I recently moved to New Orleans, here is what I am up to:
With Tom McDermott, Tuesday, October 21, 7-10pm, Marigny Brasserie
Saturday August 9, 7-10pm, private party
Thursdays 11pm-1am in July, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st at Buffas
Friday, June 20th from 8-11pm at Buffas
~Looking for musicians for my band and for music videos.
~Fine tuning my album "Magazine St." New Orleans release early Fall 2014.
~Jointly developing and shooting a Youtube series titled "wut i lernt" where I will share my experiences as a new artist in New Orleans.
~Developing and shooting a number of music videos over the summer using many different local musicians and styles.
"Heidijo is a wonderful new addition to the New Orleans music pool. A strong singer and a memorable songwriter." - Tom McDermott
"A rare bird has landed among us, and if you have the opportunity to hear Heidijo, I hope you enjoy her singing as much as we did." - Lindianne Sarno
"It's not a matter of if, it's just when, she's that good." - Kelley Dixson
Steeped in rhythm-and-blues, jazz, gospel, funk and rock-n-roll: an old soul for modern times. She bends tradition, drinking from the roots, but concocting a brew both familiar and new. The lyrics are unruly, spiritual, joyful. The piano a brawler, a heart breaker, and a faith healer.
Heidijo was raised in Hobble Creek, Utah on church spirituals and classical music, but she didn't stay long. Her heart led her adrift; to study with masters of the craft and to learn the music of the world. From California to New York, to Cuba, and to France, she wandered chasing her muse before settling in Alaska and New Orleans, splitting her time between the two.
In December 2012 she recorded her debut album," Magazine Street" in New Orleans with Louisiana producer/ musician Zachary Wilson (The Universal Chrome, Zachary James, The Midnight Americans).The collection is a musical amalgam of R & B, gospel, rock-n-roll, blues, funk and jazz, featuring renown drummer Keith Hajjar (The New Orleans Bingo Show, Famous Monsters) and wily brass played by Egg Yolk Jubilee. Thorny Little Flowers Music will release several singles throughout 2014, including "Honeytune" in August 2014. The LP "Magazine Street" will be released in late 2014.
Currently Heidijo is performing throughout New Orleans and the Southeastern U.S..