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HEATHER PIERSON is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, song leader, and performer whose inspiring live performances and music delve into Americana, blues, New Orleans jazz, vocal chants, instrumental piano, and folk. Best known for her ease at the piano and her bell-tone vocals, her songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, playfulness, and a desire to share from the heart. In over 20 years on her record label, Vessel Recordings, she has released 14 albums and several singles of original music.
According to The Folk Project, “She’s one of the sweetest, nicest people you’ve ever met, but on stage, she transforms into a world-class performer, an artist who speaks the language of music in as many dialects as her abilities will allow. Her life’s work is to share her love of music and of life with others – one song, one heart, one mind at a time. Prepare to be transformed and overwhelmed by her and her equally.”
In 2010, following six years of absence from the music world, Heather reclaimed her life and released her first record: Make It Mine, mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig. ‘I’m gonna take this life and make it mine,” she wrote and sang, and there’s been no stopping her since. The full-length debut, Singin’, by The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio, with professional and life partner, Shawn Nadeau on upright bass and Davy Sturtevant on strings and cornet debuted at #1 on the Folk radio charts.
These days, Heather's sound continues to evolve with a variety of musical collaborations such as her current trio, with Nadeau on bass and Craig Bryan on drums, performing her equal-parts-New-Orleans-Oscar-Brubeck piano leanings; a new duo, Peaceful Means, with Leah Boyd featuring original and choice cover songs nurturing nonviolent consciousness, and a group called The Potboilers, an immersive, collaborative, spontaneous, multi-genre musical experience whose motto is: 'Groove plus melody equals joy.”