HEIDI SPENCER New Album
aaamusic | On 10, Sep 2010
Wayward traveller, burgeoning filmmaker, striking songstress… all defining characteristics of HEIDI SPENCER whose UK debut album – “Under Streetlight Glow” – will be released on Bella Union records in early 2011. After a stint in film school (a consequence of her desire to hear her music in movies), Spencer embarked on a career of making short films and travelling around America, writing songs and sleeping in cars along the way.
A true-to-life troubadour and self-described eccentric, the songs on “Under Streetlight Glow” are pared-down to the essentials and might loosely be described as country/folk noir. One can feel a chill wind blow slightly through Spencer’s guitar and piano chords while her distinctive and inviting voice provides warmth for those cold nights the Milwaukee native knows so well. Having drawn comparisons with Dolly Parton, Joanna Newsom and Edie Brickell, all of whom Heidi naturally adores, she’s positioned to align herself among her idols as a true songwriting talent.
This week sees Heidi playing her first-ever UK shows… Having supported her friend Caitlin Rose at the Windmill on Monday, Heidi will be performing at the Campfire Trails launch tonight and the End Of The Road festival at the weekend. This will be followed by an opening slot for her label-mate PHILIP SELWAY on Monday before she re-joins Caitlin Rose in Brighton on Tuesday… dates/info below…
Thursday 9 September – LONDON – Luminaire (Campfire Trails Launch)
Saturday 11 September – LARMER TREE GARDENS – End of the Road festival
Monday 13 September – LONDON – Bush Hall (supporting Philip Selway)
Tuesday 14 September – BRIGHTON – Latest Music Bar (supporting Caitlin Rose)