Heidi Joy | I'll Take a Melody

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I'll Take a Melody

by Heidi Joy

An eclectic mix of jazz, blues, folk & funk, with covers of tunes by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, The Beatles, Jimmy Cliff, Ray Orbison, Jerry Garcia, and more... where the intimate vocals are pure, smooth & soulful.
Genre: Pop: 70's Pop
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1. Blue Bayou
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2. Dog and Butterfly
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3. Birdsong
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4. Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain
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5. The Maker
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6. Summertime
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7. Blackbird
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8. Waiting For a Miracle
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9. Many Rivers to Cross
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10. We Can Be Free
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11. I Shall Be Released
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12. I'll Take a Melody
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13. 500 Miles
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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You may have never heard a voice so smooth and pure as Heidi Joy's. Her eclectic mixture of styles is emotional and captivating, adding a new twist to jazz, rock, pop, blues, classical, funk, country, and spiritual selections.

Her fourth album, "I'll Take a Melody" covers Bob Dylan, Ray Orbison, Jerry Garcia, The Beatles, Jimmy Cliff, and Willie Nelson.

Her voice has been compared to Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt... and described as "angelic."

Listen in and see for yourself - you may just get hooked on Heidi Joy...

“...really fantastic: the best singer BY FAR that has played Playing With Fire yet."
-Rick Galusha, President Homer's Music Stores

“Her National Anthem rendition brings chills to me every time I hear her sing it – she is the best.”
-Bruce Rasmussen, Creighton University Athletic Director

Professional Vocalist Heidi Joy, from Omaha, Nebraska, currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida and has sung professionally since the age of fifteen for hundreds of weddings, private parties, corporate events, and fund raisers. Heidi studied voice with nationally known vocalists/conductors Almeda Berkey and Dr Z Randall Stroope. Heidi majored in Opera Performance at the University of Iowa. As an experienced singer, Heidi is touted as a “versatile voice,” performing jazz, gospel, inspirational, spiritual, funk, blues, rock, and classical genres.

Heidi performed to thousands with backup band, The Jazzwholes, at the Joslyn Art Museum's acclaimed Jazz on the Green music series in August, 2006. The previous year, Heidi was guest vocalist at the Missouri Valley Conference in St Louis, MO and was a featured artist in the Playing With Fire concert series in Omaha, NE. Heidi also sings the National Anthem regularly at Creighton University basketball games and yearly for the College World Series including three championship games. Just after the recent tsunami struck Southeast Asia, Heidi organized a Tsunami Relief solo concert for which she and her band donated their time and talents. The concert raised $50,000 for the victims.

Heidi began her successful annual Holiday Joy Concerts in 2000 and has been performing to sold-out crowds ever since. Twice she brought her holiday show to Norfolk, NE and by invitation of the Rear Admiral, to the U.S. Naval Base Marianas Islands, Guam. She has been guest vocalist with professional musicians in Colorado, St John in the U.S Virgin Islands, and Omaha. Heidi has performed with many of the area’s finest musicians, including The Jazzwholes, Jimmy Weber, Joey Gulizia, Tim Tyler, Chuck Penington, many Omaha Symphony musicians, as guest vocalist with the Heartland of America Air Force Band. Heidi is a proud member of the Omaha Musicians’ Union.

Heidi has performed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the island of Guam, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska: at The Holland Performing Arts Center, The Orpheum Theater, The Rose Blumkin Theater, The Witherspoon Concert Hall, The Music Hall, The Joslyn Art Museum's Jazz on the Green, The Qwest Center, and The Civic Auditorium in Omaha.


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Sarah Lanaghan

Awesome and sincere vocals - I love it!
Nice rendition of Blue Eyes Cryin in the Rain. 500 miles is one of my all-time favorite songs and her's is a great a cappella version. Summertime is also wonderful. Thanks for this unique cd!!

Kathy Maniscalco

Keeps me inspired!
I am a fine artist, working in the studio each day is accompanied by my sweet dog and of course, all kinds of music. The "I'll Take a Melody" CD is the perfect motivator for inspiration and emotion. If you need a subtle but moving companion in terms of background music while working, this is the music for you! Heidi's voice range is incredible, the song selections are varied. I am going to give this CD as gifts to others as well!