Heather Pierson Trio is Americana Plus

From staff reports

Heather Pierson is a multiple threat: genre-crossing singer/songwriter, award-winning pianist, arranger, bandleader and performer.

With the Heather Pierson Trio she’ll perform her beautifully impossible-to-pigeonhole songs at the White Horse Black Mountain at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Heather Pierson comes by her musical eclecticism naturally, her childhood soundtrack consisting of her parents’ wide ranging record collection. Her father played jazz clarinet and he encouraged Heather start young on the piano, the instrument that captured her heart.

As her personal style emerged she embraced everything from New Orleans-style jazz to blues, folk style narratives to bluegrass-tinged Americana. Her voice moves seamlessly between genres, at times intimately soulful and at others searingly intense, allowing her to express herself in whatever musical dialect she chooses.

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio emerged in 2014. The singer frequently backs up her compositions with compelling acoustic guitar work while accompanied by Sean Nadeau on bass and Davy Sturtevant on strings and cornet.

The band’s three part vocal harmonies and intricate instrumental arrangements provide a flexible vehicle for the delivery of Pierson’s songs. The trio has released an EP of Pierson originals, Still She Will Fly.

Want to go?

Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance or $12 at the door.

Advance tickets available online at: www.whitehorse