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    There are very few "new" groups that I really get off on. But these guys captivated me. I caught them Nov 8, 2009 on Austin City Limits and they mesmerized me!

    They are a group of three main players who were all sidemen for other artists (sound familiar?). The three "front men" (they have a drummer and keyboardist too) all three play strings. Two of them play a lot of slide. One of those two didn't play anything without a slide...INCLUDING a PIANO! I've never seen anyone use a slide on the strings of a baby grand while playing the keys with the other hand! That guy also played dobro (a resonator type metal guitar), a lap steel and also used a slide on a Les Paul.

    Their music is a really strange blend of country and blues with a kicker of Rock.

    Take a listen and see what you think. They are well worth the time you might use to look them up. Several cuts off of their 2009 released CD are streamed on My Space below:

    http://www.myspace.com/thebandofheathens

    MikeA

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    Thanks for the link, Mike. I'll check 'em out.

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    I didn't have time to listen to much, but what I heard I liked!
    ~ Cathy ~

    And I dream I'm on vacation 'Cause I like the way that sounds,
    It's a perfect occupation for me.

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    These guys pretty much knocked me out Cathy. There are THREE "frontmen" in the group...each one a singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist with a lot of talent with other instruments. They remind me a lot of the EarlyBirds with Meisner and especially Leadon. They also have a drummer and a bassist who are part of the band and I think another who really poured on the ivory during the Austin City Limits segment. They are billed as a group of "Five" so I'm not sure whether or the pianist was a "regular" in the group.

    During that ACL segment, they performed several songs off of their newly released "One Foot In The Ether" CD.

    MikeA

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    Found this on YouTube of Band Of Heathens with Dobro and two guitars and some un-godly vocals. Purty good pickin' too!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1InMNOtjvAY[/ame]

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    The Band of Heathens Oklahoma City Tonight at the Wormy Dog!

    Oh man. I should have been watching the schedules closer. If I was even a hundred miles closer, I'd be fighting to get into that gig! Too late now though, got plans that I can't cancel for tonight.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1v-M7naZ3g[/ame]

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    ATTENTION TICKY AND WILDTHYME:


    The new Band of Heathen's album/cd is being released March 31 and they are playing Portland a couple of days later! Wish Portland wasn't so far from Kansas!

    On this tour, Dallas, St Louis and Denver are about the closest they'll come to my part of the country

    April 02, 2011 9:00 PM
    Mississippi Studios
    3939 N Mississippippi, Portland, OR 97227 (United States)
    http://www.mississippistudios.com/
    (503) 753-4473
    Ages: 21+
    Price: $10

    MikeA

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    I liked 'em!
    https://i.imgur.com/CuSdAQM.jpg
    "They will never forget you 'till somebody new comes along"
    1948-2016 Gone but not forgotten

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    I've NO IDEA how this graphic eMail I received is going to cut and paste here:


    IT'S OFFICIAL
    After months of hard work and creation, it's OFFICIAL. Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son is released and available everywhere: iTunes and other online music retailers, your local record store, here at our website, at shows, etc. To celebrate the official release we are doing two things:

    #1 FREE DOWNLOAD OF NEW SONG
    We are giving away a free mp3 of the first song on the album, Medicine Man (CLICK HERE). To see a video of us recording the song CLICK HERE
    and

    #2 NEW TOUR
    TONIGHT we are kicking off the first show of our Western United States tour in Denver, CO at the Oriental Theater.
    So turn Medicine Man up real loud and get your advance tickets for a show near you.

    3/29 – Denver, CO Tix
    3/30 – Aspen, CO Tix 7908 Songwriter's Festival
    3/31 – Park City, UT Tix
    4/1 – Boise, ID
    4/2 – Portland, OR Tix
    4/4 – Seattle, WA Tix
    4/7 – Santa Rosa, CA Tix
    4/8 – San Luis Obispo, CA Tix
    4/9 – Santa Cruz, CA Tix
    4/10 – San Francisco, CA Tix
    4/11 – Folsom, CA Tix
    4/12 – Bakersfield, CA
    4/13 – Los Angeles, CA Tix
    4/14 – Phoenix, AZ Tix
    4/17 – Driftwood, TX, Old Settler’s Festival Tix

    VINYL
    We are also pleased to announce that the US version of the vinyl album has arrived and is available to order through our website. Not only do you get the 180 gram vinyl record mailed to your door, but you also get the instant gratification of a digital download when you order! The artwork looks especially nice blown up to vinyl size. Get your copy today

    NEW WEBSITE AND BLOG

    Finally, we just launched a new website and we're working to get all of our newly designed merchandise up in the online store. On the new site you can stream all of the BOH records, get some FREE music, get some pretty sweet deals on merchandise and keep tabs on the latest from the band. Ed just posted a new blog on the release of the record, you can read it here.

    For a full listing of upcoming shows, tickets, and showtimes, click here

    Thanks for listening and supporting our creative habits. We hope to see you soon.

    tBoH
    www.bandofheathens.com

    MikeA

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