Since the 2008 release of their debut full-length Casting Shadows Tall As Giants, the band has been gaining momentum regionally as well as nationally. The album was featured on NPR's ?Second Stage? program. "Their music has a great energy to it with some infectious, sing-along choruses and refrains." commented NPR host Robin Hilton. At Creative Loafing's 2008 Best of the Bay Awards held in Tampa, HGWT took home the Readers' Poll Award for Best Americana Act and Staff pick for Local CD of the Year.
The album landed in the top 5 most-played album of the year on Tampa's WMNF 88.5 fm. In early 2009 Casting Shadows... spent 2 months on the CMJ Top 200 college charts. The album opener "Blessing and a Curse" was recently chosen to appear on every episode of the 2009 season of PBS's Roadtrip Nation.
With the release of their anxiously anticipated follow-up album Postcards from the Friendly City, HGWT have secured national distribution through Denver, CO indie label Suburban Home Records. The album recently debuted at #72 on the CMJ Radio Top 200 and moved to #56 within 3 weeks on the chart. The band is currently touring in support of this new release.