Austin Texas, the ‘Live Music Capital of the World,’ is one of the most significant music destinations in the United States. The caliber of musicians and performers found in Austin is legendary, a place where Grammy winners are as common as mesquite flavored barbecue. It is never surprising to walk out of a local venue thinking you just heard one of the greatest bands ever in a small intimate setting.
Austin is also a cultural melting pot for musicians who play a wide variety of music genres. The diversity, although constantly ebbing and flowing, continues to grow. as evidenced by the hugely popular Austin Reggae Festival.
Lion Heights is a mighty band that is a product of Austin’s diverse live music community. A small band with a big authentic roots Jamaican sound.
Lion Heights began in 2013 on the west side of Chicago between friends, Dane Foltin (Bass/Vox), Jeremy Carlson (Keys/Vox) and James Campbell (guitar). The trio met while studying music at Columbia College and began playing together in various bands. The result was creation of their own musical trademark influenced by roots reggae music pumping out of Jamaica in the 60’s and 70’s. The trio blended aspects of Soul and R&B
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