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Contact: George Heritier
Broadcasters: Heritier is pronounced HAIR-uh-tur)
Michigan singer/songwriter comes on strong with new CD
The new, 11-song effort marks a comeback of sorts for Heritier, though he never entirely left. The veteran of popular 70s-era rock-country-blues bands has appeared at select folk events and venues through the years, releasing a lone single, “The Ballad of the Third Street Bridge,” along the way. Still, “In My Element” is clearly the product of serious, recent woodshedding, showcasing Heritier’s revitalized commitment to his craft.
As a songwriter, Heritier sticks with what he knows best: Michigan, American roots music and George Heritier. A witty, mildly eccentric sort, he is a rabid locavore and aficionado of fine beer and wine who peppers his lyrics liberally with references to these passions, calling out his personal brand preferences with gusto.
Of “In My Element,” music critic Michael O’Brien writes, “George has been making music for most of his life, and it’s nothing short of a genuine delight to hear him singing, playing, and writing, better than ever. In the best traditions of folk music, his songs evoke personal experiences and historical events, and George certainly has had some experiences, let me tell you.”
“In My Element” features Heritier on acoustic six- and 12-string guitars, harmonica and lead vocals; David Mosher on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass and vocals, and Bill Arnold on dobro. Featured tracks include “In My Element,” “Drunk Bug Swimmin’,” “Pine Cone Buddha” and an a capella version of the traditional “Michigan-I-O.” The album is available at www.reverbnation.com/georgeheritier and through iTunes, Amazon.com and CD Baby.