Heidi Winzinger was born and raised and still lives in Southern New Jersey and takes offense to the popular stereotype of a “Jersey Girl” which she says is strictly a “North Jersey” phenomenon. She grew up on the edge of the great New Jersey Pine Barrens, home of the Jersey Devil and a vast place where a girl can get lost on never ending sand roads, cranberry wine and midnight bonfires. During college Heidi worked various jobs, but loved working on farms the most which led her to study agriculture with an eye on having a farm of her own someday. All along she also loved to sing and write stories, then, during an emotionally charged time in her life she rented a guitar and started writing songs for herself in search of comfort. It brought her so much relief, writing songs developed into something she just can’t do without.
Heidi’s first CD “Snow Day” includes an assortment of hard folk rock tunes and songs riding the fence between folk and country, with themes about work, the love of a dog, the loss of a loved one and the pleasure of a snow day. Indie radio across the globe play her songs including the BBC radio in England and WXPN Philadelphia and Heidi’s music video featuring her song “My Best Friend” has received worldwide attention.
Her new CD “Honeysuckle Dream” takes the listener into a new realm of Heidi’s imagination with upbeat songs like “Yogi Momma” and “Super Dog” highlighting her love of a great groove tune, to “Killer” crashing right into the taboo subject of people who abandon their pets at local shelters and then to Paper Trails inspiring women to embrace staying home to read a good book.
Heidi is already writing for her next CD based around stories of the fabled Pine Barrens and other New Jersey life and history.