EARLVILLE — Liven up your spring with the sounds of great music! Come out to the Earlville Opera House on Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. to hear a blend of blues, jazz and Americana music by the Heather Pierson Trio.
Heather is an award-winning pianist, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and performer whose inspiring live performances and growing catalog of releases delve into Americana, blues, New Orleans jazz, vocal chants, instrumental piano, and poignant folk. She is best known for her virtuosity at the piano and her bell-tone vocals, and her songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, and a desire to share from the heart.
In twenty years on her own record label, Vessel Recordings, Heather has released numerous CDs. After decades of musical training, performing and recording, Heather finally burst upon the national scene in 2015 with her acoustic trio, teaming up with two musicians to form the Heather Pierson Trio. The group features Shawn Nadeau on upright bass and Davy Sturtevant on, as Heather often puts it, "everything else" - guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, cornet.
Davy Sturtevant is a sideman extraordinaire and an accomplished singer/songwriter of his own, wielding both an arsenal of stringed and brass instruments and a gorgeous tenor voice. With wit and flair, Davy performs in a way that moves listeners to tap their toes, nod their heads, and raise knowing eyebrows.