Band of Heathens

Since emerging as a favorite new live band out of Austin TX in the late 2000s, the Band of Heathens has toured relentlessly, building a devoted following and landing on some of the finest stages in music. Over three studio albums and hundreds of shows each year, they’ve evolved as a group and broadened their sound.

Their most recent studio album Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster’s Son spiked the already potent punch with a dash of jammy psychedelia. And their four-disc, two- volume, live DVD release called the Double Down - Live in Denver (Vol. 1 & 2) features the band’s live variations and extensions of original material mostly from their last two studio albums. The rich and righteous vocal harmonies and legendary live shows that set TBoH apart from the beginning have just gotten better.

In 2012 The Band of Heathens experienced the first lineup change in 4 years with the departure of Colin Brooks, Seth Whitney, and John Chipman. So going forward, songwriting frontmen Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist are complimented by the rhythm section of drummer Richard Millsap, bassist Ryan Bowman and keyboard player Trevor Nealon. With a growing resume of key shows and broadcasts to their credit, (Bonnaroo, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits TV Show and ACL Festival among them), the slightly rejiggered Band of Heathens has never enjoyed so much renown or optimism.

Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons is an Americana band that began in Providence, RI in 2005. In the center of this revolving cast of musicians, songwriter Joe Fletcher remains at the helm of this country blues-based outfit while still playing many solo acoustic shows throughout the land every year.

Known best for their thrilling live show, Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons have shared stages with many of their favorite acts including Deer Tick, The Low Anthem, Shooter Jennings, John Doe, Robert Earl Keen, The Supersuckers, Lydia Loveless, Murder by Death, Scott H. Biram, Holly Golightly, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Brown Bird, and The Devil Makes Three. Their wide variety of material and influences make them equally at home in a small café or a sold-out rock club.

Andrew Vait (of Eternal Fair)

Amongst the artistic wealth of singer-songwriters in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska-born multi-instrumentalist Andrew Vait has been making his mark with heartfelt, far-reaching compositions that set him apart from his peers. Influenced by the likes of My Morning Jacket, Warren Zevon, Rufus Wainwright, and The Zombies, Andrew’s compositions seamlessly weave vintage soul with modern funk, psychedelic rock with lyrical pop, the sophistication of jazz and the nostalgia of folk. His voice calls to mind some of rock’s finest vocalists: Cat Stevens or Jeff Buckley as he’s warming up, and Jim James or Peter Gabriel when he’s driving it home. Beyond his solo career, Andrew’s popular Seattle-based band, Eternal Fair, has received equal critical acclaim. The group is known for offering its fans a taste of past and present rock’s greatest heroes, while remaining firmly focused on developing an exciting and unique sound. Lemonade Magazine recently said of Andrew’s work: “Vait resurrects the long lost art of musical storytelling without being pigeonholed into a specific style, maintaining…musical independence and ingenuity”, and of Andrew’s recent solo album, Closer To The Setting Sun, Seattlest Music said, “Not only is Andrew's voice easy on the ear but every song seems to pull you into it's melodies. What he has come up with is wholly amazing”.

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