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Vote for the next Free Download

We’re driving through New Mexico on our way to a couple more shows before heading home… The new album, One Foot in the Ether, comes out in a couple weeks and we’re thinking of giving another song from the album as a free download and through our website’s Email a Song to a Friend function. Hope you already downloaded L.A. County Blues and are digging it.

What song should we give away? Send an email to info@bandofheathens.com with your vote for the next free download. Our management will get the emails. They don’t know we’re doing this so bombard them with your votes. It’ll be funny. We’ll go back and count all the votes after we get a good laugh from their reaction to their inboxes getting flooded. And I promise you won’t be added to the mailing list or anything. It’s just a vote. We’ll leave the voting open through this Sunday night, Aug 30. We’d like to get you the track early next week. Here are your options:


Shine a Light

Golden Calf

What’s this World

You’re Gonna Miss Me

Right Here with Me

Let Your Heart Not Be Troubled

Somebody Tell the Truth

Look at Miss Ohio

Talking Out Loud

Hey Rider

Pick which one you want next for a free download and send the request to info@bandofheathens.com. We’ll count the votes and give it to you.

Very Simple. Very Easy.

Thanks. Hope to see you soon.


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Monkey Paw - California Dreaming

So the Band has been on tour for almost a month now. We’ve played over 20 gigs in 5 states and had a blast along the way. We have seen many familiar faces and places, as well as breaking new ground in places we’ve never been.

To those of you we were able to revisit…thanks so much for all the support, love and good times. Seems like anywhere we go in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado or Utah, we are greeted by familiar faces that are much more like old friends than mere acquaintances. This goes a long way in making life on the road a bearable existence. I cannot express this enough.

As for breaking new ground…the band finally made it out to the west coast. This is especially cool for me since I grew up out there. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve lived in Austin for almost a decade now, and I love every minute of it. But it’s been a long time since I’ve seen the California coast, and boy oh boy, there is nothing like it. Perfect weather, beautiful coastlines, delicious wines and beers and an evolved view of what medicine can be. Sounds like heaven on earth to me.

I even got to celebrate my birthday in L.A., where we played at the Mint that night and proceeded to celebrate the night away. I have included a photo that shows how the evening ended up for me. What can I say…it was like a soft bed…really! I must be getting old.

I’ve also included a photo of myself and Gordy in Sacramento displaying what is now referred to as the “Monkey Paw”. I believe we were somewhere in New Mexico when I decided to start a new form of greeting, similar to the hand shake, the high five, the fist knock or any other ridiculous hand shake greeting people have come up with over the years. It came to me like a revelation, and I just knew that somehow the “Monkey Paw” was going to sweep the nation. Many variations will come along, but what you see in this picture started it all.

I guess maybe I’ve been on the road a little too long???

You be the judge.

Monkey Paw forever,


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Going to California…

We’ve had some memorable shows this past week and a half in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Some highlights so far have been playing the Mile High Festival in Denver where we also got to catch the Black Keys, Paolo Nutini, and India.Arie; a show at a great little theater in Durango called the Abbey Theater; Villapalooza and a day off with our friends in Carbondale going white water rafting; a show in Aspen on the mountain at Snowmass where we played L.A. County Blues in the town where Hunter S. Thompson ran for mayor against the “long-hair”; and it was great hanging with our friends after a show in Park City last night. In Durango, Seth took everybody’s money in a late night poker tournament with a bunch of the staff from the Abbey Theater. Needless to say, it’s been a good tour so far.

We just arrived in California after a long day driving across Utah and Nevada. We made a stop at the Bonneville Salt Flats where they set all the land speed records. Pretty amazing. That’s about it for now. Looking forward to this weeks shows here in California.

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