Interview with Fox 7 News Good Day Austin:
April 1, 2016 - The Haberdashers Band perform on Fox 7 News Good Day Austin
"Haberdashers, self-titled EP. Traditional country-folk stylings and instrumentation mark this six-song debut from the new quintet, with guitar, mandolin, banjo and upright bass mixing behind a four-part vocal blend. The songs tend toward energetic and upbeat tempos, from minor-key bluesy (the opening “No Way Out”) and to major-key bright (the bouncy “That’s the Way”), though they take it down a notch with almost whispery vocals on “The World Remains.” - Austin360
"Editor's Pick" - Balcony TV
THE HABERDASHERS (C.D. RELEASE NIGHT) - If the White Ghost Shivers are your shot of Evan Williams, before last call, then The Haberdashers are your gin martini you drink in your best dinner jacket. True to their name, these young Austin folk “up-and-comings” were dapper as ever with their best hats and wardrobes steamed, pressed, and ready to roll. And what better way to begin a Haberdashers set than prompting the audience to all remove their stylish hats, and join the Americana five piece in a sultry, a cappella rendition of the national anthem. It was a big night for The Haberdashers, releasing their self-named seven song C.D. and having to follow such an electric performance before them. As expected though, The Haberdashers did not disappoint.
Songwriting maestro, guitarist and lead singer Jaron Kucera, played the whole crowd’s heartstrings in unison with his brilliant vocals, combining modern tone and with his obvious old-timey inspirations, making for an almost timeless performance. Let’s not forget the rest of this sharp dressed band though, including angelic vocalist and mandolin player, Emma Kate and guitarist Erik Buerkle. The most interesting part about this performance, was not the insanely classy head-wear, or the tastefully melodic acoustic guitar solo work from Erik Buerkle, but the songwriting and how it encapsulated the entire room. Songs like “Love Should Be Outlawed,” and “The World Remains” hypnotized the audience into these layered stories of heartbreak, murder, and even pirates. They managed to use every instrument and every voice as one medium to take the audience on this emotional folk roller-coaster. They made the Americana/Bluegrass sound accessible to every demographic in the room, from the twenty-one year old college student, to the sixty-five year old bluegrass enthusiast. This group should definitely be on your radar in Austin, TX, because they may be clean cut and good looking, but these five artists are ready to take the music world by force. So with that, I tip my hat to you Haberdashers, well done.
- Alex, TipCow