who spent much of his career as a bassist before refining the finger-picking and slide skills asked of a blues guitarist: 'I feel like on a base level this is what I'm all about as a human being. I feel like we've found a renewable source of energy.'

It's all the more remarkable considering 7Horse started as a trial balloon, with Calio and Leavitt exchanging riffs, lyrics and song sketches via iPhone from their homes in Seattle and Los Angeles, respectively. Those ideas in hand, the pair blew through studio sessions that saw them arrange, refine and record one song per day. The results coursed with rawness and immediacy, and it's a process they replicated in making 'Songs for a Voodoo Wedding.'

Part of what informed the sophomore album, however, was the 'quality' time Calio and Leavitt spent together in the interim. Though accustomed to touring in the relative luxury of a bus for much of their careers, the pair piled into a van to tour the U.S. behind their first record. On the vehicle's stereo for most of the slog: The masters, such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Merle Haggard, along with early blues legends such as Little Walter.

'The more country we listened to, the more it percolated in me,' Calio says. 'On the first record we were just creating the essence of the band right there in the studio and we had no well to go to. Now we have a really good idea of what we want to tap into.'

It was during the time between albums that 7Horse received the phone call that would change their lives - at least, the life of their new project. It was from a representative of director Martin Scorsese, saying that the single 'Meth Lab Zoso Sticker' was being considered for use in the film 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'

'Every night we were out playing like it was our last show, lugging our gear, putting our nose to the grindstone,' Calio says. 'The movie was not a sure thing, but we weren't going to sit around waiting for the phone to ring. We kept looking forward.'

The song ended up with a nice cameo in the movie, as well as an appearance in the trailer. 'There's a certain level of validation when Martin Scorsese thinks your song is good enough for his movie,' Calio says. 'That was the proverbial shot in the arm. We weren't looking for it, but we had done everything right. We'd worked our asses off. And sometimes stuff like that comes to you.'

The unfinished business of making 'Songs for a Voodoo Wedding' awaited, and Leavitt and Calio attacked it with vigor. Sessions for the album were divided between three locales - In the Pocket Studios in Forestville, Calif.; Sage & Sound Recording in Hollywood; and Third Ward Records in Milwaukee. Each of the album's 11 tracks were recorded live, with as little overdubbing as possible, with Jon Chi, Scott Gordon, Gregory Haldan and the band co-producing. The album was mixed by Dave Way and mastered by Howie Weinberg.

Much of the inspiration for the record came thanks to an actual voodoo wedding - some friends of Leavitt, in renewing their vows, staged one in New Orleans. The Big Easy is a city the drummer had visited often while on tour, but he'd never spent considerable time there. 'It got the juices flowing,' Leavitt said. 'You hear about how great New Orleans is, what a mecca it is . It's all true. It's exactly what I was looking for.'

Leavitt drew from the trip to conjure up the initial idea for the album's first single, the country-fried 'Flying High (With No ID).' Imagine negotiating airport security 1) having left your driver's license at home, and 2) sucking on a cannabis lollipop. It adds a whole new meaning to reaching cruising altitude.

Other songs found their spark in the simple explorations of off-the-beaten-path New Orleans, the sights and sounds of which gave the co-writers plenty of fodder. 'It's inspiring just to walk down the streets there,' Leavitt says. 'You are just overcome by the sense of freedom, and to embrace life. There's a spirit you can't find anywhere else.'

The Stonesy 'Carousel Bar' was born during tours of the French Quarter. The pugilistic 'Some MF' pulses with grooves inspired by the Rebirth Brass Band. And 'Headhunter Blues' is testosterone-charged chin music with a baseball metaphor - 'You're comin' up and in on me' represents an unflinching batter's reaction to a high-and-inside fastball.

As if 'Songs for a Voodoo Wedding' doesn't sound boozy enough, there's a song the duo hatched about Leavitt's favorite drink, the predictably woozy 'So Old-Fashioned.' Then there's the other side, 'Before the Flood,' a paean to the inevitable hangover.

But it's the almost-boyish enthusiasm with which Leavitt and Calio undertook the album that shines through. One night during the Forestville sessions, Leavitt had an ah-ha moment and rushed out of bed toward the studio - only to run face-first into a sliding glass door, busting up his nose. On a side trip to San Francisco, Leavitt became smitten with a street musician playing a cane flute, so he asked the man to give him a lesson, recording it on his iPhone, naturally. Then he bought a cane flute and incorporated it into a song. And the album-closing ditty 'A Friend in Weed' ('is a friend indeed' goes the rest of chorus) was written on the fly for a gig at a music festival in the town of Weed, Calif.

From Calio's dirty blues licks to Leavitt's earnest, unadorned vocals, 'Songs for a Voodoo Wedding' sounds like the work of two guys who've turned over the soil and found the roots. In other hands, the barebones rocker 'I Know the Meaning of Rock 'N Roll' would sound like an audacious declaration, but, as they say in country circles, this is not the duo's first rodeo.

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