While the band may have officially formed in 2007, the three principal songwriters "“ Gordy Quist, Colin Brooks and Ed Jurdi "“ started playing together in 2006 as a separate acts on the same bill at the infamous Austin honky tonk, Momo's. From there a musical bond was formed and that bond noticeably seeps through their tunes. Their ability to craft soul-infused Americana gems, trade verses and blend three-part vocal harmonies has drawn comparisons to the Band. And while the Band comparisons are fair, lets not forget that the Band was from Canada. This band (of Heathens, if you will) hail from heart of Texas and their blend of rootsy rock n'roll is deeply rooted in the Texas blues and country sound. They are currently touring in support of their highly acclaimed 2009 full-length, One Foot in the Ether.