The musical magic of Heather Pierson is immune to genrefication. In one three month span she was lauded in the press as a neoclassical pianist and billed as the leader of a jazz quartet, but if you look Heather up on Sonic Bids you’ll find her classified under “Solo” “Folk” and “Acoustic”. On top of everything else she’s also an award winning songwriter. Heather formed the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio in 2014, and they released their first album (Heather’s ninth) this May. The title cut is already the number two single on the June Folk DJ Chart (the most recent month tallied) while “Still She Will Fly” has risen to the number 8 spot on the CD chart. The video below captures but one of the many instrumental configurations and moods of this amazingly wide ranging group
“Heather is like two great acts in one, sliding from sweet acoustic Appalachian old-timey vibe with Patty Griffinesque lyrics to brassy New Orleans blues piano with a bone thrown to Bessie Smith.” – Lone Star Music Magazine
“Pierson’s voice is strong yet vulnerable, conveying tremendous emotional depth and passion” – MainlyPiano.com
“There’s a real pureness to her voice as she leads us through intimate corners of her experiences and tells stories with a Joni Mitchell kind of edge… Her hands float on and above the piano keys with the ease of a longtime player; it’s as if it’s as second nature as breathing.” – Portland Herald Press
The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $15 at the door or $13 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue with seating for approximately 50 guests.
Seats can be reserved by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.