Heth and Jed
|Heth and Jed|
|Origin||New York City, New York, United States|
|Years active||Since 2005|
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, New York and the Daily News.
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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.
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
- Clean (2002), Rebel Ray Records, produced by Jamie Candiloro (who also worked for Ryan Adams, R.E.M., Willie Nelson and the Eagles)
- Between the In and the Out (2005), Space Rock Records, also produced by Jamie Candiloro
- Live from New York (2007), live concert recorded for CitySessions TV in Quad studios ; the concert aired nationally on RAVE TV
- 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.
- Michaud, Jon (June 3, 2011). "The Exchange: Music in the Streets and Underground". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
- Goodman, Lizzy (February 27, 2011). "Underground Gourmet – Twelve Delicious Acts Headlining a Subway Platform Near You". New York. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
- "Wednesday in New York". Daily News. December 11, 2007.
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