THE VEGABONDS Release New Single "Heartache and a Memory""

Article Contributed by MAD Ink PR | Published on Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Nashville-based alternative southern rock band—THE VEGABONDS are ready to get back to what they know – releasing kick ass new music and touring around the country, having logged more 400,000 miles over their ten-year history. New single, “Heartache And A Memory,” is out today with their new full-length studio album, Sinners and Saints, set for release on September 24, 2021 through Blue Élan Records. Also announced this week, The Vegabonds will join 240 other musical acts at this year’s AmericanaFest 2021 taking place September 22-25 in Nashville, TN.

New single, “Heartache and a Memory,” deals with a painful split using Richard Forehand’s twangy guitar and an R&B ache as singer/lyricist Daniel Allen croons, “We’re putting off the hurt, to cover up the pain.”

As Allen explains, “It’s a breakup song you can dance to. The song is about that moment in limbo when you know you’re going to split up, but you’re still together going through the motions. It’s that time of mentally wrestling with holding on to great memories while knowing you have to face the heartache that lies ahead.”
Produced once more 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 expanding even further 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.

After logging more than 400,000 miles, visiting hundreds of cities, over 30 states, and 10 countries, the band is still friends first, and the music reflects the long-term relationship The Vegabonds have developed over a decade. Bassist Paul Bruens explains “The reason we’ve been around this long is because we stick it out. We’re both friends and family, and we all decided to continue making music. And if you can believe it, we actually still like each other!”

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:

7/28/21 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
7/29/21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Elevation 27
7/30/21 - Washington, DC - Pearl Street Warehouse
7/31/21 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall
8/5/21  -  Chicago, IL  - HVAC Pub
8/6/21  - Appleton, WI  -  Mile of Music
8/7/21  - Appleton, WI  -  Mile of Music
8/14/21 - Harlowton, MT - Harlo Music Project
9/2/21 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
9/3/21 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
9/10/21 – Atlanta, GA – Candler Park Music Festival
9/11/21 - Covington, VA - Adventure X Fest at Jackson River Sports Complex
9/22/21 – Nashville,TN – Americanafest 2021
9/23/21 – Nashville,TN – Americanafest 2021
9/24/21 – Nashville,TN – Americanafest 2021
9/30/21 – Los Angeles, CA – El Cid
10/1/21 – San Diego, CA – Untapped Beer Festival
10/2/21– San Diego, CA – Untapped Beer Festival
10/3/21 – San Diego, CA – Untapped Beer Festival

More dates TBA