Two Time Blues Blast Music Award Winner 2018
and 2019 Blues Music Award Nominee USA !!
Heather released her first studio album through Vizztone Label Group on Dec. 1st, 2017. Burn Me Alive is an accumulation of twelve original songs written and produced by Heather Newman. She was lucky enough to have two special guest musicians on the album. Nick Schnebelen played lead guitar on the fifth song, 'High Mountain Blues', and Michael LeFever played the saxophone on the tenth song, 'Dirty Blues'. Burn Me Alive showcases Heather's writing style with the varying flavors and emotions of life put into music. With these songs, Heather's goal is to open up the world of blues to new music lovers everywhere.
Heather Newman had picked up a bass guitar only six months prior to her bands first on stage appearance at Knucklehead's Saloon in Kansas City, MO March 17th, 2017, where she introduced her music to the stylings of Keith Ladd on the guitar , bringing on a unique mixture of American roots genres. The Heather Newman Band immediately began to captivate audiences with their powerful performances and Heather's dominant yet pixie-like stage presence.
The trio played locally around the Kansas City area before adding a brand new layer to their groove when Ryan Matthew joined the band that July on piano and keys. Only one month after bringing on a fourth member, the group hit the studio to record their first album "Burn Me Alive", which was set to release Dec. 1st 2017 through Vizztone Label Group. Heather's debut album reached #9 on B.B. King's Bluesville top 15 Countdown in November 2017 before the official release, and continued to make the charts on various radio stations around the world.
Their raging success with their first album landed them some amazing performance opportunities in 2018 including opening for the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, and Delbert McClinton. The Heather Newman Band and their album went on to win two 2018 Blues Blast Music Awards for "Best New Artist Debut Album" and the "Sean Costello Rising Star Award". They are also nominated for a 2019 Blues Music Award for "Best Emerging Artist".
Now, gearing up for 2019 and beyond, the Heather Newman Band is preparing to hit the studio this March to begin recording their second full length and fully original album, Rise From the Flames.