DT: FEBRUARY 5, 2020
FR: MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH
HEATHER ANNE LOMAX
ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘ALL THIS TIME’
DUE OUT MAY 1
THE BLUESY AND SOULFUL AMERICANA ARTIST
(formerly known as Michael-Ann)
SHARES EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLE
SET TO OPEN FOR AARON NEVILLE
MARCH 14 AT THE CANYON IN AGOURA HILLS, CA
Photo Credit: Neil Kremer
“I am a phoenix I flew out of the fire
Took me for dead, but I rose even higher
Oh came back again
Oh, rose from the dead”
—Heather Anne Lomax, “All This Time” song
HEATHER ANNE LOMAX (formerly known as the artist Michael-Ann) has spent the greater part of the past decade putting her own spin on the Americana and Country-Rock/Blues genre. A strikingly authentic and fearless artist who’s based in Los Angeles and hails from Kansas City, Missouri, HEATHER has announced plans to self-release her sophomore album ALL THIS TIME on May 1. Yesterday, February 4, she premiered the new single “Better Luck” via American Songwriter. “One of the most expressive vocalists around, she combines the sweet folky purity of Joan Baez with the rocking soul of Janis Joplin with hints of Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt,” noted the magazine’s Paul Zollo.
“Better Luck” is an explosive song about self-affirmation and strength, set to a mix of acoustic/electric guitars and soaring fiddle work with an insistent percussive groove and vocal chants. HEATHER instantly paints the picture: “Got a rocket/In my back pocket/Full of wishes/Better luck next time.” She says: “I just had the vision of carrying a bottle rocket in my back pocket when I was a kid in the Midwest. My brother and I used to have bottle rocket wars with our neighbors. It’s symbolic about the launching of hope, and how sometimes the rocket’s path can derail but still creates a spectacular explosion in the air.”
The album features 11 original tracks–recorded with the sonics of Elvis Presley‘s “Sun Sessions” and the American Sound Studios “From Elvis In Memphis” in mind–by producer/mixer Jason Hiller and was mastered at Lurssen Mastering by Reuben Cohen and Gavin Lurssen. HEATHER also enlisted an all-star team of renowned musicians to guest on the album including Zachary Ross, Ty Bailie, Ben Peeler-Weissenborn, Aubrey Richmond, David Goodstein, Chris Joyner, Rob Humphreys, Rosa Pullman-Wurlitzer, Maesa Pullman, Ronee Martin, John “JT” Thomas, and Danielle Fife.
Look for HEATHER to open for the legendary soul artist Aaron Neville on March 14 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, CA. Last month she brought her firepower opening for soul titans War at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, CA. More tour dates will soon be announced.
ALL THIS TIME
1. All This Time
2. Prison Cell
3. Better Luck
4. My Dog
5. Heart Don’t Lie
6. Comfort Me
7. Mr. Popular
9. Six Foot Under
10. See You Again
11. Just Like Yours
HEATHER‘s last record, Heavy Load (2014), under her previous name Michael-Ann, was voted one of the Top 10 Americana Records from Los Angeles by Turnstyle, Junkpiled Roots Music Magazine and won Robert Oermann‘s ‘DisCovery of the Week Award‘ by Music Row magazine in Nashville. She has received numerous features across music publications including LA Music Examiner, Music News Nashville, and Lonesome Highway and has opened shows across the country for acts such as Wynonna and The Big Noise, Lee Ann Womack, Blake Shelton, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Bridges, John Hiatt, Richie Furay, Don McLean, Judy Collins, Marshall Tucker Band, Joan Osborne, Melanie, Blood Sweat & Tears and War.
As the song goes, HEATHER ANNE LOMAX was “born in the wagon of a travellin’ show.” She has always known she was adopted, and after years of searching, she found her birth family. HEATHER discovered that she had been born into a lineage of both artistic and musical family members. She is related to the late radio sports broadcaster Stan Lomax of WOR NY, cousin to the well-known ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax; her mother was an artist and a musician, and her grandmother was on Broadway. And so, like the prodigal daughter, she returned to her original birth name, HEATHER ANNE LOMAX.
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