Havins, a Boston-based alternative Americana band, is helmed by singer-songwriter Dillon Havins. Originally from Austin, Texas, he grew up listening to Texan country music, but his current songs reflect influences by indie artists Bon Iver, Shakey Graves, and Ben Howard. As he sings in "Elbows": "I grew up in the country, under the big oak tree…now I spend my days in the city, studying poetry."
While attending Berklee, he met his bandmates: Tara Maggiulli, Wilson Reardon, Jay Yin, Philip Etherington, and Ryan Siegel. He also participated in season one of ABC's American Idol reboot and made it to the show's Hollywood Week.
In summer of 2018, the band went to Texas for its first tour, playing shows around Austin and Dallas. Currently, it's in the studio laying down tracks for its debut single, "My Love," which it is releasing through Northeastern's Greenline Records. Havins is also performing in Boston and planning an East Coast tour for this summer. As a band, Havins endeavors to bring the musical experience back down to earth, leaving listeners both enlivened and contemplative.