The Head and the Heart
with Mt. Joy
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN
Please adhere to published ticket limits (6). If you exceed the ticket limit, you may have any or all of your orders and tickets canceled without notice.
Ticket Prices: $37.00 plus fees in Advance. $41.00 plus fees Day of Show.
Public On Sale begins 1/6 @10AM
This is an All Ages event and standing room only venue.
It wasn't that long ago that the members of Seattle's The Head and the Heart were busking on street corners, strumming their acoustic guitars, stomping their feet and singing in harmony as they attempted to attract the attention of passersby. That unbridled energy informed their earliest original material, which was honed in local clubs before eventually being captured on the band's 2011 debut album for hometown label Sub Pop.
Then, something unexpected happened. That music began to reach audiences all over the United States and the rest of the world, and The Head and the Heart went from playing open mic nights to selling out headlining shows in prestigious venues. The album became one of Sub Pop's best-selling debut releases in years. And slowly but surely, ideas began to form for the band's second album, imbued with the experiences of traveling the world and cultivating a listenership with a deep connection to the music.
"There is a certain level of confidence gained from having such an amazing fan base," says group member Jonathan Russell. "You start to trust yourself more. When we were busking, we were filling so much space to keep the listener from walking away. Now we are in a very different situation." Adds group member Josiah Johnson, "We wanted to write songs that felt bigger, and didn't need to be so frantic. I think for the most part we wanted to record an album that sounds like the way we play now."
Indeed, The Head and the Heart's new release, Let's Be Still, is a snapshot of a band that didn't exist just four short years ago. Virginia native Russell and California transplant Johnson formed the core songwriting partnership, which was rounded out by drummer Tyler Williams, keyboardist Kenny Hensley, vocalist/violinist Charity Rose Thielen and bassist Chris Zasche, who'd met Russell and Johnson while tending bar at an open mic they frequented. The nascent group dove headfirst into writing, recording and performing, and even moved into the same house to ensure that inspiration could strike at any moment.
The Head And The Heart have partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Artists For Peace And Justice serving communities in Haiti through programs in education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts (http://www.apjnow.org/)