Join Phillip and David as they spend time with Phil Leavitt and Joie Calio of 7Horse and dada, and their self-described “postpunk dystopian blues”. Wait til you hear the stories of these two lifelong musicians, and their sound! They are sure to impress and you’ll be surprised at how much you already know from them.

In this episode

  • Phil Leavitt and Joie Calio discuss their start in music at age 3
  • We hear tales of different jobs in mail rooms and delivery services
  • They discuss the days of being in dada and the birth of 7Horse
  • Emails from Martin Scorsese can be alarming but good
  • Phil exits about an hour in and we wrap up with Joie before his laptop battery dies (oh technology)


7horse is a two-man band playing their self-described “postpunk dystopian blues,” and have been exploring unfenced territory together for 30 years with group members Phil Leavitt on drums and vocals and Joie Calio on guitar, bass and vocals. They kickstarted their partnership as members of dada — the platinum-selling alt-rockers behind ’90s hits like “Dizz Knee Land”, and began when Calio and Leavitt began swapping ideas for songs back and forth during downtime from dada. The band’s tune “Meth Lab Zoso Sticker” was used the 2013 Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street” and exposed them to a wider audience. Other songs have been featured in season one of Amazon’s The Grand Tour and in the game Far Cry 5.

The band has released five albums starting with 2011’s Let the 7Horse Run and most recently The Last Resort released in 2022.


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