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The Band of Heathens are an American Rock and Roll band from Austin, Texas. The three original principal songwriters - Colin Brooks, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist - shared the bill at Momo's, an Austin club. Originally, each singer/songwriter performed his own set. However, they eventually started sharing the stage, and collaborating with bassist Seth Whitney. The Wednesday night series was billed as "The Good Time Supper Club".

A misprint in a local paper billed the act as "The Heathens." Drummer John Chipman joined the band in 2007, and Keyboardist Trevor Nealon, who played in the studio during the recording of both "One Foot in the Ether" and "Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son", joined the touring unit in 2011.

In 2009, the band was nominated for a "New Emerging Artist" award at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. In 2010, the band was again honored by the Americana Music Association as nominees for the "Best Duo/Group of the Year".

In 2011, the band released their fifth album overall (third studio album) "Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son". The album was listed in the top 10 most played Americana Albums of 2011, marking the third album in a row to make the year end top 10 list.

2013 provided the critically acclaimed album titled "Sunday Morning Record". The album charted to the number 2 spot on the Americana Charts Americana Music Association and was selected as the Number one album in 2013 by "The Alternative Root". In addition, "The Alternative Root" in referring to its "Top Fifty" Americana Bands stated the following: "The number one spot was the easiest to place. Band of Heathens epitomize Indie, building their band business from the ground up and keeping everything in-house".
Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist, Trevor Nealon, Richard Millsap, Scott Davis

From: Austin, Texas
Genre(s): Americana, folk rock, country, blues, jam rock, roots rock, blue-eyed soul
Instrument(s): Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard
Active From: 2005-present
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