Band of Heathens piling up honors

from Deseret News

Band of Heathens' multi-instrumentalist Colin Brooks said his band was surprised it was nominated for Best Duo or Group for the Americana Honors & Awards, which will be announced in September.

"We were nominated last year for Best Emerging Artist but didn't win," Brooks said during a telephone interview from his home in Austin, Texas.

"It was a real honor to be nominated. And to be nominated again is another honor. And we've got to take it when it comes."

Band of Heathens — Brooks, fellow multi-instrumentalists Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist, bassist Seth Whitney and drummer John Chipman — got together as a fluke, Brooks said.

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