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Tour Diaries: The Head and The Heart

An acclaimed indie folk band whose influences include Americana, country-rock, and the Beatles, The Head and the Heart is the Seattle band you need to know.

Photos: @lucykjoness

Drawing inspiration from influences of Americana, country-rock, and the Beatles, the Head and the Heart are a Northwest band that has been shaking up the indie scene. Most recently, they made a stop in Columbus, Ohio for their U.S. tour.

"The lineup formed in 2009, when songwriters Jonathan Russell and met at an open-mike event at Seattle's Conor Byrne Pub. Pianist Kenny Hensley, bassist Chris Zasche, violinist Charity Rose Thielen, and former drummer Tyler Williams rounded out the roster, and the Head and the Heart spent the first half of 2010 touring the Pacific Northwest before self-releasing their eponymous debut in June. By the end of the summer, they'd created enough buzz to entertain offers from several record labels, eventually signing with that fall and reissuing their album – this time with remastered tracks and one new song – in early 2011." – The Head and the Heart, Spotify

The band broke into the mainstream in the early 2010s after the release of their second album, "Let's Be Still." The album would peak at number ten on the Billboard 200 and rose quickly in the folk charts. Most recently, the band released their fifth LP, which is titled "Every Shade of Blue."

See the photos of The Head and the Heart by Lucy Jones below.


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