Go | Indie-folk band The Head and the Heart at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Neo-folk revivalists bring their jangly hits to The Amp in October

The Head and the Heart
Seattle-bred indie-folk band The Head and The Heart revived folk for a new generation in the 2010's. They play The Amp on Thursday, October 13. | Credit: Alex Currie, courtesy of the artist

Indie folk band The Head and the Heart will visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, October 13, as part of the group’s first tour in more than two-and-a-half years.

A seminal band of the neo-folk revival that was gaining steam in the mid to late aughts, the Seattle-founded group’s eponymous 2010 Sub Pop release remains one of the iconic label’s best-selling debuts of all time. Right out of the gate, the band’s indelible harmonies and decidedly roots-y approach to pop song craft produced a string of indie hits, from the soaring “Rivers and Roads” to the Beatles-esque jangle “Ghosts.”

The Head and the Heart was eventually certified gold.Along with the Avett Brothers and Fleet Foxes, The Head and the Heart became one of the most successful and enduring bands to emerge from the folk and Americana wave that swept over the indie music scene in the first two decades of the 2000’s. The band’s 2013 follow-up Let’s Be Still cracked the top 10 on the US charts, and their subsequent major label debut, Signs of Light, peaked at number 5.

In January of 2022, the band released, “Every Shade of Blue,” the first single from an eight-song acoustic EP of the same name.

The Head and the Heart plays the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, October 13 with support from Austin-bred blues maestro Shakey Graves.

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