Swangin', Swingin', Rockin' Honky Tonk Music.
That's what the Heresies make.
Although their music has a direct, easily traceable lineage to pure country and honky tonk of the past, there is no other band quite like the Heresies.
In all things musical and otherwise, Kris sees the beauty, meaning, and functionality in the discarded bits and pieces that others have deemed ugly, meaningless, and useless. Then he glues, screws, and weaves them together along with universally appreciated items into aesthetically pleasing objects of intrigue and unique functionality.
What do the Heresies sound like? Something like a solution of Ray Price, Waylon, and Paycheck dissolved in a solvent of Roger Miller.
The sound starts with a foundation of strong and steady rhythm provided by Chris Budin (drums) and Max Paley (bass), and is complimented by the melodic clawhammer banjo of Chad Swiercinsky. In addition to his warm and velvety voice, Kris chops and shuffles along on his twangy (and sparkly) electric guitar, interjecting the occasional creative lead line. But the lion's share