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A Weekend of The Head and the Heart

BY Tess Weaver Strokes | March 12, 2019 | Feature Features

The Head and the Heart makes its Belly Up Aspen debut.

Friday’s The Head and the Heart debut at Belly Up Aspen will be the indie folk band’s first performance in Aspen. A three-night stint—Saturday’s show is sold out—at Aspen’s favorite live music venue is also a preview of the band's forthcoming album, "Living Mirage," set to release May 17.

“They’re a great band and a great live show,” says David Goldberg of Belly Up Aspen. “A blend of indie folk with Americana… a harmonized, organic sound with thought-provoking, storytelling lyrics.”

The Seattle-based band was formed in 2009 by Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion). Its 2016 album Signs of Light hit No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the No. 1 Billboard Adult Alternative Songs hit All We Ever Knew. The current group includes Russell, Charity Rose Thielen (violin, guitar, vocals), Chris Zasche (bass), Tyler Williams (drums) and Matt Gervais (vocals).

“On the front of a new album, they will be doing a special opening acoustic set prior to a second full rock set,” says Goldberg. “It will be a special show and experience.” March 15 - 17, tickets $95, bellyupaspen.com

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