This Saturday, November 18, Heavy Diamond Ring will be hosting a very special album release party at The Lariat in Buena Vista.
Heavy Diamond Ring (HDR) is an open-hearted, all-American, folk-rock band that is redefining the modern take on Americana music. Born out of the multi-decade, songwriting/musical partnership of lead singer Sarah Anderson and songwriter/guitarist Paul DeHaven and their band Paper Bird, Heavy Diamond Ring is a joyful celebration that melds rock ‘n’ roll, indie-folk, Americana, and a little bit of everything in between.
“A little bit of twang, and a whole lotta beef” is one way the band describes itself on their official website.
Having released their eponymous debut album “Heavy Diamond Ring” in 2019, their newest offering “All Out of Angels” was just officially released on all music platforms on November 14, 2023. To promote this new musical offering, HDR is hitting the road for three celebratory shows in Colorado concluding the run at The Lariat this weekend.
“All Out of Angels” is a beautiful dive into the more sensitive and tender side of HDR with a sense of familiar longing and tenderness permeating the entire album.
Begun as an album more than three years ago, COVID-19 significantly hindered the progress of recording as the world’s music industry was all but shut down. “All Out of Angels” is a collection of old tunes from the cutting floor of Paper Bird that Anderson and DeHaven brought to HDR to see if it meshed with their current musical vision. Within moments of introducing these older songs to HDR, Anderson knew it was an album they had to finish.
“A magic just happens. We all kind of tap into something that is unique to our band”, explained Anderson.
Anderson and DeHaven’s magical musical connection bleeds into the joy that HDR evokes with their live performances.
“Paul is the most prolific songwriter I’ve ever known”, lead singer Sarah Anderson said with a smile.
For audiences at HDR live shows, that magic and joy is absolutely unmistakable.
“This band is such a joy playing with these guys. We bring our full selves to our live performances and it’s a really dynamic, live show”, Anderson beamed.
Indeed, Anderson admits that the musical and familial bond that HDR shares is the reason they can evoke such deep emotion in their songwriting and performing.
Leading up to the official album release of “All Out of Angels” on November 14, 2023 HDR has released several singles from their album and has been testing them out on the road. Attendees this Saturday, November 18 at The Lariat will be treated to “All Out of Angels” played in its entirety, as well as a mix of HDR’s most beloved standbys.
Don’t miss your chance to hear “All Out of Angels” live and take a trip down the Americana, folk-rock highway with Heavy Diamond Ring as your guide.
Tickets are $15 and can be bought here or at the door of The Lariat. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show will start shortly after.
Featured image: Heavy Diamond Ring courtesy image.
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