"Many bands claim Gram Parsons and Big Star as influences, but few compare to such time-tested landmarks. The reconfigured Lonesome Heroes fill the bill by drawing as much from Seventies pop as they do from a potpourri of country rock.  The ear-pleasing results make for one of Austin's best discs of 2015."


"Cosmic Austin-based band Lonesome Heroes’ album Can't Stand Still creeps under the skin, right into your bloodstream. Western Americana fans will delight”

KCRW 89.9 FM, Los Angeles


Austin’s Lonesome Heroes reside at the cosmic junction of indie rock and country. Led by frontman Rich Russell’s never-ending call of the road, the group have toured extensively behind two acclaimed albums across continents on both sides of the world, while never straying too far from their “Cosmic Americana” roots.

An ethereal reverence for the troubadour spirit is evident in stand out tracks “Western Style Saloons” - an homage to small town dance halls featured on the final season of Netflix’s Bloodline - and the linking of asphalt, mind and body in “Steel” - named KCRW’s Top Tune Download of the Day. Both appear on 2015’s Can’t Stand Still, which became more of a state of being than a sophomore album for the Heroes as the number of shows across the U.S. paired with an Australian tour turned into 100+ dates. Can’t Stand Still was praised at home by the Austin Chronicle as one of 2015’s best albums, featured abroad in Rolling Stone Australia, and received airplay on radio stations throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia.

With a new album on the horizon, Lonesome Heroes are picking up where Can’t Stand Still left off, not only returning to Jim Eno’s (Spoon) Public Hi-Fi but continually deriving inspiration from the miles put behind. An early single from the forthcoming album Rise & Fall, the co-written “Hope” adds Russell’s geography to the wistful hook of songwriter Ron Scott (Gregory Alan Isakov, J Wagner), offering a dreamy look to the material ahead.

As the finishing touches are made on Rise & Fall, The Lonesome Heroes are looking to spend their post-SXSW 2019 touring and topping last summer's run of festival appearances at the inaugural Bastrop Music Festival outside of Austin, Wyoming’s WHAT FEST, playing alongside Dwight Yoakam and past Australian tour-mate Ruby Boots at their debut Red Ants Pants Music Festival in Montana, and on the Oregon Coast for Electric Fences as part of a line up including Calvin Johnson (K Records) and Austin friends Leo Rondeau and Little Mazarn.


Western Style Saloons

Directed by Aaron Robertson

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LARAMIE, WY with Brianna Straut, The Country Skillet, & Hang Rounders

The Cowboy, 108 S. 2nd ST, Laramie, WY

Please join us for a Pre- Poker Run Party

What better way to kick off Wyoming's most extreme Nordic Ski / Poker based event than with some dancing with friends.

Friday, February 28th Cowboy Saloon & Dance Hall $5 / 21+ 8:00 pm Doors 9:00 pm Brianna Straut (Denver, CO.) 9:45 pm Shawn Hess, Hunter Hicks & The Country Skillet 10:45 pm Hang Rounders (Denver, CO.) 12:00 am The Lonesome Heroes (Austin, TX.)


The Poker Run 2020

The Trading Post, Centennial, WY., 2753 WY-130, Centennial

The Poker Run has been a Centennial, Wyoming tradition for over 25 years. This year, the February 29th event will start at the Trading Post where people can buy a hand of poker for $10, and your 1st card of 5 will be drawn. You will then need to find transport to the top of Barber Lake trail (either yourself or with a shuttle). Enjoy the ski/snowshoe/snowboard down the mountain!

At the end of the ski trail, hot dogs and a blazing bonfire are provided (BYOB). Last year Sheep Mountain Brewery donated a keg of beer. Expect music and entertainment of the ski/snowboard variety. And don't forget to have your 2nd poker card drawn at the bonfire!

After the bonfire, join us in downtown Centennial for live music by some great local Wyoming bands. Each participant will need to go to the Beartree, Friendly Store, and Trading post to draw the remaining 3 cards for their poker hand. When your poker hand is complete, drop it off in the box at the Trading Post.

All money collected from the poker hand fee goes toward paying the bands, the bonfire goodies, and poker hand prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the best hand, 2nd best hand, worst hand, and best costume. Winners will be contacted ASAP.

See you all on February 29tht!! Music By: Lonesome Heroes J Shogren Shanghai'd Country Skillet Mantis Grove Banshee Tree Brianna Straut Speed The Pilgrim Johno Roberts (Hangrounders)



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