I have a very brief memory of meeting Heather Newkirk about five years ago when I first started hanging out in Northside in Cincinnati. If my memory serves it was at the Northside Tavern for the Holly Golightly show. Other than that, she didn’t really become someone I knew until about a year ago. You may know Heather’s gorgeous smile, infectious laugh, insanely strong voice and peppy dance moves from DJing the best “danceroke” night in Northside. What you might not know is how legendary Heather’s music career is. Heather Newkirk was born in Springfield, Ohio and grew up in Yellow Springs. “My mother is a painter. My father was…
Heartless Bastards return to their home, Cincinnati May 19th and 20th to play two nights at the Woodward Theatre with Old 97's and BJ Barham. I was lucky enough to chat with Erika on the phone (before their show in Boston) about growing up in the Midwest and how she got her start playing music.