(photos by Ray MacGregor)




(photos by Ray MacGregor)



(photo by Tim Shellmer)


(photo by Tim Shellmer)


 Radio one-sheet for Singin'


Radio one-sheet for Still She Will Fly



Radio one-sheet for Motherless Child



Radio one-sheet for The Hard Work of Living:






"[Heather] has created a new trio that embraces Americana styles and gives it a new perspective.  Blending jazz, folk, blues with three part harmonies and stellar instrumentals, this band turns heads!"
Ron Olesko | Sing Out! Magazine | WFDU 


"She killed it in a New Orleans style jazzy blues that didn't seem to be able to come from such a youthful reserved woman!"
Eddie "Edge" Ferranti |


"One of my favorite songwriters of recent years, Pierson guides her trio through original tunes and choice cover songs that run the gamut from folk to jazz to blues. It all flows together into a cohesive whole through Pierson’s quiet charm, versatile voice and multi-instrumental skills. Band members Davy Sturtevant (strings and cornet) and Shawn Nadeau (upright bass) add a lot to the mix, too. This concert previewed a few new songs that would appear on the album 'Singin’,' released in June, including the title track, 'Take a Deep Breath and Smile' and 'Sometimes I Can’t Believe My Luck,' a humorous (in hindsight) tale of how life as a touring musician can go wrong."

Chris Kocher | The Press & Sun-Bulletin | Binghamton, NY

“There's a real pureness to her voice as she leads us through intimate corners of her experiences and tells stories with a Joni Mitchell kind of edge… Her hands float on and above the piano keys with the ease of a longtime player; it's as if it's as second nature as breathing.” 
Aimsel Ponti | Portland Press Herald 


"Heather is like two great acts in one, sliding from sweet acoustic Appalachian old-timey vibe with Patty Griffinesque lyrics to brassy New Orleans blues piano with a bone thrown to Bessie Smith."
DC Bloom | Lone Star Music Magazine


"Heather Pierson and her trio explore relationships, both human and terrestrial, in a rootsy vein on Still She Will Fly. On Motherless Child, she pursues blues themes via the jazz piano route. One exception to the blues motif is her interpretation of “Norwegian Wood.” The beauty of its minor key treatment left me misty-eyed. Heather’s bell-like alto lends itself well to both genres. Her overall virtuosity is astounding."
Richard Cuccaro | Acoustic Live NYC

"Pierson’s voice is strong yet vulnerable, conveying tremendous emotional depth and passion as she tells stories about life, social issues and ills, love and loss, and more in a no-nonsense style that gets her point across… Heather’s musical voice is fresh, original, and a delight to behold. Very highly recommended!" 
Kathy Parsons |

"Heather Pierson, a woman with a formidable voice—large, rich, forceful."
Daniel Garrett | The Compulsive Reader



"Heather's Trio gave one of the most entertaining, artistic, and engaging performances we've hosted in our 46 years! Their consummate musicianship, gorgeous vocal harmonies, and excellent songwriting held me and our full-house audience spellbound. Individually, the three of them are terrific. As a trio they are astounding... The walls of our little venue hold many wonderful sounds and memories. We've just added some of the best."
Dave Humphreys | Two Way Street Coffeehouse | Downers Grove, IL


"If you're one of those people who likes any style done well-- old-school jazz, folk, pop, classical--you'll love this prodigiously talented threesome. Keyboards, brass, all sorts of strings, and beautiful singing make for a dynamic show packed with energy and surprises."
Sarah Craig | Caffe Lena | Saratoga Springs, NY


"Heather Pierson has an unprepossessing presentation. She kind of makes fun of herself as a 'good girl' in a song, and I suppose there’s a bit of that vibe about her. Each song has an unwavering maturity, which is part of what sets Heather apart. Her musical observations are a compelling combination of insight and love. She seems to be an extraordinarily well-centered woman, leading one to wonder about from where this muse springs. I mean, aren’t artists filled with angst, neuroses, and unresolved issues? Start with a heart full of great melodies. Every Heather Pierson song is a wonderfully tuneful creation. Then add a penchant for putting the right lyrics with those tunes in a variety of styles, and in an evening with Heather onstage you have a pleasant and comfortable, yet beautifully unpredictable, journey."
Ken Hardley | Rolling Hills Radio | Jamestown, NY


“Heather is a real triple threat, with great vocals, outstanding instrumental prowess, and stellar songwriting.”
Don Baker | Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse | Asheville, NC


"Whether its folk, bluegrass or Dave Brubeck jazz, Heather Pierson always puts on an impeccable show.”
Mark L. Smith | Crab Donkey Showcases


 “Heather captivated our audience with beautiful vocals and keyboard work, across a wide variety of genres including blues and jazz… Heather and Shawn are pros at what they do… Highly recommended.”
Lee Herman | Windy City House Concerts


“I first saw Heather perform at NERFA in 2012.  It didn’t take me long to decide I needed to book her at both my venues.  She writes great songs and is very professional.  She’s the real deal.”
Rich Mosley | Off The Common Coffeehouse | Soule Homestead


"We were delighted to feature Heather Pierson at the second annual Listening Room Festival. The depth and delivery of her material captured many new hearts on the big stage and in the small living rooms." 
Fran Snyder, founder |





"Wow! She has it all and then some. And the band, were equally impressive. She played three Chicago area gigs and the consensus was she's one of the best performers we've seen in many a year. Fabulous voice, great poise on stage, great instrumental chops, and good songs as well as great covers."

"Pierson joins forces with talented bassist Shawn Nadeau and gifted multi-instrumentalist Davy Strutevant, who plays fiddle cornet, dobro, mandolin, guitar, and banjo as well as providing worthy harmony vocals. The album title provides the key, Singin'. Pierson's full, versatile, fluid voice combines maturity with freshness. She knows how to work her way around and through a song. While she penned most of the songs on this CD, for reference points she includes Dark as a Dungeon and (I'm) Confessin' (That I Love You). The songs range from bluesy to ragtime to straight-up contemporary singer-songwriter as Pierson, who plays guitar and piano, easily leaps between styles."

Rich Warren | The Midnight Special & Folkstage | 98.7 WFMT & nationally syndicated



"Heather Pierson is an amazing talent.  Her gorgeous, rich vocals are filled with soul.  She can mesmerize you on the piano, the guitar - even the melodica.  She's as comfortable and adept with bluegrass as she is with jazz.  With Heather, there is absolutely nothing not to like.  Don't you dare miss an opportunity to hear her live or to purchase her recordings."
Al Kniola | 88.1 WVPE Public Radio


“Great things often come in small packages. Heather Pierson, an accomplished musician, performer and songwriter is a prime example! At times, her voice is gentle, wise and earthy. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, she belts out a soulful, passionate song that simply WOWS! If you have not yet discovered the joyful sounds of Heather Pierson, you simply MUST check her out!  You will thank me later!”
Joltin Joe, The Mad Scientist | Radio Nowhere, WMSC FM 


"[Heather's] playing is exquisite... [Motherless Child] is really an impressive record!"
Mark Michaelis | Folk Music Director, WGDR 88.1 FM




"An amazing vocalist and musician all around.  What a gem!  With skill and finesse, Heather Pierson creates an engaging musical tapestry, deftly weaving diverse musical references into a cohesive and compelling sound."

Joe Jencks | singer/songwriter and performer | founding member, Brother Sun

“Always the consummate professional… All a listener can ask from a performance is to be uplifted, taken on a journey, and safely returned home, and Heather Pierson delivers."
Jonathan Sarty | singer/songwriter | producer/host – Cold River Radio Show


“Heather is a great instrumentalist, but also a fantastic singer and songwriter. And she's one of the sweetest, nicest people you'd ever want to meet.”
John R. Butler | singer/songwriter and performer