"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."

Hero worship: Rewriting the Rules of Alt-Country, Lonesome Heroes are so Awesome, We Could Cry.



Hero worship

Rewriting the rules of alt-country, Lonesome Heroes are so awesome, we could cry.

"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."

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.

KVRX Benefit Sunday Afternoon


 Support Local Radio Sunday Afternoon (JAN 23rd) with a ton of rad bands. 

All Ages $5 (& A free KVRX t-shirt)

Lonesome Heroes @ 3:30pm

Todd Phelps 2:00pm- 2:25pm 

Cole Wilson 2:30pm- 3pm

The Lonesome Heroes 3:30pm-4pm

The Baker Family 4:30pm- 5pm

Whiskey Shivers 5:30pm - 6:10pm

East Cameron Folkcore 6:30pm - 7:30pm!/event.php?eid=144945082230044 

Antone's Show Saturday November 13th & Landry's Art Show


Howdy everybody, we hope you are enjoying the fall! 

We are very excited to announce Landry will be showing her Cardboard Relief work at a friends Studio this weekend for the East Austin Studio Tour. 



The Show will be all all day Saturday & Sunday

@ So It Goes Studios

777 Shady Lane

Studio #6

Number 56 on the Studio Tour Map

I will send out another email tomorrow with more information and a link to Landry's new website with photos of all her work.

Then an after party.....



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 "Sparrow Horse".

Check it.....

Homecoming Tour


We are on our way home after another awesome Summer on the road.  

We are playing a few shows this holiday weekend on our way home, so if you are along the way and have time to step away from your BBQ plans come stop by.

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