REVIEW: The Band of Heathens @ Maple Leaf Bar 3/3/12
Melding country, rock, blues and soul with a rare found mix of deft musicianship, insightful lyrics and admirable, high-level professionalism, the five piece band played like their lives depended on it, running through 25 songs over 2 sets and three hours to a fairly scattered Saturday night crowd in the Maple Leaf Bar. It was made abundantly clear to myself and those seeing the band for the first time that this is a polished live band and that their performance abilities will likely be what will ultimately get America’s attention.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges is now an attorney living amongst THE CALIFORNIANS in West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, Futurebirds, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Monster Rally, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.