CROSS-POLLINATION CXLV - TUES JUN 5TH - 7:30-10 PM
JAN BELL
THE LONESOME HEROES

"In Jan's songs and stories there is the strength and struggle of all humanity. She is a truth teller, a true troubador, heart breaker and heart mender" - Sam Parton, Be Good Tanyas


"Maybe growing up in Nottinghamshire is what sets Jan Bell apart from the run of local lady folkies. Or maybe its the slide guitars, harmonicas, mandolins and banjos. Either way, the dark, old timey spareness often suggests a Renaissance Faire on the Mississippi Delta ......gorgeous" - Editors Choice, Village Voice.


"One of the best singer songwriters...soulful, beautiful" - Jolie Holland (Magnet Magazine Interview Top Ten)


"One of the highlights of the d.u.m.b.o. arts festival" - Time Out, NY

The Lonesome Heroes charter is very simple: to take over and revolutionize Country Music in America. However, in practice the implementation of this charter is somewhat more difficult. It's a big old world out there and most of the people running the show are not such lonesome heroes most of the time.
So they drive around in rusty vans and pour our souls into countless lonestars and sad country songs, trying to find meaning and other lonesome heroes in this strange world. Everywhere they find beautiful people hidden in the spaces between parking lots where highways end. They leave a few songs, some memories, and drive off like a giant slow motion cliche. They do their best to keep our spirits high and keep on keepin on no matter what.


The Austin Chronicle said: "Balancing on the slide of Landry McMeans' lap steel, the Lonesome Heroes' sad and forlorn country cry walks the dirt road from West Texas desert to a poor man's urban dwelling. Singer Rich Russell's Brooklyn upbringing marries Willie Nelson to Will Oldham on the Heroes' debut EP, and when McMeans' delicately airy voice opens up "Oyster," tears roll."

LISTEN TO JAN BELL LISTEN TO THE LONESOME HEROES
CROSS-POLLINATION CXLV ::: Tuesday, JUN 5TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - JAN BELL | myspace.com/janbell
8:45 - THE LONESOME HEROES | myspace.com/lonesomeheroes
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft JAN BELL & THE LONESOME HEROES!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero