Heather Ré @ Pensacola Bay Brewery
Join me for an acoustic medley of my own tunes and some of my favorite covers on guitar and fiddle!
Heather has toured all over the country performing solo, and with distinguished artists including; Michael Doucet avec BeauSoleil, Rich DelGrosso, David Bromberg and Richard Thompson. With roots in Louisiana and Texas, Heather taps into a blend of blues, country and folk while crafting her songs to showcase her deeply personal lyrics and the strength of her expressive vocals.
Heather began singing professionally at 17 with the rock band Filter, from Denver, CO. A few years later, she sang jazz with the John Pike Trio making Julie London's "Cry Me A River", and Edye Gormé's "I Wanna Be Around" her signature songs. In 2010, she turned to songwriting and studied guitar under Mike Riddle (City Kids/Prodigal Child) in Brooklyn. She performed at street festivals and venues in NYC and across the U.S, while honing her unique style. Heather attended Augusta Heritage Blues Week and studied guitar from Elijah Wald, Joan Fenton, and John Del Toro Richardson, and vocals from Gaye Adegbalola, showcasing her vocal strength on Katie Webster's "Pussycat Moan" with Arthur Migliazza. Digging further into her roots, she began learning fiddle and attended Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week in Louisiana, studying under Al Berard, Mitch Reed, and Ed Poulard. Heather left New York, moving to Jamaica Plain, MA, and performed regularly with Isaac Maupin and the Tom Towler Band. She recorded her first EP Darlin' Stay (2015) with Michael Doucet guesting on tracks and they sang their signature harmonies on "Dans Le Grand Brouillard". In 2015, Heather married Michael, moving to Lafayette, LA and learned Cajun fiddle and guitar from the icon while touring and singing with his band BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Highlights included; performing at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, opening for Richard Thompson at the Manship (Baton Rouge) singing "Dimming of the Day" with the revered songwriter, and sharing the stage with David Bromberg performing her original song "I Still Do". The Doucets performed as a duet at Pensacola Singer/Songwriter Festival in 2016 & 2017, showcased their harmonies on Michael's song "Dis-moi Pas" (eTown), and collaborated on Psycho Swamp. As the partnership was ending, Heather recorded her 2nd album, "This Road We're On" at Lullaby Sound Design studio in Lafayette, with Mitch Reed, Danny Devillier, and Jason Harrington (2018).
Going solo, Heather has chosen to make The Shoals her home base. She is currently writing new material for her 3rd album while studying old Cajun fiddle tunes from Mitch Reed (BeauSoleil), and Texas Old Time Style from Dale Morris (National Fiddler Hall of Fame Inductee, 2020).
On her debut album (2015) she plays guitar and fiddle, singing all original songs, except for "Dans Le Grand Brouillard" (Written by Michael Doucet). Her music has the deep strength of Bonnie Raitt, the silky smoothness of Norah Jones, and the sassy no-nonsense story-telling of Michelle Shocked. Recorded in Boston, MA.
Her follow up release (2018) further explores the delicate intricacies of human relationships. The focus is on her beautifully crafted melodies and lyrics, with minimal accompaniment by Mitch Reed on cello and bass, Danny Devillier on Percussion, and Jason Harrington on Harmonica and back up vocals. Recorded in Lafayette during a rainstorm, the
Her follow up release (2018) further explores the delicate intricacies of human relationships. The focus is on her beautifully crafted melodies and lyrics, with minimal accompaniment by Mitch Reed on cello and bass, Danny Devillier on Percussion, and Jason Harrington on Harmonica and back up vocals. Recorded in Lafayette during a rainstorm, the album is a deeper dive into her authentic style and reflects her openly vulnerable feelings and outlook on life.
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