Hailing from the desert land of Arizona – Hogjaw is bringing in the southern rock from the Southwest. Like a Freight-train of sound; Jonboat Jones (vox/guitar), Craig Self (lead guitar), Elvis D (Bass) & J. "killer" Kowalski (drums) deliver a dose of genuine rocking goodness.
Hogjaw was formed in ’06 through the power of jamming…” when we realized what we had, it just snowballed.” Everyone in the band is standing friends from High School and with one common goal, rockin, it became easy for the music to develop. With many years of playing in major/indie label bands, touring afar, and playing beat-up acoustic guitars in and around the hills, these guys find their talents on a way of their own. It is spoken through the songs~
How the sounds of the Hogjaw was grown by its members;
Jonboat Jones grew up all over the "dirty south" from the swampy woods of South Georgia, the gravel pits of west Tennessee, to the desert dwelling of Arizona. Being raised on dry rub BBQ, bream on the cainpole and Skynyrd band on the radio has given him the spirit of legends to follow. Craig continues to hone his skills in chicken pickin' when he isn’t ripping out leads for the band. He also spends time angling his fishin-rod when ever possible. As for Kowalski, he's known for being a solid player and has dedicated his time over the years traveling the corners of this country playing many sweaty clubs and being a session drummer for studios all over. Along side of him, Elvis D, the elusive bass player, spends a good portion of time beside Kwal traveling the same journey’s. Keeping a quiet profile when not laying down the low-end for the band. Together, all bring a diverse background of musical style to the project, determined to make a mark for themselves in the vast world of music.