“If you still haven’t caught up with this group yet then why not? They are magnificent live in concert, and [One Foot in the Ether] proves that they are just as excellent in the studio . . . I could carry on raving about every track on the album, but instead I will just highly recommend that you go out and buy this fantastic album.
Also make sure you try and get to see these guys in concert as soon as you can.” —MAVERICK “. . . what makes these Heathens so refreshingly different is the overall musicianship and seamless blending of alt-rockers, folk tales, gutbucket blues and heartland anthems.”—CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
“The Band of Heathens, an Austin-based group, played the best set I came across during my five nights in town (at SXSW 2009).”—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“One Foot in the Ether is sure to reinforce the band's place in the Austin music scene . . . ready-made for sitting on the back porch with a cold beer, a rock 'n' soul affair evocative of Little Feat, The Band and The Black Crowes.”—AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN
Austin’s Band of Heathens is a supergroup of sorts — frontmen Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist and Colin Brooks all worked as solo artists before falling into a partnership three years ago. But this is no battle of egos: All three write together, and trade off lead vocals as if passing a bottle of wine around a campfire.
One Foot in the Ether bears the musical influences of forbears like the Band and the Black Crowes while embodying timeless lyrical themes of salvation and sin. Bass player Seth Whitney and drummer John Chipman make for a sympathetic rhythm section, keeping the trio of equally matched talents upfront tied together seamlessly. —COUNTRY WEEKLY