Heidi Howe will play at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse on Saturday at 8 p.m. The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.
Review for Heidi Howe:
Who would lump Dolly Parton, Nanci Griffith, Cyndi Lauper, Iris Dement, Paul Thorn and Natalie Maines together? The person charged with the task of describing Heidi Howe’s music. The little girl with the big red guitar has been compared to all of them.
After releasing her debut album Nature of My Wrongs in 1999, she began to be recognized not only for her powerful voice, but also for her clever, relevant, earnest songwriting. Nature of My Wrongs received rave reviews, was chosen as one of the 10 best albums of 1999 by The Courier Journal and solidified Howe as a worthy contender among other notable songwriters.
Since that release, Howe has toured nationally, placed first in a country battle of the bands, played huge concert halls and pitched songs in Nashville. She’s played radio shows, television shows, and has had her music featured in film. The list of people Howe has opened for reads like a who’s who of alt-country music: Todd Snider, Jason Ringenberg, Paul Thorn, Stacey Earle, The Be Good Tanyas, Jerry Douglas, Billy Joe Shaver, Kim Richey, Holly Williams, The Wood Brothers, Tim Krekel, Rosie Flores and Tommy Womack, to name a few.