Austin Band BRISCOE Releases Folksy New Track "Sparrows"

Article Contributed by All Eyes Media | Published on Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Today, promising Americana-roots-rock band Briscoe releases their second single, the literature-tinged, moving "Sparrows” from their debut album West of It All out September 15th via ATO Records. “Sparrows” follows the band’s first offering “The Well” which is getting a great reaction from radio stations across the board. The track was #1 Most Added at Americana radio in its first week out, and has been added to premiere AAA stations WFUV, WXPN, KUTX, SiriusXM’s “The Spectrum,” SiriusXM’s “North Americana” and others. Listen to “Sparrows” HERE and to “The Well” HERE. Pre-order West of It All HERE.

Briscoe is Truett Heintzelman and Philip Lupton, and they began their rise as students at the University of Texas/Austin, playing house shows and backyard parties as a two-piece act before selling out venue after venue after expanding their lineup into a full band. Briscoe began growing their base organically by constant touring and engaging with fans, which led to opening stints with Noah Kahan and Ruston Kelly, as well as dates with Zach Bryan and Caamp.

Briscoe has been on the road throughout the summer, appearing at festivals alongside some of music’s biggest names at Bonnaroo, Winnetka Music Festival, FairWell Festival, Catbird Music Festival, Iron Blossom Music Festival and more. An early career highlight will take place when Briscoe opens for The Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge in Quincy, WA on September 1. The band will headline a tour this fall as well. A full list of tour dates is below and on their website HERE.

The duo began writing West of It All while still in college in Austin and would head out of town to the Texas Hill Country for motivation and creativity. Heintzelman says, "To us, the Hill Country is one of the most beautiful places on this earth, and it became an inspiration when we were writing these songs." Briscoe recorded the album with producer Brad Cook in North Carolina, adding drummer Matt McCaughan (Bon Iver) and multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Megafaun, Hiss Golden Messenger). Brad Cook plays bass on the sessions as well.

Briscoe Tour Dates
Aug 19 - Bethel, NY - Catbird Music Festival
Aug 20 - Amagansett, NY - The Stephen Talkhouse^
Aug 22 - Amherst, MA - The Drake^
Aug 24 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery^
Aug 25 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Back Room^
Aug 26 - Richmond, VA - Iron Blossom Music Festival
Aug 27 - Columbus, OH - WonderBus Music & Arts Festival
Sep 1 - Quincy, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre*
Sep 8 - Hico, TX - HiCo Hall#
 Sep 13 – Austin, TX – Waterloo Records, Performance and Signing
Sep 15 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn-
Sep 26 - Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java~
Sep 27 - Philadelphia, PA - The Lounge at World Cafe Live=
Sep 28 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Sep 29 - Boston, MA - The Red Room at Cafe 939
Sep 30 - Bridgeport, CT - Sound on Sound Festival$
Oct 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
Oct 5 - Lexington, KY - The Burl+
Oct 6 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub& (Free Show!)
Oct 7 - Asheville, NC - Asheville Music Hall+
Oct 10 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar^
Oct 11 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
Oct 12 - West Lafayette, IN - Purdue University
Oct 13 - Evanston, IL - SPACE"
Oct 14 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon"
Oct 15 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry"
Oct 26 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler#
Oct 27 - San Antonio, TX - Sam's Burger Joint>
Oct 29 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)>

^ w/ Lighthearted
*supporting Dave Matthews Band
# w/ Yes Ma'am Band
- w/ Thomas Csorba
~ w/ Wandering Bird
= w/ Elison Jackson
$ w/ Late Night Thoughts
+ w/ Sugadaisy
& w/ Sweet Action
" w/ Sam Johnston
> w/ Caroline Hale