Heather Aubrey Lloyd with Rob Hinkal
Saturday, September 21 | 7:30 PM
Heather Aubrey Lloyd and Rob Hinkal began playing together nearly twenty years ago in the Baltimore-based band ilyAIMY. In that group, she learned to play the African djembe, and she can attack her acoustic guitar with a similar percussive style. In 2008, Lloyd toured as percussionist for Dar Williams. Lloyd has become renowned for her powerful soulful delivery and emotive balladry, and is compared to the likes of Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge.
Formerly a journalist, Lloyd writes songs steeped in narrative and inspired by slam poetry. Her originals “Good Heart” and “If We Come Too Late” recently won the Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award of $10,000. Lloyd also was named “Most Wanted Artist” in 2018 at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, an accolade she won with ilyAIMY in 2012 as well.
Lloyd and Hinkal’s performance at Phoenicia’s 19th-century United Methodist Church will certainly raise the rafters. Advance tickets are $15 and available until NOON the day of the show or $18 (cash only) at the door.
Meet the artist
“A pint-sized powerhouse of a singer.”
— The Washington Times