THE VEGABONDS Premiere "Heartache and a Memory"

Article Contributed by MAD Ink PR | Published on Saturday, September 25, 2021

Produced by Grammy-nominated Tom Tapley [Mastodon, Blackberry Smoke] – who did the honors on the last two Vegabonds releases – the determinedly upbeat Sinners and Saints expands the group’s southern rock pallet and jam band pedigree to explore funky, keyboard-driven blues-pop in first single, “Can’t Deal” before reaching new limits with the intersection of country, soul and rock in “Heartache and a Memory,” and even some Fleetwood Mac-style grooves in “Feels Right” — the latter a co-write from their close friend and songwriter and jack-of-all-trades Ross “Brother” Beasley.

It was in May of last year that The Vegabonds recorded their last new music, a live EP, recorded during the first full-band live stream to take place during lockdown. After a two-month quarantine, this was the first time the quintet was able to play together, making it the longest span of time the band had gone in a decade, without playing a show or even being in the same room together. The result, The Vegabonds Live from West End Sound, was released this past March. Their last studio album, V, was released in early 2019 to much critical acclaim with Popmatters declaring, “…the album fires on all cylinders with a combustible combination of tub-thumpin' alt-country, searing rock riffs and robust but heartfelt lyrics that will help ease the pain.” While The Deli Nashville said of the new music, “...Fans of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Allman Brothers, or Springsteen will rave about V…”
The Alabama-born, Tennessee-bred Southern rock band, The Vegabonds got their start in Alabama, after meeting while attending Auburn University in 2009 and playing the college circuit across the Southeastern United States. Their popularity quickly burgeoned to the point where they found their fans singing along word-for-word to their first hits like “Georgia Fire” and “Shaky Hands.” From Ole Miss to South Carolina, students buzzed about The Vegabonds authentic sound and their seemingly effortless ability to bring the house down. Through word of mouth, the group’s fan base rapidly grew, and the guys learned they had something distinctive with their eclectic mix of Southern Rock, Country, and earnest songwriting. Their DIY efforts delivered three full-length albums and an EP before partnering with Blue Élan Records.
THE VEGABONDS are Daniel Allen (Lead vocals/songwriter), Richard Forehand (Lead guitars/vocals), Paul Bruen (bass), Beau Cooper (keyboards/vocals/songwriter) and Bryan Harris (drums)

The Vegabonds On Tour:

9/24/21 - Nashville, TN – High Watt - AmericanaFest Showcase
10/1/21 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park (Untappd Beer Festival)
10/9/21 - Concord, NC - GreenLife Family Farms (Shakedown Festival)
10/20/21 - Farmville, VA - North Street Press Club
10/21/21 - Blacksburg, VA - Bull & Bones Rocktober Fest (w/Jared Stout & The Jowlers)
10/29/21 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl Nashville (w/ The Dirty Guv'nahs)
11/4/21 - Seabrook, TX - Barge 295 (with Grady Spencer & The Works)
11/5/21 - Austin, TX - The Far Out Lounge & Stage
11/6/21 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
12/11/21 - Columbia, TN - The Mulehouse
12/16/21 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
12/17/21 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
12/19/21 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
More dates TBA