String of Lights is the musical project of Anchorage, Alaska-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Heather Stewart. Contemporary folk songs (influenced by a variety of music styles from classical to jazz to pop and indie rock) encourage us to question our stories, release the past, and keep opening to fresh possibilities. Learn more about the project in this video retrospective of String of Lights’ first few years.
Between recordings and live shows, String of Lights has brought together some sweet Alaskan 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.
Peggy Monaghan: vocal harmony and bodhran on the album. Peggy’s other music projects include the Anchorage musical group The Derry Aires and running Arctic Siren Productions.
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.