Band of Heathens broadcast today from Mountain Stage
Friday, February 25, 2011
– The Band of Heathens are on NPR's Mountain Stage show today, in advance of their disc, "Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son," out March 29.
This is the band's third studio album and fifth overall. The CD was produced by George Reiff, who has worked with the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, the Courtyard Hounds (Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks) and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
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