THE FUSTICS (Wilmington, NC)
Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, Brad Heller and The Fustics continue to expand their audience throughout the east coast with spirited live shows, and acclaimed studio releases.
Blending an array of musical genres into their own distinctive style, the band has evolved from humble acoustic beginnings to a high-energy touring outfit. Incorporating a slab of blues, gallons of folk, a pint of punk, and a hint of country within their blue-collar rock, The Fustics have increased their base through radio, the internet, print media, and a heavy touring schedule.
With the upcoming 2012 release of their fourth full-length record “American Burden” the band has reached new heights sonically with sharp production, and tightly crafted original songs.
Voted Wilmington’s “Best Original Rock Band,” these poets of the underclass continue to impress audiences alike with a style, sound, and voice that is truly their own…
“…the sound of Heller and company is hard to pin down…A natural storyteller…complete with mellow acoustic rhythms and cutting electric riffs…likens his songwriting to that of Kentucky’s Chris Knight”
Charleston City Paper
“ “…hard workin’ traveling band, The Fustics lay all their cards down…They are tight…lay out quite a feast of folk-rock sandwiches…they set the phonic bar high” –The Beat Magazine”
The Beat Magazine
“ “They make honest to god rock and roll…at times sounding like The Jayhawks or even bigger bands like The Wallflowers…dramatic in the same way Van Morrison or Led Zeppelin can be in their quietest moment” ”
“ “…taking the legacy of Redheaded Stranger, Nebraska, Blood on the Tracks, and Son Volt’s Trace in their own hands and hearts” ”
Grayson Currin – Independent Weekly