For those of you who have followed the travails of the little label that almost could — Fat Possum Records — the ideal of grabbing unknown bluesmen from the North Mississippi Hill Country and attempting to give them worldwide props is winding down to a close.
The most notable reason is that many of said blues artists are either dead or retired, due to health problems. But now, it seems that the label is kinda working its way down the garage rock road. More likely are a pair of bands the label has found over the last year: Thee Shams, and now, Heartless Bastards. Erika Wennerstrom, the guitarist, vocalist, lyricist and focal point of Heartless Bastards went from Dayton to Cincinnati, Ohio, met bassist Mike Lamping, and shortly thereafter hooked up with drummer Kevin Vaughn.
After playing the clubs and getting good word-of-mouth, they were signed by the Oxford folks. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. I'm really, really happy with it". The band's fifth album, Restless Ones , was released on June 16, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Heartless Bastards. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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