Americana-rockers Band of Heathens are planning a Sept. 17 release of new album, Sunday Morning Record, and a late summer/early fall tour. And while that string of shows doesn’t bring the Austin, Tex.-based quartet to Asheville this does: Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist (two of the band’s three primary songwriters) are playing a number of dates as a twosome.
“As a duo, Ed and Gordy showcase the unique chemistry they have developed together that is the driving force behind the rock and roll of the Band of Heathens,” says press for their Saturday, Aug. 17 show at The Altamont Theatre. “Stripping away the power of the band and the electric guitars reveals another subtle force rooted in depth of song and in the haunting sound of two voices that sing as one. Swinging the pendulum from foot stomping porch holler to the humor of stories from the road, the acoustic show gives Ed and Gordy a platform to try out new songs, pull out choice cover songs, or to reveal an alternate stripped down version of a Heathens classic.”
8 p.m., $12 in advance / $15 day of show.
Jurdi and Quist perform “Gris Gris Satchel” at the Cactus Cafe in Austin: