"Greasy and right"
KGSR radio, Austin
Songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard, a skilled Texas talent-spotter, produced the debut studio album of this Austin band, and Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal wrote that The Band of Heathens played the best set he heard in five nights at the SXSW festival in Austin. We believe it—their set at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival a few years back was a sensation! The Band of Heathens is one of the great live acts on the Americana circuit right now, and their studio recordings, fine as they are, don't do them justice. They mix a good greasy Texas sound with lyrics that stick with you and a handful of jams to get things really cooking. They come to Michigan with a new album, "Duende," that features songs on such topics as marijuana, poet Sylvia Plath, how beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola have shaped civilization ("A History of the World in Six Glasses"). This a band of true Texas originals, at the height of their powers.