With the release of her debut CD Golden, Heather Stevenson has shown herself to be a musical force not to be missed. She plays both piano and guitar but her most apparent gift is her voice, both fragile and strong at once. Her songs are deeply personal and introspective. Her self-produced CD contains ten original songs including The Chosen One about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, featuring the vocals of Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Heather is based in Santa Barbara, and has been performing since 1995. She began by playing cover songs in a duo called Cat-n-Heat, performing in small clubs around Santa Barbara for about two years before beginning to write her own songs. Since that time she's participated in several Songwriters Performance Workshops run by Jimmy Messina, and has played in Santa Barbara at such venues as Soho Nightclub, Cold Spring Tavern, Dargan's Irish Pub, Rocks, El Presidio Chapel, Muddy Waters, Victoria Hall, Center Stage Theatre, and the Coach House. Heather's songs are being played on AOL Radio, radio@netscape, and Spinner.com. Two of her songs (Home and Fly) were featured on Sony Digital Entertainment's broadband series Rachel's Room (www.spe.sony.com/screenblast/rachelsroom).
Heather has shared the stage with acclaimed independent artists such as Michelle Malone, Erin McKeown, Allette Brooks, Pamela Means, Lorna Hunt, Antara & Delilah, Libby Kirkpatrick, Adrianne, Marca Cassity, and Sally Taylor. She's performed at a number of community events including the AIDS Walk, Creek Week, I Madonnari, Environmental Defense Center TGIF, Pride at the Beach, and the County Fair.
In addition to recording her own album, Heather has provided vocal harmonies on recordings for Antara & Delilah, Julia Baucke, and Michael Frey. She has worked with producers Robinson Eikenberry, Jack Lee, and Kevin McCormick (Keb Mo's producer). In January 2002, one of her songs was chosen to be included in a compilation CD put out by acclaimed independent musician Michelle Malone and SBS Records. She also contributed a vocal to "Cabaret for Choice," a CD benefiting Planned Parenthood.