Band of Heathens :: Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster’s Son

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The Band Of Heathens wordt vaak vergeleken met The Band. Terecht. Maar op hun derde studio-CD  Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster’s Son ontpopt de groep uit Austin, Texas zich vooral als de Little Feat van de 21ste eeuw.
Rootsy en funky, genadeloos goed op elkaar ingespeeld. En ondertussen worden de nummers die ze schrijven beter en beter. Live waren ze al een wereldband, met Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster’s Son zijn ze dat nu ook in de studio. Luister vooral naar Hurricane, een liedje over New Orleans met een slidegitaar die Lowell George in zijn graf zal laten glunderen.

2010 was a year of making noise and news for the Band of Heathens. With 200-plus show dates, a fifth anniversary celebration, appearances at Lollapalooza and other top national festivals and a taping of Austin City Limits with Elvis Costello, it is remarkable that the Heathens even found time to write and record a new studio album, but they did.
The result is Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster’s Son, a surprising, multi-faceted gem of a disc. Their third studio album and the fifth release overall, Top Hat Crown displays the wide range of classic influences fans and critics have come to admire in the band, yet they’ve added, built and grown. Producer George Reiff, celebrated for his work with the Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, the Courtyard Hounds and Ray Wylie Hubbard, tended to the album’s vibe and spirit, which is reaching, rocking, bluesy, funky and enjoyable as hell, from its rocking opening to its serene acoustic conclusion.

Tracklist
1. Medicine Man
2. Should Have Known
3. Enough
4. Polaroid
5. Nothing To See Here
6. The Other Broadway
7. I Ain’t Running
8. Gravity
9. Free Again
10. Hurricane
11. Gris Gris Satchel
12. Motherland
 

 Tourdata
  7 mei  2011  Groningen (NL), The Rhythm & Blues Night
14 mei  2011  Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso
15 mei  2011  Ottersum (NL), Cultutreel Podium De Roepaen
17 mei  2011  Leiden (NL), Q Bus
 
Downloads
Band-of-Heathens-Top-Hat-Crown-Bio

Links
www.bandofheathens.com
www.myspace.com/thebandofheathens

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