Horse Thief is a psychedelic folk rock band based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The band is formed of four guys who feel there’s a void in the current music scene that needs to be filled. “Our music is about more than just the songs we play. It’s about losing yourself in the sound and creating an experience that sticks with you long after the show is over,” says frontman Cameron Neal. With Neal on vocals and guitar, Preston Greer on drums, Cody Fowler on bass, and Danny Rose on keys, an experience is what you get when seeing Horse Thief live.
Horse Thief will soon be releasing their debut LP entitled, Grow Deep, Grow Wild. Some songs on the album, such as “I Am The Bear,” hint at influences like The Smiths, while others like the Oklahoma anthem, “Warrior,” draw upon the band’s various influences such as Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes. Horse Thief has opened for bands such as Heartless Bastards, Colourmusic, and Jukebox the Ghost. They also have performed at 35 Conferette and SXSW.
Originally from Flower Mound, Texas, the band formed over six years ago under the name “The Tellevators.” After months of jamming, they felt it was time to start honing their craft. That’s when they discovered the newly opened Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) in Oklahoma City. Before the start of school the band took a trip to Creede, Colorado to write new material before starting their new lives in Oklahoma. They discovered the name Horse Thief while looking at a map of local hiking trails and realized the name fit the free, folk feeling their music conveys.
With Horse Thief's raw vocals, hollow guitar swells, colossal bass, and mountainous drums, their music is making a lasting impact on the scene around them and they look forward to what lies ahead.