String of Lights is the musical project of Anchorage, Alaska-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Heather Stewart. Migration, String of Lights’ debut album, is a genre-blending collection of contemporary folk songs with influences ranging from classical to jazz to indie rock. The songs are lyrical and melodic, supported by lush, mostly-acoustic soundscapes.
Between recordings and live shows, String of Lights has brought together some of Alaska’s sweetest musical talent. Special thanks to the contributions of these fine musicians to the project:
Heather Stewart: lead vocals, banjo, piano on the album and live performances.
Arkadi Futerman: guitar and upright bass on the album and some live performances. Arkadi’s other music projects include Anchorage jazz ensemble Swing 49.
Terry Kelly: guitar. Singer/songwriter Terry Kelly contributes guitar and harmonica to the project. He also plays solo shows in Anchorage.
Charles Earnshaw: electric bass on the album and some live performances. Charlie’s other music projects include Anchorage rock band The High Pets.
Natasha Price: vocal harmonies and flute on the album and some live performances.
Kathryn “Kat” Moore: cello on the album and some live performances. Kat’s other music projects include Anchorage indie folk band The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, solo-project The Forest That Never Sleeps, and Anchorage rock band The Chromies.
Terri Mayeur: penny whistle on the album. Terri’s other music projects include the Anchorage musical group The Derry Aires.
Scott Weller: percussion on the album and some live performances. Scott performs with a number of artists in and around Anchorage and runs Scott Weller’s Drum Studio.
Matt Brenna: vocal harmony on the album. Matt’s other music projects include Anchorage rock funk band Big Fat Buddha.
Jamie Whiteman: cello in some live performances. Jamie’s other musical projects include Anchorage bluesy folk-rock band the Tanana Rafters.