Up next, Heather is joining a group of Alaska musicians at the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference in Austin, TX August 16-18 (100 degrees F – yikes!). We have an awesome mixtape showcasing these fine Alaska musicians for your listening pleasure, available on Bandcamp (sales proceeds help fund travel costs). September 7, Heather will be back at the Spenard Farmers Market from 10am – noon (hopefully continuing to work on her Alaska tan while making the musical magic).
Other shows are yet to be scheduled but will probably be light for the summer. Heather is taking some time to focus on songwriting, prepping and recording new releases, as well as catch up on the backlog of behind-the-scenes administrative stuff that, yes, even artists have to deal with. Hopefully a little more dedicated but lightly-structured time will create the needed environment to birth some wonderful new projects – stay tuned!
String of Lights’ cellist Jamie Whiteman stepped away to focus on her music with the Tanana Rafters, which is really starting to explode. We’re super excited for you, Jamie and the Tanana Rafters crew! Kat Moore of The Forest That Never Sleeps has been stepping in to help keep the cello rockin’ on String of Lights. She’s booked all over this summer with her beautiful music, which we are delighted to hear! Charlie has been continuing to rock the bass with String of Lights, while also recording with The High Pets, who have a new release out soon – whohoo!