ARTISTS TO WATCH: Band of Heathens

Band of Heathens
Band of Heathens

Austin, Texas’s Band of Heathens really has the quintessential alt-country sound, and they deserve to find an audience beyond the confines of central Texas. Featuring three principal songwriters (Colin Brooks, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist), the band has gained a great deal of acclaim in the region, including a 2009 nomination for “New Emerging Artist” from the Americana Music Association. Their upcoming third studio album, Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster’s Son, is due out later this year. Here’s hoping it makes a bigger national wave than their past material, because they deserve to be household names.

Check the band’s performance of “L.A. County Blues” on Austin City Limits:

And hear them talk about the new album, courtesy of The Texas Music Scene:

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