Uploaded on Oct 24, 2010
Matt Burke (voice, guitar, harmonica)
Daniel Burke (bass, voice)
JP Beaubien (drums, percussion)
Joshua Hernandez (viola, mandolin)
Scott Anderson (elec. guitar, lap steel)
Since the 2008 release of their debut full-lengthCasting Shadows Tall As Giants, the band has been gaining momentum regionally as well as nationally. The album was featured on NPR's "Second Stage" program. "Their music has a great energy to it with some infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains." commented NPR host Robin Hilton. At Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay Awards held in Tampa, HGWT took home the Readers' Poll Award for Best Americana Act and Staff pick for Local CD of the Year.Casting Shadows...landed in the top 5 most-played album of the year on Tampa's WMNF 88.5 fm. The album opener "Blessing and a Curse" was chosen to appear on every episode of the 2009 season of PBS's Roadtrip Nation.
With the release of their anxiously anticipated follow-up albumPostcards from the Friendly City, HGWT have secured national distribution through Denver, CO indie label Suburban Home Records. The album recently debuted at #72 on the CMJ Radio Top 200 and moved to #56 within 3 weeks on the chart.
As a result of HGWT's hard work and the national attention that it's generated, the band recently took home the Critic's Pick award for "Best Bay Area Breakout" in Creative Loafing's 2010 Best of the Bay issue.
This video contains random pics of the band and the lyrics to the song Wolf in Shepherds Clothes.
Video posted with permission of HGWT. Thx, Matt