The Native Roar
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The Native Roar

San Antonio, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

San Antonio, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Blues Rock




"Who You Need To Be Listening To: The Native Roar"

"...It’s always refreshing to come across a band with a sound as intriguing as the one The Native Roar has. [They] combine their different styles in a unique and exciting way that will continually have heads turning..." - Unsigned & Unleashed

"Stars Beginning To Align For The Native Roar"

audio from radio interview/story - National Public Radio


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


   The Native Roar was a bit surprised when invited to join the talented array of musicians in Austin, Texas during South by Southwest week 2016. But this gifted five-piece group of young men and their eclectic alternative rock sound has been building a buzz in the Central Texas music scene since they began collaborating a little more than a year ago.

     The band’s current evolution, includes front man Ethan Medola, guitarist Mitch Moser, bassist Raymond Ramirez, drummer Nate Keeney and keyboardist Matt Segovia. It formed in 2015 when members, fueled by a mutual interest in songwriting, secured management with Defiant Artist Management and recorded at Gray Matters Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

     The Native Roar has settled into a style that is “both old and new,” a sound they call “raw,” “organic” yet “refined in tone and structure.” The band is influenced by classic icons like Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin as well as the contemporary sounds of Cold War Kids, the Alabama Shakes, and Kings of Leon.

     Within less than a year of joining the music scene in Central Texas, The Native Roar has headlined concerts at local universities, heard their music played on multiple radio stations, and began laying down demos for future releases.

     Though the group is devoted to its Central Texas fans, members hope to tour the country and share their original songs with new fans along the way, speaking to life struggles that can only be healed through music, opening eyes to what can only be seen through melody, and imparting a message of love, peace and positivity to the world.

“The Native Roar has a kind of timeless rock sound that reflects the band’s diverse influences"
— Nathan Cone, Texas Public Radio

“It’s always refreshing to come across a band with a sound as intriguing as The Native Roar’s. There’s a very raw yet refined feeling throughout their music.”
— Katy Meininger,
“The Native Roar is a band that’s going somewhere and breaking new musical strides. Their live show will bring you to a place of another time and space. ”
— Greg Carnes, LiveShowEvents

Band Members