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Band of Heathens appears on Austin City Limits

Friday, October 30, 2009 – The Band of Heathens, who recently released "One Foot in the Ether," will appear on PBS' Austin City Limits on Nov. 7 on a bill headlined by Elvis Costello. On the program, the band performs five songs: Jackson Station, L.A. County Blues, Shine a Light, Golden Calf and You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone.

Although both the Band of Heathens and the producers of Austin City Limits are based in Austin, ACL executive producer Terry Lickona first saw the band while in Nashville for the 2008 Americana Music Festival and Conference.

Band of Heathens' Gordy Quist said, "Playing the Austin City Limits show was the highlight of my career so far. To play the same iconic stage that I watched so many music legends play while I was growing up is staggering."

Band mate Ed Jurdi echoed, "The opportunity to perform on Austin City Limits on a stage where ghosts and contemporaries alike have poured their heart and soul into some of the greatest performances ever recorded, was a pure musical experience. The vibe and mojo of ACL is undeniable."


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CD review - Sunday Morning Record There is a retro feel to "Sunday Morning Record" from Austin-based The Band of Heathens with touches of the Beatles and '70s country rock. The Beatles influence appears strongest on Girl With the Indigo Eyes, which features harmonies and drums reminiscent of Long, Long, Long, and the opening track Shotgun with a guitar riff that recalls Here Comes the Sun. Other tracks with Beatlesque harmonies are The Same Picture and Since I've Been Home, the latter also referencing retro ...
CD review - One Foot in the Ether The second release for The Band of Heathens continues their strong emergence onto the music scene by displaying a variety of mesmerizing attributes. This follows up the success of their debut, and proves they were not ready to rest on their accolades. This displays much more depth, digging into a soulful funk that grabs you from the start. Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist and Colin Brooks continue to provide strong vocals and harmonies, along with their timeless writing talents. Supported by Seth Whitney on ...


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