The OGD will soon learn why Band of Heathens is one of Kid Rock’s favorite bands. In fact, he liked the band so much that he brought them into his Michigan home studio to lay down tracks for his latest effort, “First Kiss.” Between their work with Kid Rock and extensive touring, this five-piece from Austin has been taking advantage of 2015 to tour in support of their latest album “Sunday Morning Record.”
Their fourth studio album, this latest effort showcases the songwriting talents of guitarists Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist, who kept it local by recording with Austin’s most prolific studio icons George Reiff and Steve Christensen. “Sunday Morning Record” chronicles the Band of Heathens’ ups and downs, as the band experienced what Quist called “life changes, lineup changes, geographic changes.” Out of 30 songs recorded, they whittled it down to 11 personal tracks on the album.
Earthy soul permeates each song on “Sunday Morning Record,” an aspect felt early on and often throughout. The album’s second track “Caroline Williams” is a heartfelt embrace with the attitude of a classic rock ballad. “Miss My Life” follows with a Southern funk vibe that is reminiscent of Wet Willie.
Band of Heathens
Date: Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St.,
Tickets: $15 at the door