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The Head and The Heart Rock Sundance!

by Daniel on February 5, 2013

The Head and The Heart play sundace

A week and a half ago I was blessed with the opportunity to see The Head and The Heart live at the ASCAP music cafe at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I attended the show with two THATH noobs who were very excited for their first live experience. The cafe is small, and generally difficult to get in to without waiting in line for up to a few hours as there is limited space. After two relatively low energy acts the band took the stage for their half hour set at 3:20 pm and opened up with Down in the Valley. The song, a personal favorite is always great live, yet caught me off guard as I had never heard it open a show before. I was caught off guard yet again when the band decided to debut a brand new song for the eager Sundance crowd. (video below).

(First 1:40 of the video is a bit shaky until I convinced someone to let me set the camera down on a table in front of their cup of soda)

I thought the song was great as did the crowd, and was surprised by how tight it was even though it was their first time playing it live.
Lost in my Mind was next and brought those few in the crowd who remained in their seats to their feet. Then came the second debut of the day – The song was excellent, and just as tight as the first. I wish I had the video to prove it, but unfortunately it was knocked over by an elbow reaching for a beer. Hopefully it was a delicious thirst quenching quality beer.

With time for two more songs the band launched into a sweet Winter Song before closing out the set with a powerful Rivers and Roads. By the time the band finished everyone in the packed house (cafe?) was on their feet craving more, but unfortunately time was up. Needless to say the noobs were both blown away and said they could totally see themselves following this band around on tour. (Both over 30 with full time jobs -proving that even people over 30 can appreciate the music of The Head and The Heart)

Complete Setlist:
Down in the Valley
New Song
Lost in my Mind
New Song
Winter Song
Rivers and Roads

(The band debuted a song called Cruel in Ann Arbor Mich which = 3 new songs for those of you keeping track at home)

Teaser: for those looking for more of an inside scoop -
The band will be in the studio over the next couple of months working on new material, but plan to head out on a full blown tour again sometime this fall/winter to support of the new album. Also be sure to keep your eyes open for a few yet to be announced festival dates this summer.

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Although it was previously announced that The Head and The Heart will be playing at the Sundance Film Festival, the schedule for their performances has been released. The Head and The Heart will make their Sundance debut at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, Rich Haines Gallery, 751 Main Street on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 during the 3:20 – 3:50pm time slot. The band will also play on Friday the 25th from 2:40 – 3:10. The Café is open to all Festival Credential Holders (21 and over) as space allows. This venue has limited capacity.

The full schedules for both days are as follows:

1/24/13
ASCAP Music Cafe
2:00 – 2:30 Nataly Dawn (of Pomplamoose)

2:40 – 3:10 Eric Hutchinson

3:20 – 3:50 The Head and the Heart

4:00 – 4:30 Frankmusik

4:45 – 5:15 TBA

1/25/13
ASCAP Music Cafe
2:00 – 2:30 TBA

2:40 – 3:10 The Head and the Heart

3:20 – 3:50 Eric Hutchinson

4:00 – 4:20 Frankmusik

4:30 – 5:00 TBA

The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, is an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah. With 46,731 attendees in 2012, it is one of the largest independent film festivals in the US.

With the band hitting the road again its hard not to wonder if the album is close to being completed, and if they are ready to hit the road again for another full blown tour. As always as soon as we know anything, we will let you know. Until then, HAPPY NEW YEAR, and see you at Sundance!

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Just in case you missed out on seeing The Head and The Heart’s performance of “Rivers and Roads” the other night, we decided to post it here.

The band heads back out on the road on Friday after taking a month off in between shows to work on a new album.

Watch and post your thoughts below!

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