Ripples in the Wake

KIRBY HEARD

There is marvelous comfort that comes from listening to this eclectic collection; a sense of warmth, a sense of being nurtured, of being cared for as a listener. While some songs touch on parts of life that aren’t comforting - loss, injustice, hypocrisy - even these convey love, concern, and hopefulness for a better future - the essence of a

There is marvelous comfort that comes from listening to this eclectic collection; a sense of warmth, a sense of being nurtured, of being cared for as a listener. While some songs touch on parts of life that aren’t comforting - loss, injustice, hypocrisy - even these convey love, concern, and hopefulness for a better future - the essence of a nurturing spirit. 

The album title "Ripples in the Wake” reflects how songs of deep self-reflection, tribute, and political introspection, can ripple into each other, overlapping in a way that carries you into the currents of this album. Kirby remarks that “(That’s What Makes) A Bluegrass Song” was great fun to write and, at times, almost a music theory lesson. “Grab the Lightning” is a tribute to horses she rode in her late teens, especially a retired barrel racer named Rocker. From the very first chord the song takes you into the rush of wind on your face and the beautiful balance of horse and rider.

In comparison, Kirby's voice, an older one in its expression of wisdom, long-held understandings, and timelessness, can ache like winter wind on cold hands. She sings as if she deeply knows herself in “I Was Never a Child.”

Kirby’s worked hard the past 3 years and this new CD shines with her fresh songwriting, self-confidence and performing. Sharing her point of view via her heart, these are the songs she lets fly out into the world, bringing us the same insight she brings to herself.

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Mama's Biscuits

Kirby Heard

Kirby's songs take listeners on a journey of life’s highs, lows, and the people who make their company along the way. Be a part of her stories as she paints pictures of life with her words and music.

We all have stories: recollections, memories, family traditions, hopes, dreams & desires... Be a part of Kirby’s stories as she paints pictures

Kirby's songs take listeners on a journey of life’s highs, lows, and the people who make their company along the way. Be a part of her stories as she paints pictures of life with her words and music.

We all have stories: recollections, memories, family traditions, hopes, dreams & desires... Be a part of Kirby’s stories as she paints pictures of life with her words and music.

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Music

Mama’s Biscuits

Kirby Heard

Kirby Heard's freshman effort - 12 story songs from the heart. Robert Christgau gave an A- review and listed at #26 in his Dean's List 2020.
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