The Band Of Heathens
Friday April 28, 2023 08:30 PM EDT
Cost: $20.00 - $25.00,
CL Critic Hal Horowtiz Recommends:Austin based singer/songwriters Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist have steered this collective, that first appeared in 1996, through almost as many personnel changes as Fleetwood Mac. The current version finds them in friendly, melodic, strummy territory. It's not quite easy listening but there is a strong Laurel Canyon vibe to these relaxed tunes that go down much smoother than the group's "heathen" moniker suggests. Fiercely independent, they infuse a vibrant Loggins & Messina folk rocking style that feels fresh and unpretentious. Arrive early for Wisconsin's Them Coulee Boys' shot of "punched up folk-grass Americana" (as their promo reads), complete with four-part harmonies. - HH
From the venue:
With their eighth studio album, Simple Things, The Band of Heathens came home-Âgeographically, as they returned to their longtime base of Austin for the recording; sonically, in an embrace of the rootsy, guitar-based rock with which they made their name; and thematically, with lyrics that speak to appreciating friends and family and our limited time on this planet. It's a confident, assured statement of a group finding its place in the world amid uncertain and troubled times.
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