On Friday, October 18, Our Times Coffeehouse present the Heather Pierson Band, featuring three musicians whose skills bring to life the sounds of the streets of New Orleans and the valleys of Appalachia and everywhere in between. Their live performances feature Heather’s multi-genre songwriting, their instrumental virtuosity, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies.
“Heather Pierson and her trio explore relationships, both human and terrestrial, in a rootsy vein,” wrote Richard Cuccaro in Acoustic Live NYC. “She pursues blues themes via the jazz piano route. One exception to the blues motif is her interpretation of ‘Norwegian Wood.’ The beauty of its minor key treatment left me misty-eyed. Heather’s bell-like alto lends itself well to both genres. Her overall virtuosity is astounding.”
Heather Pierson (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, piano) is an award-winning singer/songwriter, pianist, and performer. Davy Sturtevant (cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a sideman extraordinaire and an accomplished singer/songwriter of his own. Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) is a self-taught phenom who brings an unassuming rock-solid foundation to every song, informed by more than two decades of musical performances from punk rock to reggae to jazz.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. that evening for ticket sales. The suggested donations are $20 adults and $15 students with ID; sorry, no pre-sales are available. Our Times Coffeehouse is in the Ethical Humanist Society building on Old Country Road, two miles west of Meadowbrook Parkway next to the blue water tower. For more information, please visit www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org or call 516-741-7304.