The Band of Heathens are Playing The Ryman in Nashville August 19!

New album reenvisioning Ray Charles' 1972 masterpiece out this September

The Band of Heathens will be playing at The Ryman in Nashville on August 19th, as well as in for Americana Fest in September!! They’ve just announced an ambitious new album project: a re-envisioning of Ray Charles’ 1972 album A Message From The People, in its entirety. The band chose to re-record the often forgotten album because of its moving commentary on social justice, abuse-of-power, and its vision for a stronger, more-unified America. Aptly titled A Message From The People Revisited, the record will be out on 9/14. 
Upon hearing the Heathen’s version of the record, musical legend Quincy Jones (who is credited as an Arranger on the original album) exclaimed, “It’s a great interpretation and I admire their spirit to give it to charity!” The group will be donating proceeds from the album to Rock The Vote.  

The group recently released the track “America The Beautiful,” which caught the attention of 
Rolling Stone Country writing, “On ‘America the Beautiful’ – still the album’s crown jewel, as well as its final track – the Band of Heathens mix the stomp of a roots-rock band with Stax-sized soul. There’s upright piano, swirling organ and a full choir, all centered around an elastic vocal performance that would’ve made Charles proud.” 

The Band of Heathens last album Duende charted at #1 on Americana Radio list, and was well-received by Rolling Stone CountryRelixThe BootNo Depression, and many others.
You can learn more about the show at the Ryman and buy tickets here!
Last year, The Band of Heathens made a giant leap with their full length album Duende, which landed on Rolling Stone’s top 50 Americana and Country Albums of 2017 at #31. The subject of significant acclaim from RelixNo DepressionThe BootRolling Stone Country and others, Duende was the band’s fifth studio album (and eighth overall), and marked their twelfth anniversary as a group.
Show More

Mary Ann Kaylor Griffiths

Reach me at

Related Articles


  1. What i do not realize is in reality how you’re now not really much more well-favored than you might be now.

    You are very intelligent. You realize therefore considerably in the case
    of this subject, produced me personally believe it from numerous numerous angles.
    Its like men and women don’t seem to be involved except it’s
    something to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs nice.
    At all times maintain it up!

  2. May I just say what a comfort to discover an individual who actually knows what
    they are discussing online. You certainly realize how
    to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    A lot more people should read this and understand this
    side of your story. I was surprised that you aren’t more popular given that you surely have the gift.

  3. You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation but
    I to find this matter to be actually one thing which I feel I’d by no means understand.

    It seems too complex and very large for me. I am
    having a look ahead on your subsequent publish, I’ll attempt to get the dangle of it!

  4. Nice post. I used to be checking continuously this weblog and I
    am impressed! Extremely useful info specially the closing
    section 🙂 I maintain such info a lot. I was looking
    for this certain information for a long time. Thanks and good luck.

  5. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It if truth be told was once a leisure account it.
    Glance complex to more added agreeable from you! However, how can we be in contact?

  6. Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using
    for this website? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve
    had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for
    another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  7. Useful info. Fortunate me I discovered your
    site by chance, and I am shocked why this twist of fate did not happened
    in advance! I bookmarked it.

  8. Excellent way of explaining, and good piece of
    writing to obtain information concerning my presentation focus, which i
    am going to convey in academy.

  9. Valuable information. Fortunate me I found your site accidentally, and I’m stunned why this coincidence didn’t happened in advance!
    I bookmarked it.

  10. If you are going for best contents like myself, just pay a
    visit this web page every day for the reason that it offers quality contents, thanks

  11. I do consider all the ideas you’ve introduced for your post.
    They’re really convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the
    posts are too brief for starters. May just you please extend them a bit from next time?

    Thanks for the post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button