Heth and Jed
Heth and Jed is a New York City
New York City
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-based indie rock
Indie rock
Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s. Indie rock is extremely diverse, with sub-genres that include lo-fi, post-rock, math rock, indie pop, dream pop, noise rock, space rock, sadcore, riot grrrl and emo, among others...

 duo, composed of brothers Heth and Jed Weinstein, born in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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Together they have recorded two albums, written a memoir, and presently make a living busking
Street performance or busking is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money and edibles...

 on and under the streets of New York. They have been featured in The New Yorker'New York Magazine and the New York Daily News.

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 3 years later became part of the Music Under New York
Music Under New York
' is one of the many visual and performing arts programs administered by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Office that increases the attractiveness of transit facilities for customers...

 program. They now perform over 200 hundred plus busking shows annually in addition to touring nationally. While performing underground they have sold over 50,000 copies of their independently released CD’s.

Heth is on 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
Grateful Dead
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 style of improvisation
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: 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 http://www.quadnyc.com. The concert aired nationally on RAVE TV.


  • Weinstein, H. and Weinstein, J. 2011. Buskers: The On-the-Streets, In-the-Trains, Off-the-Grid Memoir of Two Street Musicians, Soft Skull Press
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