Warren Jackson Hearne
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Warren Jackson Hearne

Denton, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1995 | SELF

Denton, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1995
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Jun
11
Warren Jackson Hearne @ Chelsea's Corner Cafe

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States

Jun
03
Warren Jackson Hearne @ The Abbey Underground

Denton, Texas, United States

Denton, Texas, United States

Apr
28
Warren Jackson Hearne @ Double Wide Bar

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Music

Press


The lounge singer had too much to drink, just got dumped by his girlfriend, and is going off-script while his ragtag band, a Southern-fried collection of outcasts from jazz and bluegrass bands that wouldn’t have them, works to keep up. - D Magazine


The ramshackle Texan outfit pitches everything from fiddle and banjo to dulcimer and harmonium into its seething goth-folk stew. - The Onion


Le Leek Electrique, released The Aquaticus EP earlier this year, and are releasing their full-length album Saturday at Dan's Silverleaf. Hearne can pretty much pick and choose the musicians he wants to play with, evidenced by the all-star roster of Le Leek Electrique: Veteran guitarist Dan Dockrill, drummer Tex Bosley, bassist Ryan Williams and keyboardist Zach Landreneau. There is also a contingent of understudies who fill in from time to time on the horns, including the legendary Jeff Barnes. - The Dallas Observer


The man ain’t no one-trick pony, nor is he afraid to take chances with his music. - Missoula Independant


"Dad recorded at Ardent in Memphis and at the time I was a big ZZTop fan and they were in there doing something. I was 3 or 4 and asking everyone at Ardent if they’d seen Billy Gibbons." - DentonRC.com


Hearne has more soul than any Baptist church in the tri-state area. - Harder Beat


Denton's most fashionable troubadour, who has been from Texas to Montana and back, collecting tragic tales of love and death. - Dallas Observer


Get there early for Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang's opening set if you like mandolins and make sure to catch Warren Jackson Hearne. Hearne's folky, traditional arrangements--featuring Justin Collins on banjo and Paul Slavens on accordion--belong in a dark, rogue-filled European tavern in some parallel history. - Dallas Observer


Discography

Rusalka Songs - 2002

Grave Ambitions - 2006

The Aquaticus EP - 2012

Eleutheros! - 2012


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Bio

Warren Jackson Hearne and his band are a cadre of musicians steeping rooms and lounges alike in an atmosphere of southern jazz that guides audiences through narratives haunted by ghosts, devils, and personal tragedy. The band is a culmination of Warren’s previous projects from the clove-scented mystique and gothic beginnings with the Merrie Murder of Gloomadeers to the damned western narratives found in his solo touring. Rather than pick through tatters of those projects, the jazz infused narratives create a tapestry out of Warren’s classical and folk guitar composures allowing for a music experience of rich texture. In a single song a listener can drink alongside a vicious jazz tempo accompanied by Warren’s poisonous lyrics and be lead along with his own change of perspective into a song that caresses and venerates the once-damned subject. The band that has become Le Leek Electrique brings back previous project musicians Tex Bosley and Dan Dockrill as well as honed and trained performers Mike Shields, Matt Moore, Zach Landreneau, and Ryan Williams. Their performances are to be heartily drunken to, appreciated alone or with company, and listened to repeatedly with each listen peeling back layers of unique musicianship, lyrics, and storytelling.

~ Rob King - 2012

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