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Local musician’s band makes splash with record label

A DeGraff resident’s dream of signing a record deal has come true as the band he is currently playing with prepares to record its first extended play release with the Nashville, Tenn., recording label Voluminous Records.


The band Mayfly, clockwise, from left, Adam Thompson (drums), Jared Lacey (vocals and guitar), Joel Holycross (guitar) and Anthony Ford (bass) recently signed a record deal with the recording company Voluminous Records out of Nashville, Tenn. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Joel Holycross, a military baby who graduated from Riverside High School in 2003, is living out the dream he envisioned when he first laid eyes on an electric guitar kit in a catalog at age 13.

After receiving a starter kit from his father that Christmas, he has expanded his rock and roll repertoire as he has grown as a musician.

“I’ve been involved in music since I opened a JCPenney catalog at age 13 or 14 and saw that electric guitar,” Mr. Holycross said before explaining that he has been through a number of bands that have led to his current tenure as a guitar player for the band Mayfly.

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