The Band of Heathens and The Watson Twins on the Hotel Congress Plaza Saturday, October 28th
KXCI Presents! a double bill of Americana with The Band of Heathens and The Watson Twins. Austin’s The Band of Heathens brand of rootsy guitar based rock will be supported with an opening set of country-folk inspired sibling harmonies from The Watson Twins.
The Band of Heathens are an American rock and roll band from Austin, Texas. Formed in 2005 by three Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriters, the trio often shared a bill at the Austin club Momo’s where they were different acts. Band of Heathens came together when these three individuals decided to start their own band. With the addition of drummer and bassist the lineup was complete and the band began creating rootsy, country rock together. The band’s debut album was ranked #8 on the Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of the Year list and the band has managed to garner more acclaim ever since.
With their ninth studio album, SIMPLE THINGS, The Band of Heathens came home—geographically, as they returned to their longtime base of Austin for the recording; sonically, in an embrace of the rootsy, guitar-based rock with which they made their name; and thematically, with lyrics that speak to appreciating friends and family and the limited time we have on this planet. It’s a confident, assured statement of a group finding its place in the world amid uncertain and troubled times.