North Carolina-based Heather Kenney grew up in a small town in the Uwharrie Mountains where the tradition of folk music and bluegrass was an intrinsic part of the culture. Heather performs live with her band Heather and The Giants (flat-picker Marcel Ardans of lessonswithmarcel.com and percussionist Jason Cecil).
Her debut EP album Waltz (7/28/2017) melds acoustic guitar, banjo and ukulele to create warm, folk-inspired songs, unified by a 3/4 time signature. The album "delves into the kind of crystalline folk depths that artists such as Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss have spent so many years wandering through and adapting." (Joshua Pickard, Nooga.com).
Waltz includes the award winning songs Whole Life of You (winner of the Backwoods Beat Music Festival Songwriting Contest, honorable mention in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest) and Real World (winner of the WHIW Songwriting Contest). Waltz is available for free download at heatherkenney.bandcamp.com.
Photo credit: Nick Pagan Photography
Songwriter Night @ Imbibe
With Neville’s Quarter and Julia Hader
Heather and The Giants
Guitartown Hopscotch Party