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Band of Heathens w/ Jonathan Terrell
April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
duende – [duen-de] (noun) 1. a quality of inspiration and passion 2. A heightened sense of emotion, expression and authenticity 3. a spirit
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.
Jonathan Terrell is a new breed of country, pulling inspiration from dreamscapes and in depth stories from the gorgeous and gritty corners of Americana.
Jonathan is a well-respected songwriter of deeply moving and resonant country-folk music explorations, He’s shared the stage with country legends such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard but has never fully rested on traditional country music.
From fronting the Rock and Roll band Not In The Face, Terrell followed with the release of the “Color Me Lucky” EP and shaped them into an enchanting collection of yearning and bravado, heartbreak and redemption. The 2016 Color Me Lucky EP garnered media praise and radio pairplay both in the US as well as internationally with two singles put into rotation on BBC2 and BBC6.
The success of Color Me Lucky continued into 2017 with tour dates across the US,UK and France. Touted as ”the most signable act in Austin right now” by music writer, Peter Blackstock of the Austin American Statesman and founder of No Depression Magazine, Jonathan’s new full length due out in early summer 2018 is posed to make good on those words.