The Austin Premier of To Cruise As A Pirate.
A tour documentary about The Lonesome Heroes transversing the entirety of Hwy 287 From the Gulf of Mexico to Glacier National Park in Canada.
Thursday December 19th
Spider House Ballroom
2908 Fruth St.
Austin, Texas 78705
Doors at 6:30
8:00pm Movie Screening
10:00pm Lonesome Heroes perform
So excited to announce that our song Something Reckless will be aired on the ABC show Nashville tonight at 10pm. So glad to be included in the long list of great writers and bands that have been on the show.
For those of you in the 21st century without a TV you can tune in here:
Landry will be showing her Cardboard Relief work for two weekends as part of the East Austin Studio Tour. Over 200 open studios and galleries in East Austin.
#170 on the E.A.S.T Map
1701 Canterbury St
Austin, TX. 78702
Closing Show Sunday November 18th
with Music by The Lonesome Heroes, Alister M (Las Cruces, NM), Paraguay, Paul Benjamin Band (Tulsa, OK), & Wild Bill
After being selected by a panel of judges including Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Suzanne Vega, & Ozzy Osbourne our new record Daydream Western won the IMA Vox Pop award for 2012.
Thanks to everyone who voted for us & Gary Newcomb for his tireless efforts producing our record.
We wish to thank everyone who helped make this Record.
Gary Newcomb: Producer & Cosmic Tambourines.
Ben Gallaway: Mixing & Head Engineer at The Space Recording Studio
Michael Crow: Engineer at Industrial Oaks Studio
Sarah Van Ballegooijen: Engineer at Stinson Studios
Brian Lucey: Mastering at Magic Garden Mastering
Jeff Johnston: Electric Bass
Jim DeGregorio: Upright Bass
Bill Doughty: Drums & Percussion
Chuck Fleming: Drums
Chris Clonts: Harmony Vocals, Electric Guitar, & Bells.
Kullen Fuchs: Trumpet, Vibraphone, Omnichord, Keys, & Bells
Check out the other winners here:
Commemorative Poster for The Viva Big Bend Festival Designed by Landry McMeans.
Landry's new art website has officially launched, please check it out:
Thanks to everyone who came to her art show at The Echo Country Outpost in Los Angeles in May & the Viva Big Bend Festival in Marfa & Alpine in July.
Her cardboard relief work is hanging through November at:
The Galleria Sibley
103 W. Holland Avenue, Alpine, TX.
La Diosa Cellars
901 17th Street Lubbock, TX 79401
Landry will be showing her work her in Austin
November 10th - 18th
at The E.A.S.T. Studio Tour
Our new record Daydream Western has been nominated for album of the year by the Independent Music Awards.
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Landry's Life Size Cardboard Saguaro Cactus has been selected out of 1500 entries to hang in Austin City Hall for one year as part of the City's Art in Public Places Project. It will be available to view starting Friday Jan 27th.
An opening reception with food and drinks for this year’s People’s Gallery Exhibition is scheduled for Friday February 24th.
PEOPLE'S GALLERY EXHIBITION
Friday, February 24th from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
At City Hall
301 West 2nd Street
Here's A short interview By Austin's PBS Affiliate KLRU with Landry about the 2011 E.A.S.T. Studio Tour:
Landry's E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Show has been chosen by Culture Map Austin as a top 10 place to visit. Stop by #20 on the E.A.S.T. map to Check it out this weekend.
1701 Canterbury St.
Austin, TX 78702
In September on our Fall Tour, we stopped by the QSC Audio factory in Costa Mesa, CA to visit our friend David Cepeda. The guys at QSC were super rad, & took us on a factory tour, replaced the voice coils in our 6 year old road worn speakers for free, & gave us a new power amp.
No other audio company in America would be so awesome to a band on tour!
Thanks Bryan & David!
Check them out: http://www.qscaudio.com/
KUT 90.5 FM Austin Music Minute
The Lonesome Heroes Play Thursday Night at The Continental Club August 4th, 2011
Austin psychedelic country-roots duo The Lonesome Heroes released an album this year called Daydream Western. Quite frankly, the title couldn’t be more fitting. This is exactly what a daydream would sound like, the perfect soundtrack to accompany you on that long stretch of highway that has no defined destination, when you’re alone with your mind and lost in your thoughts. The album is a rich blend of acoustic guitar, steel, multi-layered textures and vocals from songwriters Rich Russell and Landry McMeans that sweep you right up into that daydream. This is the the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths. Be sure to see The Lonesome Heroes play Thursday night at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. It’s a great bill that includes Dallas band The O’s and Austin’s Monarchs. Show time is around 9 p.m. Recommended.
9 p.m. Wednesday, The Deli
309 White, Norman
VZD’s Restaurant & Club, 4200 N. Western
When Brooklyn native Rich Russell decided he wanted to be a country singer after years of drinking up indie bands in hip, New York City neighborhoods, he knew the perfect place to go: Texas.
“Austin is a really hip, indie-oriented city, but everybody still likes Hank Williams,” he said. “It made perfect sense for me to move out there.”
Russell soon found more than a receptive town, with a writing — and romantic — partner in Landry McMeans. Both independent songwriters, they played a few shows together, but their styles didn’t work well together.
“Then we started going out, and six months later, Landry learned steel guitar,” he said. “Our housing situations got a little perilous, so we decided to go on tour, and it was awesome.”
Russell’s affection for vintage Western music found a perfect counterpart in McMeans’ folksy background and authentic Texas upbringing, and The Lonesome Heroes were born. He was forced somewhat to compromise his vision of totally pure, old country music for something that accommodated the indie-rock influences of Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth that kept creeping through.
“The core of what we do still sounds like what country music used to do,” he said. “We just added a little indie sound sphere over that, and it felt right.”
It’s opened up doors they might not have expected, as the band’s appeal goes across the board.
“Our key demographic is 15 to 75,” Russell said. “That’s really cool to me. We can play anywhere.”
And they do. The Lonesome Heroes make their way back and forth across the country almost constantly. Playing in the underpopulated state of Wyoming has become a favorite.
“We just played a show in Wyoming where there were maybe three hipsters in the entire town, and it was a mostly over-60 crowd, and they really seemed to love it,” Russell said. “It helps that everyone there seems to be half-cowboy and half-hippie.”
Their penchant for touring up that way became a theme for its latest jaunt behind their forthcoming, full-length debut album. Stretching from Port Arthur, Texas, to Glacier National Park in Montana, the “Highway 287 Tour” gives them the opportunity to relive how they got started.
“We kind of feel like this is our life and lifestyle, so we try not to do the traditional route of driving nine hours to hit the most popular market every day. We take our time and see a little bit of the country, stay around the town and make friends,” Russell said. “We started out wanting to get out of Texas because it was hot, figured we’d play some shows and camp in between. The more we did that, we were touring to go camping, as opposed to the other way around.”
1791 Mile Western Tour of Highway 287 Announced.
To celebrate the release of The Lonesome Heroes first full length record a 1791 mile tour of Highway 287, from Port Arthur TX on the Gulf of Mexico to Glacier National Park in Montana,has been announced for June and July.
The Heroes will rediscover the West along this historic highway. A daily blog and documentary are under works, with performances at historic venues, radio stations, community centers, and backcountry hideaways.
Support Local Radio Sunday Afternoon (JAN 23rd) with a ton of Rad Bands.
All Ages $5 (& A free KVRX tshirt)
Lonesome Heroes @ 3:30pm
Todd Phelps 2:00pm- 2:25pm www.toddphelps.com/
Cole Wilson 2:30pm- 3pm
The Lonesome Heroes 3:30pm-4pm www.myspace.com/lonesomehe
We'll be heading North for the New Year with a mini tour up to Oklahoma & back.
Check our calendar for the dates in a town near you!
Happy Nondenominational Holiday Bush Celebration!
Howdy everybody, we hope you are enjoying the fall!
We are very excited to announce Landry will be showing her Cardboard Relief work at a friends Studio this weekend for the East Austin Studio Tour.