Briscoe share second single taken from debut album ‘West of it All’

Photo (c) Philip Lupton

Today, promising Americana-roots-rock band Briscoe releases their second single, the literature-tinged, moving ‘Sparrows’ from their debut album “West of It All” on 15th September via ATO Records. “Sparrows” follows the band’s first offering “The Well”.

Briscoe is Truett Heintzelman and Philip Lupton, and they began their rise as students at the University of Texas/Austin, playing house shows and backyard parties as a two-piece act before selling out venue after venue after expanding their lineup into a full band. Briscoe began growing their base organically by constant touring and engaging with fans, which led to opening stints with Noah Kahan and Rustin Kelly, as well as dates with Zach Bryan and Caamp.

The Austin duo has been on the road in the States throughout the summer, appearing at festivals alongside some of music’s biggest names at Bonnaroo, Winnetka Music Festival, FairWell Festival, Catbird Music Festival, Iron Blossum Music Festival and more. An early career highlight will take place when Briscoe opens for The Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge in Quincy, WA on 1st September. The band will headline a US tour this autumn as well.

The duo began writing ‘West of It All’ while still in college in Austin and would head out of town to the Texas Hill Country for motivation and creativity. Heintzelman says. “To us, the Hill Country is one of the most beautiful places on this earth, and it became an inspiration when we were writing these songs.”

Briscoe recorded the album with producer Brad Cook in North Carolina, adding drummer Matt McCaughan (Bon Iver) and multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Megafaun, Hiss Golden Messenger). Brad Cook plays bass on the sessions as well.

Briscoe – ‘West of It All’ Track Listing:

“The Well”
“Wild Thing”
“High On You”
“When The Desert”
“Easy Does It”
“Feelin’ It Again”
“Scattered Mind”
“Hill Country Baby”

Briscoe Tour Dates:

Aug 19 – Bethel, NY – Catbird Music Festival
Aug 20 – Amagansett, NY – The Stephen Talkhouse
Aug 22 – Amherst, MA – The Drake
Aug 24 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Aug 25 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Aug 26 – Richmond, VA – Iron Blossom Music Festival
Aug 27 – Columbus, OH – WonderBus Music & Arts Festival
Sep 1 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre*
Sep 8 – Hico, TX – HiCo Hall
Sep 15 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
Sep 26 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
Sep 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Lounge at World Cafe Live
Sep 28 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Sep 29 – Boston, MA – The Red Room at Cafe 939
Sep 30 – Bridgeport, CT – Sound on Sound Festival
Oct 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Oct 5 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
Oct 7 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
Oct 10 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
Oct 11 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
Oct 12 – West Lafayette, IN – Purdue University (On Sale 7/6)
Oct 13 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
Oct 14 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Oct 15 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
Oct 26 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler
Oct 27 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
Oct 29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
*Supporting Dave Matthews Band

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