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In Search of a Song: Gordy Quist

From: ISOAS Media
Series: In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber
Length: 01:00:00

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Host Jason Wilber interviews Gordy Quist from The Band of Heathens, a Austin, Texas based rock n' roll band.

Quist_prx__240x240_small GORDY QUIST (THE BAND OF HEATHENS): BROADCAST  2 / 25 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUBAIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host Jason Wilber interviews Gordy Quist of The Band of Heathens about his life, band, and music.

The Band of Heathens
are an American Rock and Roll band from Austin, Texas. The three original principal songwriters - Colin Brooks, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist - shared the bill at Momo's, an Austin club. Originally, each singer/songwriter performed his own set. However, they eventually started sharing the stage, and collaborating with bassist Seth Whitney. The Wednesday night series was billed as "The Good Time Supper Club". A misprint in a local paper billed the act as "The Heathens." Drummer John Chipman joined the band in 2007, and Keyboardist Trevor Nealon, who played in the studio during the recording of both "One Foot in the Ether" and "Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son", joined the touring unit in 2011.

Their first recording, "Live from Momo's", recorded at the now closed club on West 6th Street in Austin brought the band national attention and they were voted "Best New Band" at the 2007 Austin Music Awards. Also notable is their version of "Ain't No More Cane", a traditional prison work song of the American south included on their "Live at Momo's" album. Following the Momo's release, the band released a second live recording, the CD/DVD "Live at Antone's" which was recorded at the venerable Austin club.

May 20, 2008 the band released their first, self titled, studio album. Produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard, and featuring notable guests Patty Griffin, Stephen Bruton, and Gurf Morlix, the record went to #1 on the AMA radio charts. In November 2008 the Americana Music Association announced the Top 100 Albums of the Americana Charts for 2008 and The Band of Heathens came in at No. 8, thus referencing the Band Of Heathens Album as the 8th most played record on the Americana Airplay Charts for 2008.

In July 2009 BOH taped an Austin City Limits show that aired in the Fall of 2009. The year was especially significant for ACL in that Austin City Limits was celebrating its 35th anniversary year. The band's unique genesis and creativity were highlighted during the Austin City Limits interview conducted after their performance. The TV performance showcased a set by both the Band Of Heathens and Elvis Costello.

Following the Austin City Limits PBS show, the band also played on the German television live concert series Rockpalast on October 9, 2009, performing 14 songs, many from the albums "Band Of Heathens" and "One Foot In The Ether."

In 2009, the band was nominated for a "New Emerging Artist" award by the Americana Music Association. In 2010, the band was again honored by the Americana Music Association as nominees for the "Best Duo/Group of the Year".[5]

In 2011, the band released their fifth album overall (third studio album) "Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son". The album was listed in the top 10 most played Americana Albums of 2011, marking the third album in a row to make the year end top 10 list. This album is also the last studio project featuring founding member Colin Brooks, who announced in November of that year that he was leaving the band to pursue other interests after six years.

Topics discussed include: Early memories of music, his early music career playing solo, and how he got started in music and songwriting. About the song "Golden Calf", early influences in songwriting by Tom Waites, Gordy's songwriting process, his own personal process of creativity, and how he brings songs into the band. The band's creative process, collaborating with others in the band, writing "Let Your Heart Not Be Troubled" for his wife, being on the road with the band.

Musical selections include: Let Your Heart Not Be Troubled, Golden Calf, What's This World, Maple Tears, Jackson Station, Talking Out Loud, Somebody Tell The Truth.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Piece Description

GORDY QUIST (THE BAND OF HEATHENS): BROADCAST  2 / 25 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUBAIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host Jason Wilber interviews Gordy Quist of The Band of Heathens about his life, band, and music.

The Band of Heathens
are an American Rock and Roll band from Austin, Texas. The three original principal songwriters - Colin Brooks, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist - shared the bill at Momo's, an Austin club. Originally, each singer/songwriter performed his own set. However, they eventually started sharing the stage, and collaborating with bassist Seth Whitney. The Wednesday night series was billed as "The Good Time Supper Club". A misprint in a local paper billed the act as "The Heathens." Drummer John Chipman joined the band in 2007, and Keyboardist Trevor Nealon, who played in the studio during the recording of both "One Foot in the Ether" and "Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son", joined the touring unit in 2011.

Their first recording, "Live from Momo's", recorded at the now closed club on West 6th Street in Austin brought the band national attention and they were voted "Best New Band" at the 2007 Austin Music Awards. Also notable is their version of "Ain't No More Cane", a traditional prison work song of the American south included on their "Live at Momo's" album. Following the Momo's release, the band released a second live recording, the CD/DVD "Live at Antone's" which was recorded at the venerable Austin club.

May 20, 2008 the band released their first, self titled, studio album. Produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard, and featuring notable guests Patty Griffin, Stephen Bruton, and Gurf Morlix, the record went to #1 on the AMA radio charts. In November 2008 the Americana Music Association announced the Top 100 Albums of the Americana Charts for 2008 and The Band of Heathens came in at No. 8, thus referencing the Band Of Heathens Album as the 8th most played record on the Americana Airplay Charts for 2008.

In July 2009 BOH taped an Austin City Limits show that aired in the Fall of 2009. The year was especially significant for ACL in that Austin City Limits was celebrating its 35th anniversary year. The band's unique genesis and creativity were highlighted during the Austin City Limits interview conducted after their performance. The TV performance showcased a set by both the Band Of Heathens and Elvis Costello.

Following the Austin City Limits PBS show, the band also played on the German television live concert series Rockpalast on October 9, 2009, performing 14 songs, many from the albums "Band Of Heathens" and "One Foot In The Ether."

In 2009, the band was nominated for a "New Emerging Artist" award by the Americana Music Association. In 2010, the band was again honored by the Americana Music Association as nominees for the "Best Duo/Group of the Year".[5]

In 2011, the band released their fifth album overall (third studio album) "Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son". The album was listed in the top 10 most played Americana Albums of 2011, marking the third album in a row to make the year end top 10 list. This album is also the last studio project featuring founding member Colin Brooks, who announced in November of that year that he was leaving the band to pursue other interests after six years.

Topics discussed include: Early memories of music, his early music career playing solo, and how he got started in music and songwriting. About the song "Golden Calf", early influences in songwriting by Tom Waites, Gordy's songwriting process, his own personal process of creativity, and how he brings songs into the band. The band's creative process, collaborating with others in the band, writing "Let Your Heart Not Be Troubled" for his wife, being on the road with the band.

Musical selections include: Let Your Heart Not Be Troubled, Golden Calf, What's This World, Maple Tears, Jackson Station, Talking Out Loud, Somebody Tell The Truth.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Broadcast History

WFHB - Bloomington, Indiana
WNKU - Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area
WHEE - Martinsville, Virginia

Timing and Cues

Intro Billboard 00:00 - 00:59 / News Break (or guest intro with song) 00:59 - 05:59 / Music Bed0 5:59 : 06:29 / Segment A 06:29 - 18:59 / Music Bed 18:59 - 19:59 / Segment B 19:59 -38:59 / Music Bed 38:59 : 39:59 / Segment C 39:59 - 58:59 / Music Bed 58:59 - 59:59

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Let Your Heart Not Be Troubled The Band of Heathens One Foot In The Ether. BOH Records, LLC 2009 03:43
Golden Calf The Band of Heathens One Foot In The Ether. BOH Records, LLC 2009 03:03
What's This World The Band of Heathens One Foot In The Ether. BOH Records, LLC 2009 03:41
Maple Tears The Band Of Heathens The Band Of Heathens . BOH Records, LLC 2007 04:42
Jackson Station The Band of Heathens The Band Of Heathens. BOH Records, LLC 2007 03:52
Talking Out Loud The Band of Heathens One Foot In The Ether. BOH Records, LLC 2009 04:23
Somebody Tell The Truth The Band of Heathens One Foot In The Ether. BOH Records, LLC 2009 03:54
Indian Summer (In Search of a Song Theme) Jason Wilber Behind the Midway. Flat Earth 2000 :29
You Don't Know What You're Getting Into (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilber Tone 2006 :59
Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisberg Tennessee (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilber Tone 2006 :59
Your Destiny (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilber Tone 2006 :59

Additional Credits

Executive Producer - Rich Reardin
Host - Jason Wilber

Related Website

http://www.insearchofasong.com