The Haberdashers
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The Haberdashers

Austin, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Austin, TX | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Folk Americana

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"The Haberdashers and White Ghost Shivers"

THE HABERDASHERS (C.D. RELEASE NIGHT)

If the White Ghost Shivers are your shot of Evan Williams, before last call, then The Haberdashers are your gin martini you drink in your best dinner jacket. True to their name, these young Austin folk “up-and-comings” were dapper as ever with their best hats and wardrobes steamed, pressed, and ready to roll. And what better way to begin a Haberdashers set than prompting the audience to all remove their stylish hats, and join the Americana five piece in a sultry, a cappella rendition of the national anthem. It was a big night for The Haberdashers, releasing their self-named seven song C.D. and having to follow such an electric performance before them. As expected though, The Haberdashers did not disappoint.

The Haberdashers at The Continental Club The Haberdashers The Haberdashers at The Continental Club.
Songwriting maestro, guitarist and lead singer Jaron Kucera, played the whole crowd’s heartstrings in unison with his brilliant vocals, combining modern tone and with his obvious old-timey inspirations, making for an almost timeless performance. Let’s not forget the rest of this sharp dressed band though, including angelic vocalist and mandolin player, Emma Kate and guitarist Erik Buerkle. The most interesting part about this performance, was not the insanely classy head-wear, or the tastefully melodic acoustic guitar solo work from Erik Buerkle, but the songwriting and how it encapsulated the entire room. Songs like “Love Should Be Outlawed,” and “The World Remains” hypnotized the audience into these layered stories of heartbreak, murder, and even pirates. They managed to use every instrument and every voice as one medium to take the audience on this emotional folk roller-coaster. They made the Americana/Bluegrass sound accessible to every demographic in the room, from the twenty-one year old college student, to the sixty-five year old bluegrass enthusiast. This group should definitely be on your radar in Austin, TX, because they may be clean cut and good looking, but these five artists are ready to take the music world by force. So with that, I tip my hat to you Haberdashers, well done. - Tip Cow


"SOUTHBOUND I-35 EPISODE 22 Podcast"

On this week’s episode I talk about Sunny Sweeney’s concert at Wagner’s Backyard, The Haberdasher’s self-titled EP as well as my interview with them, an announcement about Aaron Einhouse’s new album It Ain’t Pretty, and more shout outs! - Southbound I-35


"Austin360 music picks: 7 nights of shows, April 1-7"

[Local folk-bluegrass outfit the Haberdashers play a CD-release show at the Continental Club with White Ghost Shivers.] - Austin American Statesman


"First Friday with Jay White & the Blues Commanders and The Haberdashers"

The Haberdashers describe themselves as a “ragtag band of five are far more than just well-accessorized seamen (and a seawoman)”. Their spunky attitude translates over to their music. Their sound is distinguished from other folk/Americana songs by the raspy and upbeat vocals of Jaron Kucera. Combined with Emma Kate on mandolin, Patrick Hornbeck on banjo, Erik Buerkle on guitar, and Andy Mirsberger on bass, the whole band comes together to create an explosion of energy.

Their debut EP, ‘The Haberdashers’ contains 6 original songs that have been gaining attention all over. - The Grand Stafford Theater


Discography

The Haberdashers (EP) (2016)
As Luck Would Have It (2020)

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The Haberdashers bring to the stage a whimsical blend of harmonies and driving acoustic rhythms guaranteed to inspire every listener to get up and sing along. The ragtag band of five are far more than just well-accessorized men (and women);  they are an explosion of high energy folk/Americana goodness featuring show stopping vocals, plucky banjo, the occasional mandolin lick, and a whole lot of damn-catchy songwriting. 

The Haberdashers, comprised of guitarists/vocalists Jaron Kucera and Erik Buerkle, bassist Andy Mirsberger, banjoist/vocalist Patrick Hornbeck and man-dolinist/vocalist Emma Kate, formed in 2014 when they were all employed at a  local Texas hat shop. Yes, every band member is a real life, bona fide haberdasher who can not only serenade you with aural pleasure, but can also custom shape and fit your hat after the show. 

In the years The ’Dashers have been a band, they’ve established themselves as a staple of the Austin music scene, having played a multitude of exceptionally well-received shows throughout Texas. Their sophomore release “As Luck  Would Have It” (2020) is guaranteed to stay on heavy rotation for your daily commute.

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