Heth and Jed

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Heth and Jed
Heth and Jed, 5th Ave.jpg
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active Since 2005; 9 years ago (2005)
Website hethandjed.com
Members Heth Weinstein
Jed Weinstein

Heth and Jed is an American indie-rock duo, based in New York City, New York, and composed of brothers Heth and Jed Weinstein, born in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]

Together they have recorded two albums, written a memoir and make a living busking on and under the streets of New York City. They have been featured in The New Yorker,[1] New York[2] and the Daily News.[3]

History[edit]

The brothers played in several bands, both separately and together, before forming their duo known as Heth and Jed. They began busking in the streets of New York City in 2005 and three years later became part of the Music Under New York program. They now perform over 200-plus busking shows annually in addition to touring nationally. While performing underground they have sold over 75,000 copies of their independently released CDs.

Musical style[edit]

Heth plays guitar and sings, while Jed sings backup and plays bass. They are known for tight vocal harmonies and the use of live looping, creating layers of sound with a wide array of guitar effects. They are heavily influenced by the Grateful Dead-style of improvisation: state a theme and take it for a walk through the woods.

Discography and filmography[edit]

Memoir[edit]

  • Weinstein, Heth; Weinstein, Jed (2011). Buskers – The On-the-Streets, In-the-Trains, Off-the-Grid Memoir of Two Street Musicians. Berkeley, California: Soft Skull Press. ISBN 978-1-593-76412-8.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michaud, Jon (June 3, 2011). "The Exchange: Music in the Streets and Underground". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Goodman, Lizzy (February 27, 2011). "Underground Gourmet – Twelve Delicious Acts Headlining a Subway Platform Near You". New York. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wednesday in New York". Daily News. December 11, 2007. 

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