72 Hours In Newport – Band of Heathens – Black Cat

 
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By Walker Lukens, Zac Catanzaro, KUT & KUTX Studios, Walker Lukens, Zac Catanzaro, KUT, and KUTX Studios. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Episode 2 of 72 Hours in Newport features Austin-based Americana troubadours, Band of Heathens! In this episode our confessor recounts some of his grandfather’s best stories – from coming to America in a barrel to wrestling a panther – Are they true? Are they false? Does it matter? Walker and Gordy Quist (of BOH) discuss the power of family origin stories and the making of “Black Cat.”

For a deeper dive into Americans’ origin history, check out this episode of Code Switch on how projects are using DNA tests to talk about race in America. Listen Here.

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