Courtyard Texas Music Series: The Band of Heathens
The Band of Heathens will be headlining the October date of the Courtyard Texas Music Series.
“Duende,” the title of The Band of Heathens’ fifth studio album (and eighth overall), marks their tenth anniversary as a group, and it certainly applies to its overall theme about the collective search for connection and communion in a technology-fueled world increasingly splintered, distracted and lonely.
As band co-founder Ed Jurdi, who first learned of the term, explains, “It’s the essence of the artist,” or as partner Gordy Quist says, “It’s a word we don’t have an equivalent for in English. Artistically, that’s where we tried to set the bar, to do what this band does best.” Indeed, “Duende” lives up to those high ideals, a stylistically diverse effort that takes a leap beyond their last, more acoustic, introspective effort, 2013’s Sunday Morning Record, with an eclectic batch of material that shows where The Band of Heathens has been, but more importantly, where they are going.
Come out and enjoy some great live music from these Austin music veterans!