THE LONESOME HEROES

Landry's Art to Hang in Austin City Hall.

 

 

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

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/art-public-places

http://landry.mosaicglobe.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's A short interview By Austin's PBS Affiliate KLRU with Landry about the 2011 E.A.S.T. Studio Tour:

 

Landry McMeans from KLRU Collective on Vimeo.

http://www.klru.org/collective/clip/landry-mcmeans/

Landry's Art at EAST Austin Studio Tour Chosen as Top 10!

 

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.

#20

1701 Canterbury St.

Austin, TX 78702

http://landry.mosaicglobe.com/

http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/11-07-11-12-13-the-10th-anniversary-of-the-east-austin-studio-tour-two-custom-tours-chockfull-of-awesome-recommendations/ 

Thanks QSC Audio!

 

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/

NPR Austin Music Minute

 

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.

Hero worship: Rewriting the Rules of Alt-Country, Lonesome Heroes are so Awesome, We Could Cry.

 

 

 Lonesome Heroes

9 p.m. Wednesday, The Deli 
309 White, Norman 
theDeli.us, 321-7048

9 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club, 4200 N. Western 
VZDS.com, 524-4203 
$5

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.”

http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/article-12051-hero-worship.html

Highway 287 Tour

 

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.

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