5th Annual Tofu BBQ Blowout

5 years running and still the largest meeting of Tofu & Music in the entire South Western United States. 

72 Pounds of Tofu & 27 Bands over 2 days.

Free Show Open to the Public Tofu Donated by
White Mountain Foods

Friday March 14th & Saturday March 15th
1pm - 2am
1701 Canterbury St.
Austin, TX 78702

Coconut Red Curry, Buffalo, Green Chile Mole, Bacon Wrapped, BBQ, & More.

1pm Connie Benson 
2pm Wild Bill and The Lost Knobs (ATX)
3pm Nacona (Los Angeles) 
4pm Ben Ballinger (ATX)
5pm Sama Dams (Portland)
6pm The Lonesome Heroes (ATX)
7pm Gary Newcomb (ATX)
8pm Travis Hayes Busse (San Francisco)
8:30 David Longoria (ATX)
9pm Fire In The Pines (San Marcos)
10pm The All-Togethers (Las Vegas)
11pm Lilly Hiatt (Nashville)
11:30 Whippoorwill (ATX)
12am Hollis Brown (NYC)
1am TBA

2pm Leo Rondeau (ATX)
2:45 Matt Hebert (ATX)
3:30 Ryley Walker (Chicago)
4pm Kullen Fuchs & The Saddle (ATX)
5pm Johann Wagner (ATX)
6pm Oconomowoc (ATX)
7pm **Special Guest**
8pm Madisons (ATX)
9pm Christian Lee Hutson (Nashville)
10pm Chuck Fleming
11pm Croy and the Boys
12am Ramsay Midwood
1am Arrow Strike


Official Showcase at SXSW 2014.


We are very excited to announce that we will be representing our fine hometown of Austin, TX this year at South by South West. Details of our official showcase are coming soon.


Pump up your bike tires and get ready for the biggest party of the year!


To Cruise as a Pirate: Lonesome Heroes Documentary by Aaron Robertson



The Austin Premier of To Cruise As A Pirate.

A tour documentary about The Lonesome Heroes transversing the entirety of Hwy 287 From the Gulf of Mexico to Glacier National Park in Canada.

Thursday December 19th

Spider House Ballroom

2908 Fruth St.

Austin, Texas 78705




Doors at 6:30

7:00pm Whippoorwill

 8:00pm  Movie Screening

10:00pm Lonesome Heroes perform 

Something Reckless on ABC's Nashville


So excited to announce that our song Something Reckless will be aired on the ABC show Nashville tonight at 10pm.  So glad to be included in the long list of great writers and bands that have been on the show. 

For those of you in the 21st century without a TV you can tune in here:

Landry's Cardboard Art at E.A.S.T. Studio Tour


Landry will be showing her Cardboard Relief work for two weekends as part of the East Austin Studio Tour. Over 200 open studios and galleries in East Austin.


#170 on the E.A.S.T Map 


1701 Canterbury St 

Austin, TX.  78702


Closing Show Sunday November 18th 


with Music by The Lonesome Heroes, Alister M (Las Cruces, NM), Paraguay, Paul Benjamin Band (Tulsa, OK), & Wild Bill


Daydream Western Wins the Vox Pop Award at the Independent Music Awards!


After being selected by a panel of judges including Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Suzanne Vega, & Ozzy Osbourne our new record Daydream Western won the IMA Vox Pop award for 2012.

Thanks to everyone who voted for us & Gary Newcomb for his tireless efforts producing our record.


We wish to thank everyone who helped make this Record.

Gary Newcomb:  Producer & Cosmic Tambourines.

Ben Gallaway: Mixing & Head Engineer at The Space Recording Studio

Michael Crow: Engineer at Industrial Oaks Studio

Sarah Van Ballegooijen: Engineer at Stinson Studios

Brian Lucey: Mastering at Magic Garden Mastering

Jeff Johnston: Electric Bass

Jim DeGregorio: Upright Bass

Bill Doughty: Drums & Percussion

Chuck Fleming: Drums

Chris Clonts: Harmony Vocals, Electric Guitar, & Bells.

Kullen Fuchs: Trumpet, Vibraphone, Omnichord, Keys, & Bells


Check out the other winners here:

Landry's New Art Website & Viva Big Bend Art Show


Commemorative Poster for The Viva Big Bend Festival Designed by Landry McMeans.

Landry's new art website has officially launched, please check it out: 

Thanks to everyone who came to her art show at The Echo Country Outpost in Los Angeles in May & the Viva Big Bend Festival in Marfa & Alpine in July.


Her cardboard relief work is hanging through November at:

The Galleria Sibley

103 W. Holland Avenue, Alpine, TX.


La Diosa Cellars

901 17th Street  Lubbock, TX 79401


Landry will be showing her work her in Austin

November 10th - 18th

at The E.A.S.T. Studio Tour

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. 





Friday, February 24th   from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

At City Hall

301 West 2nd Street














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.

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.


1701 Canterbury St.

Austin, TX 78702 

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:

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, 321-7048

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

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.”

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.



We are home writing some new hits for the record.

The Austin American Statesman came out and took a picture of us

at sunset down by the river right as Landry finished her new song Sparow Horse.

Check it.....

NYC Welcome Home Shows...



We are taking back to the open road after a brief one month rest at a beautiful summer camp on a lake.  This weekend we will play a few NYC shows before we depart on a south bound tour home to Texas please come Check it out.


Pinecrest Presents House Concert doors & potluck @ 6pm

SHow 7:30ish

53 Chestnut Avenue
Poquott New York 11733
Price: $10 suggested donation

Home Coming Show @ The Continental Club Thursday July 15th




Howdy everybody we made it home after 8 sweet weeks around America. Thanks to all our old and new friends for keeping us keepin' on!


Landry Posted a bunch of photos from the road on our Facebook


 We are playing one homecoming show this week then taking our first month off shows and the road.  We will regroup in september with some new songs and a west coast tour, so hang in there, if...

Wild West Dates & Big Foot Radio Interview and Song Premeire


We are headed for the Wild West to meet the band to play some and get lost in the woods. We have a live radio interview on Big Foot 99 Radio in Wyoming on Thursday. We will premiere Landry's Hot new single 287 about Backroad Ramblings on Highway 287 in Wyoming.

You can tune in here to check it out:

Thursday June 17th @ 8:15am (mountain time)

99.3 FM (in ft Collins/Saratoga/Rawlins)



The Lonesome Heroes & Leo Rondeau & his band @ The Hole in the Wall in Austin.

The night before tour May 24th, 2010.

Hole in the Wall

     Another summer, another 10,000 miles of fun.  

We are on our way up the East Coast for some shows. The Band will meet us in a few weeks in Colorado and the Crooked Highway will unfold.

Check out these summer...

West Coast Tour/ Trout & Eggs for breakfast...


We are headed home to Texas after a fun week long tour of Southern California and the Southwest. We made a bunch of awesome new friends and played with some rad new bands you should check out:

Alister M

RIver City


John Meeks

Here's us with an anonomous fan on Sunsett Blvd in Hollywood. We were wearing our retired couple on vacation discuises but somehow he recognized us:



We ate breakfast this morning after another awesome show in Flagstaff at Mia's.  We found this article in the local paper about us and it made the...

West Coast Tour Dates



We are on our way to Las Cruces, NM to play a nautical themed party tonight. We have a handful of shows coming up in Southern California this week, & a show in Flagstaff, AZ next Thursday on our way back east.


We will be updating our blog Vantastic with studio and Van updates and be generally really futuristic soon so keep tuned.

Please email for any info:

& join our facebook here:

Check out the dates, & hope to see you soon.

Rich & Landry


FRIDAY, MAY 14TH, 2010

Tin Can Ale House 

with Halcyonaire & River City - 10pm

1863 5th Ave

San Diego California 92101

US 619-955-8525

Price: $4




Best of Texas Reviews Our NX35 Show!


Our new friend Kelly Dearmoore wrote an amazing review of our set at the NX35 Festival in March in the Best of Texas Blog.  Please check out his blog of awesome Texas Music at The Gobblers Knob:

Here's the article:

best of texas

Texas Life


We are home soaking up the springtime.

Writing and getting ready to make a new record really soon

Here's an analog blog of our Winter West Coast Tour 

Courtesy of an anonymous friend:

analog blog

Landry & I will be hosting the Pickers Circle in Luckenbach every Thursday in April from 5-9pm.

Please come out and bring your guitars, songs, and tents so we can swap songs and roast marshmallows.

412 Luckenbach Town Loop  

Fredericksburg, Texas 78624  

(830) 997-3224  

SXSW Official & Renegade Showcases...............



We are officially on the Short List for the SXSW Ferstival....

So like so many other awesome Austin bands we are on call to play The Festival whenever a band from Nova Scotia, Finland, Bulgaria, or wherever cancels.

We will send out a torrent of Text Messages, emails, and Telegraphs when we get our official date set.

Here are a few of our Non official Showcases:

(We will not call them SXSW, since the people at the festival get very mad when you do that!)


Sunday, March 14th


Atomic Honky Tonk Showcase

WE PLAY @ 11pm

With: Dave Insley, Leo Rondeau, The Preservation, Mike & The Moonpies, and every other awesome Austin Band.




Our New New Blog...... VANTASTIC

We have now joined the 21st Century and have a proper blog on

Please check it out and follow us... or whatever you do on the world wide web these days....





Hey we got a write up in the Flagstaff Weekly for our show tonight. 


It compares us to a hooker at a Church Bakesale... it's pretty rad check it out:

Flagstaff Hot Picks



LIVING IN A POSTCARD...    (Our new blog)

We have decided to join the 20th Century and begin keeping a Blog.

We will try to write interesting things that y'all want to read. A random assortment of Dutch oven recipes, hidden campsites, Landry's new art projects, and all the rad people we meet on the road.



 It's a concept that predates the World Wide Web. It's some sort of Walt Whitman wanna be Jack Kerouacian compulsion to drive through the night and sleep on the side of the road with cars rushing past, afraid of bears, insane truckers, ghosts, or whatever, so that you can wake up in the morning and discover something new and distant, and feel like perhaps for that moment all your rushing was worth it, because you are living inside a postcard. 

Here's our postcard from...

The Austin Sound Reviews our New Video


Lonesome Heroes "Don't Play to Lose" Music Video from Daniel Stolzman on Vimeo.

We woke up this morning and finally after 100,000 miles on the road we are famous! REALLY FAMOUS!!! Thanks world wide web... Check out this awesome review of our new Music video from Austin's premiere Indie Rock news outlet/ purveyors of all that's cool: THE AUSTIN SOUND January 5th, 2010 "The Lonesome Heroes are a wandering lot, so maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised that it took them about three years to make a video for “Don’t Play to Lose.” We give them a pass on the old tune, though, because the video is pretty great. How can you not love two adorable kids escaping from some hardcore bikers and bouncers?! It’s like Goonies II: Goonies in the City!...

February 2010 West Coast Tour


We are working on a new record this month due out in March for SXSW. Then, we'll be on the road again in February working our way west to California, and home via Wyoming. Here are a few of our upcoming tour dates for February and March 2010. If you have any suggestions of where to play along the way, we'd love your input. See you on the back roads of Americia soon, and Keep on Keepin' on. Feb 13 2010 10:00P The Hole in the Wall with Ethan Azarian & ChurchwoodAustin, Texas Feb 15 2010 8:00P The Starlight Theatre (dinner show)Terlingua, Texas Feb 23 2010 10:00P The PikeLong Beach, California Feb 25 2010 11:00P The Crepe Place with Leopold & His Fiction & HodSanta Cruz, California

December 2009 East Coast Tour


The amazing mechanics from Athens Imports in Athens, Georgia that kept us on the road.

Howdy Y'all, The New York City music video release and our east coast tour home were amazing. Despite breaking down in Nashville for 5 days, Helga, the star of our music video, made it home safe, and we even got a good country song out of it all. Thank you to everyone that gave their time to help us with the music video, and a special thanks to Margo and Jeremy from Buffalo Clover and Lilly Hiatt for helping us out in Nashville, and to all the guys at Athens Imports for keeping the dream alive.

Back home in Austin for the 1st annual Blue Cheese Christmas at The Hole in the Wall.

Don't Play to Lose Music Video

The NYC Video Release was so awesome. Thanks so Much To Danny Stolzman & Daryl Freemark at Frameless Films for all the amazing work. You can watch the video here:

Lonesome Heroes "Don't Play to Lose" Music Video from Daniel Stolzman on Vimeo.


NYC Video Premiere Wednesday December 2nd 8pm @ Union Pool w/ Love Like Delorians You are cordially invited to The NYC Music Video Premiere of "DON'T PLAY TO LOSE" by THE LONESOME HEROES WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2ND Union Pool 484 Union Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn Doors Open at 8 Screening at 8:30 ****** Live performance by THE LONESOME HEROES Followed by a dance party with LOVE LIKE DELOREANS ****** "DON'T PLAY TO LOSE" MUSIC VIDEO - SYNOPSIS The Psychedelic-Country duo The Lonesome Heroes take a whimsical road trip from the country to a Big City gig, where, in a twist of magical realism, two adventure-seeking kids try to follow along. written & directed by DANNY STOLZMAN produced by DARYL FREIMARK & DANNY STOLZMAN music and lyrics by THE LONESOME HEROES cinematography by BEN BLOODWELL edited by JENNIFER NEEDLEMAN production design by MARIA CRISTINA RUEDA & BILL HILGENDORF starring THE LONESOME...

Threadgill's South Thursday Nov. 12th 8pm With Gregory Alan Isakov

The Lonesome Heroes, Gregory Alan Isakov,  Vicky Emerson play at Threadgills South in Austin, TX, Thursday Nov. 12, 2009. Thursday November 12th Threadgills World Headquarters 7pm Vicky Emerson 8pm The Lonesome Heroes 10pm Gregory Alan Isakov 301 W Riverside Dr Austin, TX 78704-1226 (512) 472-9304 Greg is one of our all time favorite songwriters so please check him out.

DON'T PLAY TO LOSE MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE PARTIES IN AUSTIN & NYC. The Lonesome Heroes music video premiere will be Nov. 5,2009 @ Jos coffee on South Congress in Austin, from 7-10pm! FRAMELESS FILMS PRESENTS: Quite possibly the most epic Western Magical-Realist music video ever made! "Don't Play to Lose" Lonesome Heroes Music Video World Premiere Screening & Live Performance by The Lonesome Heroes Thursday November 5th 7-10pm @ Jo's Coffee (FIRST THURSDAY ON SOUTH CONGRESS) 1300 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704 *FREE ALL AGES EVENT* After Party by RSVP only 11pm - ? @ The Candy Shop on the Eastside With live Music by: Leo Rondeau & Ron Scott RSVP for directions to the after party: Please invite all your friends and movie stars. SAVE THE DATE!! NYC Gala Premiere Wednesday, December 2nd 8-10p @ Union Pool Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The video will be available on the worldwide web after the NYC Premiere.

Longhorn Caverns State Park Acoustic Show in the cave with The McMercy Family Band

GET OUT YOUR BED ROLLS WE'RE GOING CAMPING! Dance floor 1/4 mile inside Longhorn Caverns. Sam Bass used to party here... 100% Acoustic Show in Longhorn Caverns Saturday November 7th 5-8pm @ Longhorn Caverns State Park With Special Guests The McMercy Family Band Optional Dinner @ 5pm $10 Show 6-8pm $16 **Don't Show Up Late They Will Lock the Cave** Free Camping @ Inks Lake State Park After the Show! This is A BYOB Event so Come Prepared (But there are no bathrooms in the cave so don't over do it!) Children under 13 Need Reservations & Parental Supervision. WE NEED TO SELL AT LEAST 20 MORE TICKETS BEFORE THURSDAY OR THEY WILL CANCEL THE EVENT SO PLEASE CALL TO BUY TICKETS *******Reservations (512) 756 4680******** Longhorn Caverns 6211 Park Road 4 S, Burnett, TX‎ -(512) 756-4680‎ 1 Hour & 34 minutes from the Continental Club Between Marble Falls and Burnett on 281 Google it! We will have our usual collection of instruments & Heroes & a...

Lonesome Heroes in Austin Film Festival Release: "Straight to the Bone."

Wow we are movie star! Landry and I make a cameo appearance in Erik Mauk's new film "Straight to the Bone." Here's the story: Jay and Shannon have been together since college. Now, both approaching 30, Shannon makes an understandable request for the ultimate commitment. Unfortunately, Jay does not see the need for such a legal definition of their relationship. Frustrated, Shannon seeks comfort in the arms of Blake - a new friend who seems to share her ideals about the future. Does she gamble on this new opportunity or stick it out with the one she loves - who may not be able to give her all she needs? Mauck weaves the always complicated story of relationships set against the backdrop of Austin, creating a film that also reads as a love song for the city in which it takes place. We explain the logistics of Chicken Shit Bingo @...

Mechanical Bull Ride & Show in Chicago @ Reggies Music Joint...

Friday June 26th Reggies Music Joint 2105 S. State St. Chicago 7 pm 21+ $5 Mechanical Bull Riding Contest- Winners get $100 and prizes from Record Breakers and Alcalas Western Wear and other TBA FREE PIG ROAST!!! (with $5 cover) Live music by: 7 pm Bull Riding 8 pm Kent Rose 8:40 pm Bull Riding 9:30 Lonesome Heroes 10:15 Bull Riding 11:15 Northside Southpaws 12 am bull bull bull Our sponsors are: Don Q Rum Shiner Beers Alcala Western Wear

Lost Cause Lonesome Heroes 2008 tour book.



Tonight's the big CD Release Party for Leo Rondeau @ The Continental Club. Landry designed the cover and just about every awesome player in town contributed something to make this the record that will let people around the world know just how awesome Austin Country Music can be. Please check Leo out: TUESDAY APRIL 14TH 10pm Lonesome Heroes 11pm Leo Rondeau 12am Shotgun Party $7 @ The Continental Club 1315 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704 (512) 441-0202


STARRY EYES VOL III Follow this link for a free compilation of local music: Rich Russell and Landry McMeans meld their harmonies and guitar and dobro into delectable tunes that captures the Lonesome Heroes’ restless and wandering spirit. With a backing band that includes an impressive cast of Austin players, the duo delivers gentle ballads cut with a psychedelic country swirl, McMeans’ gorgeous vocals traded with Russell’s down-to-earth sound. Following 2006 EP Don’t Play to Lose, the group released their appropriately-titled sophomore effort, Crooked Highway, this past year, and are planning a live album for sometime in 09.

Austin Sound Sound Off

Check out this weeks Austin Sound Sound off about us.... Sound Off: The Lonesome Heroes» Few young artists have done as much to promote the local music scene as the Lonesome Hereos, who started up the Wednesday alt. country nights at the Hole in the Wall. Like the lineups that founders Rich Russell and Landry McMeans booked, the Heroes’ music has an eclectic roots range. There are touches of cosmic country and Sweetheart of the Rodeo in their psychedelic tinged, restless country tunes, but the real draw of the Heroes is excellent melding of Russell and McMeans in spirit and sound. McMeans dulcet twang and expansive dobro, and Russells’ more grounded drawl and guitar combine for a mesmerizing and beautiful exchange, while their songs evoke the open west Texas expanse of road and possibilities. With their latest album, Crooked Highway, they have assembled a stellar band of local luminaries, and you can...

Monthly Austin Music Showcase & Campout @ Luckenbach, TX.

The Lonesome Heroes AUSTIN AFTERNOON SPLASH Saturday Afternoons at Luckenbach. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon splash of wild country music from Austin in Luckenbach TX one Saturday a month. After three years hosting Austin’s Alt Country Showcase at the Hole in the Wall, The Lonesome Heroes will bring a collection of their favorite bands to play at the birthplace of Outlaw Country Music. An Eclectic lineup of bands that push the boundaries of country music can be expected ranging from Psychedelic Country, Texas Swing, to Bluegrass and beyond. Saturday, February 21st. 1pm McMercy Family Band 2:30 Dave Insley’s Careless Smokers 4:00 Lonesome Heroes ******************************* Saturday March 14th 1pm Brennen Leigh 2:30 Leo Rondeau 4pm Lonesome Heroes ******************************* Saturday April 18th 1pm Shotgun Party 2:30 The Lonesome Heroes 4:00pm The Maybelles ******************************* Saturday May 16th 1pm Clay Nightingale 2:30 pm Lil’ Cap’n Travis 4pm Lonesome Heroes INFO: Excerpt from The Austin Chronicle Article: “Don’t Look Back, The Lonesome Heroes Rewrite the Rules of Alt Country.” Since taking up residency...

We're going to Luckenbach TX.

Howdy everybody. Landry & i will be hosting the pickers circle this Saturday Jan 17th from 1-5 pm in Luckenbach. Please bring your guitars, fiddles, dobros... or whatever and sing some songs. $1 lonestars for all the pickers.... Directions are here: (about 1hr 20 min from austin before Fredricksburg.) This is sort of a preview of our upcoming Monthly Austin Music Showcase in Luckenbach. Once a month we are going to bring our band & two of our favorite bands from Austin to play some wild crazy country music at the birthplace of Outlaw Country music. The shows will be outside under the Oaktrees (unless its really cold, then we will be inside the dancehall) Super cheap camping & cabins next door at the Armadillo Farm Campground 830 997 5371 and we are going to have way too much fun... Please check out these bands, they really are so awesome. Here's the Schedule: The Lonesome Heroes AUSTIN AFTERNOON SPLASH Saturday Afternoons in Luckenbach, TX. ********************************** Saturday, February 21st. 1pm McMercy...

Secret Show Wednesday January 7th in an Ancient Storm Drain

Howdy​ every​body we are super​ excit​ed to play some acous​tic songs​ in an ancie​nt storm​ drain​ tomor​row with Alexa​ Woodw​ard & Nic Walke​r.​ Every​one meet at The Dog & the Duck Wedne​sday Jan 7th @ 8pm then we will walk to a secre​t spot under​groun​d.​ info @ www. myspa​ce.​ com/​theau​stins​ecret​show the dog & the Duck info is: www. dogan​dduck​pub.​ com 406 W 17th St Austi​n,​ TX 78701​ (​512)​ 479-​0598 email​ me if you get total​ly lost.​ Thank​s Rich richr​ussel​l79@​yahoo​.​com

Live Record & Rich's Birthday Party Thursday December 18th @ The Hole in the Wall

Howdy​ every​body:​ Its my birth​day this thurs​day and to celeb​rate we are going​ to make a live recor​d at the Hole in the wall.​ My Mom is bakin​g a giant​ funfe​tti cake and Clay Night​ingal​e will be playi​ng after​ us. We have the best band we have ever lined​ up with a 3 piece​ horn secti​on and Landr​y'​s new delay​ setti​ng.​ Pleas​e come hoot & holla​r so every​one can know how fun the World​ Famou​s Hole in the Wall is. Here'​s the detai​ls Thurd​ay Decem​ber 18th 10pm Lones​ome Live Recor​d @ The Hole in the Wall 2538 Guada​lupe st Austi​n,​ TX. Free show,​ free Cake & Clay Night​ingal​e @ Midni​ght email​ with any quest​ions Thank​s Rich

Austin Chronicle Review of Crooked Highway


Crooked Highway by Doug Freeman 3 Stars. Fronted by local free spirits Rich Russell and Landry McMeans, the Lonesome Heroes' psych-country sound proves equally restless. Whereas 2006 EP Don't Play to Lose wandered with a gentle ease, the group's debut full-length moves in more focused, if experimentally flourished, directions. "Lonestar" opens with a lilting warp and rough guitar distortion, Russell's playful drawl shading Lyle Lovett. McMeans' soft trill on "Canary" and "Stardust" lifts the album into airier climes that balance Russell's earthier tones, like Alison Krauss with a Texas twang, the best songs marrying the two vocal impulses in duet. Like the titular thoroughfare, the LP's merit lies in its peripheral surprises, Seth Gibbs' subtle,...


Acous​tic Conce​rt & Camp out in Longh​orn Caver​ns SAT NOV 1st. Dance floor 1/4 mile inside Longhorn Caverns. Sam Bass used to party here... FIRST​:​ *****​*​THE DATE HAS MOVED​ FROM October 25th to Novem​ber 1st*​*​*​**** We are super​ excit​ed to be invit​ed back,​ the caver​n used to be an outla​w hideo​ut for Sam Bass & a dance​ hall durin​g prohi​bitio​n.​ We thoug​ht they would​ only allow​ one psych​edeli​c count​ry show in the cave,​ but last year we almos​t sold 'em out so they could​n'​t say no. Satur​day Novem​ber 1st Acous​tic Conce​rt 1/4 of a mile insid​e Longh​orn Caver​ns 6:​15-​7:​45 (​check​ in no later​ than 5:​45)​ $17 for the show $27 for the show and dinne​r BYOB (or BYOwi​ne or BYOco​oler)​ Free camp out and jam @ Inks Lake just down the road.​ Aprox​.​ 1 1/2 hrs or 65 miles​ from Austi​n betwe​en Marbl​e Falls​ & Burne​t.​ Sorry​ it's so expen​sive,​ but we are deali​ng with the State​ of Texas​ here...


WOW! CHECK OUT THE NEW ARTICLE ABOUT OUR WEEKLY SHOWCASE IN THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE: LONESOME HEROES CD RELEASE SATURDAY MAY 10TH @ THE SCOOT IN 1308 E4th Street @ NAVASOTA 9PM 10PM Lonesome Heroes 11PM Lil' Cap'n Travis & BEFORE THE PROVERBIAL BUZZ OF THE HOUR HERE IN AUSTIN RETURNS TO A DULL HUMM CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR FRIENDS. LEO RONDEAU: The best country songwriter we ever did know, he's so country, he's alt country & He is playing at our CD Release. AMERICAN GRAVEYARD Our big brothers and schoolyard bluegrass bullies. They "rip the lid off of Amercana music" Lil' Cap'n Travis: Our Favorite band ever... They put the Awesome in Totally Awesome The Gary Newcomb Trio: Steel Virtuoso and genre blending geniuos, Gary plays pedal steel while singing the sweetest pop country sambas that we have ever heard. He plays on our new record & has a new CD Coming Out this May. Chris Brecht: Beat Country Crooner, he has an unbelievable new record...

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