Heatherlyn is an international troubadour, a singer/song-artist with soul, roots, and rock vibes infused throughout her songs. She finds home on the road wherever her heart is. Friends and fans have twice awarded her the Midwest “People’s Choice” of NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Performance Contest.
More than anything, Heatherlyn believes in the power of Love. Deeply connected to her own story and compassionate toward the stories we all carry; her soulful, honest voice resonates with people from many various walks of life.
In concert, Heatherlyn leads participants on a refreshing journey of connection – from whimsical laughter together to deeper thoughtfulness about life and love, considering how we each are conduits of peace and hope in our world.
Originally from the East Coast of Maine, Heatherlyn makes her home in the Midwest (Minneapolis, Minnesota USA). On and off the road, Heatherlyn regularly contributes music in communities seeking to be peace and compassion in the world. With a diverse international audience, Heatherlyn is recognized as an artist bridging what we hold in common and celebrating our beautiful difference.
Heatherlyn’s sophomore recording project, entitled Storydwelling, is created with diverse roots sounds, including the sonic influences of Reggae, Americana, Rock, Blues and Soul. She is inspired by the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi and by the music of artists like Bob Marley, Eva Cassidy and Michael Franti and Spearhead. These projects specifically brought inspiration to the creative process of Storydwelling: Robert Plant’s Band of Joy and Mavis Staples You’re Not Alone.
Heatherlyn, is not only an inspiring singer, song-artist and gifted performer, she communicates through spoken word and music, the heartbeat of communities and organizations seeking to create a better world. With lyrical themes of social action, considering how we each are conduits of peace and hope in our world, Heatherlyn has presented with Youth Frontiers and Youthrive: LIVE (Midwest affiliate of PeaceJam International – Denver, CO USA), for schools, civic groups, faith communities and legislative summits. She tours and presents with award winning photographer and author John Noltner with A Peace of My Mind; she has collaborated with Restoration Village presenting on behalf of the 1,000 Days Movement and in 2015, traveled 35,000 miles across North America by van with author Doug Pagitt in support of his book tour, Flipped. Heatherlyn closed out 2015 by traveling to the New South Wales region of Australia, supporting author and philosopher Peter Rollins.
Heatherlyn and Jason have begun 2016 based in Southern California co-creating and participating in artist-in-residencies. They will be in the Rocky Mountains for the summer of 2016 participating in a 3 month artist-in-residency, writing music and contributing their artistry and expertise to community life.
All of these collaborations are supported by the Heatherlyn Music CSA, a community who have been nourished, challenged and moved to come fully alive, supporting Heatherlyn’s artistry and expertise for the benefit and blessing of all the world.
She has shared the stage with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Rigoberta Menchu Tum, President Oscar Arias Sanchez and Dr. Shirin Ebadi; enviromental activist Will Steger; child safety advocate Patty Wetterling and Peter L. Benson, former president and CEO of Search Institute, one of the world’s leading authorities on positive human development.
Heatherlyn has been honored twice as a Midwest Regional Finalist and awarded the Midwest “People’s Choice” of NPR’s Mountain Stage/NewSong Performance Contest. This was only accomplished by the support of her devoted fans who have discovered that the music of Heatherlyn is not only delightfully enjoyable artistic expression but, even more, it’s a movement connecting people through their individual story to the greater narrative we all share.
Through writing/blogging and photography, curated concert experiences and consistent online presence; Heatherlyn and Jason partner together to share the stories of people they encounter on the road who are being the change they wish to see in the world, through their own unique voice and vocation. Through their work, Heatherlyn and Jason hope to inspire and encourage their audience to live fully alive – authentically and freely sharing their own voice and gifts on behalf of others.