STELLAR SESSION GUITARIST EDDIE HEINZELMAN EVOLVES IN SOLO CAREER WITH HIGHLY PERSONAL SOPHOMORE RELEASE, WHEREVER YOU GO
Eddie Heinzelman has already made a major footprint on the country music landscape as an in-demand session musician/sideman--he's currently playing guitar and mandolin for Radney Foster. However, he's also imprinting in an even more impactful way as a solo artist, with the release of his sophomore album, Wherever You Go.
The new album, available now, follows Heinzelman's 2017 debut, Hey Songwriter, and offers up an infectious mix of Americana, country, roots rock, and classic jams. Heinzelman, who lays down plenty of his signature blazing guitar on the set, is not one to shy away from stretching songs just as far as they will go. "Improvisation and blending genres are at the heart of most everything I do," he explains.
The songs on Wherever You Go are brimming with a specific, inimitable personality. A full nine of the 10 songs are solely composed by Heinzelman; the title track is co-written with Radney Foster. Tunes such as "Dammit, Mary"--an ode to one of Heinzelman's favorite songwriters, Mary Gauthier ("her songs are so good they make me cuss")--and "The Road," a touring artist's love letter to his wife, show the range of depth his songwriting can travel.
Heinzelman, of course, adds a generous helping of his own instrumental prowess to the record as well as recently has developed two custom signature guitar effects pedals, designed in conjunction with Robert Keeley and Keeley Electronics, called the Verb O Trem and Verb O Trem Workstation.
"Music is how I communicate with the world,” Heinzelman says. “I’ll leave behind two things when I die: my family and my songs. I want my songs to say something, to give people an insight into who I am, and to hopefully touch people in some way."
His extensive resume includes performing with a literal "Who's Who" of Country, Bluegrass, and Americana artists:
Radney Foster, Darius Rucker, Kelly Willis, Ricky Skaggs, Jack Ingram, Mary Gauthier, Darden Smith, Julie Roberts, Vince Gill, Deana Carter, Darryl Worley, Gene Watson, Jeannie Seely, Collin Raye, T. Graham Brown, Jimmy Fortune, Moe Pitney, John Berry, Ty Herndon, and many more!
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