Lonesome Heroes with Peculiar Patriots & Alysia Kraft

Lonesome Heroes

The Lonesome Heroes debut full length Daydream Western has been nominated by The Independent Music Awards for album of the year for 2011. Described by Austin NPR affiliate KUT 90.5 FM as: "Western Americana, a cross-pollination of rock, folk and country with psych and indie pop – influences from their Texas and Brooklyn backgrounds. It’s the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths.". Inclusive in sound, the Lonesome Heroes are as comfortable in the West Texas desert as the sandy shores of California. Pigeonholed as Alt Country for too long, Daydream Western represents a maturation of their sound into a highway revelry that crosses state lines and blurs genres seamlessly.

The core of the band consists of the shared songwriting and vision of Austin based couple Landry McMeans (vocals/dobro) and Rich Russell (vocals/guitar.) 27 states, four years of national touring, and two critically acclaimed EPs finally brought the Lonesome Heroes to the studio under the production guidance of Austin steel guitar legend, Gary Newcomb (Li'l Cap'n Travis, Richard Buckner, Stone River Boys, Bill Callahan.) Mastered by recent Grammy award winner Brian Lucey at Magic Garden (Black Keys, the Shins,) Daydream Western, will have an official national press and radio push in March after an action packed SXSW for the Heroes with 10 show in 6 days.


Rich Russell: Vocals, Guitar, & Steel.

Landry McMeans: Vocals, Lap Steel, Dobro, Guitar.


Jeff Johnston: Electric Bass & Saw.

Jim DeGregorio: Upright/Electric Bass

Bill Doughty: Drums

Chris Clonts: Electric Guitar, Bells, Harmony Vocals.

Chuck Fleming: Drums.

Sarah Stollak: Fiddle

Kullen Fuchs: Trumpet, Vibraphone, Keys, Accordion.

Peculiar Patriots

Blending funky dance music into genres ranging from Blues to Reggae to Gypsy to Metal is what the Peculiar Patriots do best. They'll take you on an audio visual experience including belly dance performances by Crux Ansata



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