Heather Kropf brings bittersweet jazz-folk stylings to her songwriting, weaving deceptively complex melodies around the universal subjects of love, life, and loss. Rarely do people who hear walk away unaffected. Her self-produced debut recording, Sky (Reverie Records), combines her knack for sharp, memorable lyrics with her sensitivity to musical mood. Supported by a full band, this album ranges from simple to sophisticated, and is guided by what Pittsburgh Magazine calls "a heavenly voice somewhere between Aimee Mann and Jill Sobule". Fans call Sky "comforting at a cellular level."
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"Local folk singer and songwriter Heather Kropf pens beautifully detailed songs, teaming them up with the ares's best acoustic players. She represents a new wave of young singers on the edge of representing the region to a wider audience." - WYEP, 91.3 FM, Year in Review
" With a heavenly voice somewhere between Aimee Mann and Jill Sobule, Heather Kropf's debut CD Sky (Reverie Records) is a welcome change of pace in these days of uptempo-whiny-middle-class-white-boy-tirades. The tempos are mellow but not maudlin and, as a piano player, Kropf is melodic and delicate but powerful....Great stuff." - Pittsburgh Magazine
"Combining mature yet sweetly breezy vocals with elegant piano playing and flowing string arrangements, Heather Kropf's debut CD bridges a mellow jazz vibe and folk roots. " - In Pittsburgh
"Heather's songs are like an overheard conversation. They draw you in; they make you want to hear more." - Brad Yoder, musician & songwriter