Band of Heathens

A happenstance arrangement of like-minded musicians whose bands happened to share separate residencies at the same club, Band of Heathens formed out of a sort of modern-day hootenanny atmosphere. Unable to resist the pull of the music, they took their sit-ins a step further into a full-time band, their ­Wednesday-night standing gig at Austin's Momo's blossoming into regular regional touring. Despite having three frontmen and, let's be honest here, their Austin provenance, this quintet of multi-instrumentalists put songcraft and musicianship far ahead of hipness or fashionability. Mixing classic blues, R&B, country and nearly every other element vital to the origins and traditions of rock and roll, Band of Heathens sounds like what might have happened if The Last Waltz had only been the first step.

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Nicholas L. Hall is a husband and father who earns his keep playing a video game that controls the U.S. power grid. He also writes for the Houston Press about food, booze and music, in an attempt to keep the demons at bay. When he's not busy keeping your lights on, he can usually be found making various messes in the kitchen, with apologies to his wife.
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