Band of Horses
Band of Horses
It was over two magical nights at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium in 2013 that Band Of Horses really arrived. Sure, the Seattle group had released four rocking records before that, but it was the release of ‘Acoustic At The Ryman’ that made the music world sit up and take notice. “Band Of Horses find gorgeous new meaning ,” declared Rolling Stone and roots hero and Johnny Cash producer Rick Rubin joined the party to release the band’s most recent album, ‘Why Are You OK’. “Rick’s a great mentor,” reveals Band Of Horses main man Ben Bridwell. “I go to his house, play him some demos and we just chat.”
Every great musician needs a muse and Bridwell’s poet’s soul has found a sounding board in legendary American Recordings man, Rubin. The same melodic gentleness that dominates the devastating likes of fan-favourites ‘The Funeral’ and ‘No One’s Gonna’ Love You’ runs through all of Bridwell’s music and lyrics, while the band he assembles around him always pay strict attention to rhythm and tunes. Perhaps it’s an over-simplification to mention Band Of Horses in the same breath as The Band, but the comparisons are there in the heavenly harmonies, roots rockers and blue ballads that this group offer to packed audiences around the world.
The Grammy-nominated band are coming to play for you this summer and something special is in the air: “The privilege and opportunity to affect the fans coming to see you is a huge responsibility – people have put so much into buying a ticket, an album or even attaching personal feelings, memories and experience to my songs,” says Bridwell, who teamed up with 2018 Black Deer headliner Iron & Wine for a recent classic covers record. “I feel liberated – we’re playing big shows and playing better than ever.” Band Of Horses at Eridge Park will be one of 2019’s ‘I was there’ moments… make sure you are.