The Band of Heathens are an Americana band from Austin, Texas.
The three 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 together 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." In 2007, drummer John Chipman
joined the band.
Also notable is a version of "Ain't No More Cane",
a traditional prison work song of the American south. The Austin based
Band of Heathens included their distinctive arrangement of the old song
on their "Live at Momo's" album.
In November 2008 the Americana Music Association announced the Top
100 Albums of the Americana Charts for 2008 and The Band of Heathens
came in at No. 8, thus referencing the Band Of Heathens Album as the 8th
most played record on the Americana Airplay Charts for 2008. .
In July, 2009 BOH taped an Austin City Limits show that aired in the
Fall of 2009. The year was especially significant for ACL in that Austin
City Limits was celebrating its 35th anniversary year. The band's
unique genesis and creativity were highlighted during the Austin City
Limits interview conducted after their performance.  The TV performance showcased a set by both the Band Of Heathens and Elvis Costello. 
Following the Austin City Limits PBS show, the band also played on the German television live concert series Rockpalast on October 9, 2009, perfoming 14 songs, many from the albums "Band Of Heathens" and "One Foot In The Ether." 
In 2009, the band was nominated for a "New Emerging Artist" award by
the Americana Music Association. In 2010, the band was again honored by
the Americana Music Association as nominees for the "Best Duo/Group of
the Year".  -- via Wikipedia
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