Don’t Look Back, The Lonesome Heroes and Leonard Cohen

Posted on May 21, 2014

We just played with our friends the Lonesome Heroes on Friday, and we’ll be joining them again Wednesday, June 18 at the Austin Beer Garden and Brewery in South Austin. Cosmic American music, they call themselves. An apt description, if you ask me. You could also call it alternative country, stress the alternative.

Before the show, Rich from the Heroes posted this article from the Austin Chronicle about the Austin alt.country scene they had going here a few years back. It’s called Don’t Look Back, and it’s a pretty fantastic read. Thought I’d share it here.

It’s probably pretty obvious that Leonard Cohen has been a big influence on my own songwriting. He did, in fact, have a song called “A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes,” which is where that band’s name came from, I believe.

Here’s the Leonard Cohen song.

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