The Band of Heathens sitting with Gianluca before a show

Americana troubadors The Band of Heathens started almost by accident when three songwriters on their own independent career paths started sitting in on each others’ sets. Since their last CD one of the founding songwriters left as well as the band’s rhythm section “we basically lost sixty percent of the band” quips founder Gordy Quist who continues to co-front the band with fellow co-founder Ed Jurdy. I caught up with Ed and Gordy and spoke to them about the band break-up, touring, songwriting and the new CD. “There’s no light without dark” muses Ed about the latest events.

Ed & Gordy warming sitting with Gianluca before a show

Ed & Gordy warming sitting with Gianluca before a show

 

Ed & Gordy warming sitting with Gianluca before a show

Ed & Gordy warming sitting with Gianluca before a show