Press, Kudos / What They Say...

An album of all originals, the very thoughtful singer-songwriter Kirby Heard pens songs that are heartfelt and full of profound self-reflection across this wise and timeless affair. A very genuine listen that touches on the human experience, Heard and company make for a folk/bluegrass/Americana hybrid that is all substance and no flash. ” - Tom Haugen

Take Effect

The music then turns cheerful and lighter, more lively, with “(That’s What Makes) A Bluegrass Song.” And indeed, this one is in the bluegrass vein, and features some nice work by Julie Elkins on banjo. This delightful number celebrates bluegrass music and the musicians who play it, and contains references to several familiar bluegrass names and themes.” - Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty's Music Log

The fourteen songs on this beautiful and down-to-earth folk album sound so accomplished, lived-in and comfortable that they could hardly be anything other than the work of an artist who has been doing this sort of thing for ages and has honed her skills to perfection. ...when push comes to shove this is first and foremost a beautiful collection of acoustic miniatures. ” - Stijn De Jong

Somewhat old-school folk singer with a gentle approach that will remind one of early Cris Williamson, Mimi Farina, Kate Wolf, Meg Christian, the less-wordy Ferron & Mary Chapin Carpenter. Kirby has a delightful narrator’s voice with her well-thought-out songs… In a somewhat eclectic collection, the melodies are always warm, non-confrontational, & touching upon many subjects & concerns with good technique. But it’s her well-nurtured vocals — while not as bright as early Judy Collins, Kirby does sing with that same baked bread, honey in the jar & wildflower expressiveness as Ms. Collins. Wonderful music to listen to early in the morning. Comforting, reassuring & while others may sing the praises of whiskey Ms. Heard is closer to jasmine tea, ruby red wine & hot chocolate moments.” - John Apice

Americana Highways

Overall, the album includes a heartfelt collection of what often sounds like mountain music or songs you might hear some old guitar picker playing out on the back porch. They explore such themes as love, loss, perseverance, personal reflection, political perspective, and more. She strives to write folk songs in a traditional style while taking the audience on lyrical and often dramatic journeys. So, check out Kirby Heard’s Ripples in the Wake and “Grab the Lightning.”” - Will Phoenix

Now Playng: Ripples in the Wake

Dean's List:2020, #26... Rough-hewn DIY singer-songwriter Kirby Heard I pulled out of my unplayed shelves blind... ” - Robert Christgau

And It Don't Stop

(Kirby) Heard sings lead and plays guitar and flute. Her songs cover her journey through life’s concerns about love, friends who have passed on, spirituality, and just plain living. Selections include “Montgomery County,” about growing up in that North Carolina region, “Meet Me At The Gate,” about meeting in the hereafter, and “Mama’s Attic,” about things one finds sorting through the collections of her mother’s life. Other songs are “With You There,” “Day Is Done,” “Slingshot,” “Reflections,” “Missing You Sunday Blues,” and “Get (The Hell) Off My Farm.” Heard has a pleasant voice and is accompanied by a skilled set of musicians in the studio. Someone looking for some new material might want to give Kirby Heard a listen. The CD also includes a nice booklet containing lyrics to her originals. ” - Bill Foster

Additional Releases, Bluegrass Unlimited

A perfect example of that kind of back porch music that captivates in a big way.  Easy rolling folkie sounding stuff with deep lyrics that really shows what happens when you open the heart to things unknown and unexpected.  Introspective without being stuff that fell out of someone’s journal, this is delightful, meaty songwriting that could only come from the heart and does a great job of opening your ears.  A winner throughout.​ ” - Chris Spector

Midwest Record

Plain even by the standards of her folk-Americana niche. So plain that if the "Butter churnin' and a wood fire up the flue" of "Montgomery County" doesn't convince you, "Slingshot" with its squirrel for dinner will. Did me, anyway‑-I felt sure this was the musical autobiography of the back cover's aggressively plain middle-aged Carolina woman with thick brown hair and a toothy smile... A MINUS” - Robert Christgau

And It Don't Stop

Singer/songwriter Kirby Heard's solo project Mama's Biscuits presents a collection of stories in song, told from the heart.” - Murphy Hicks Henry

In the Studios, Bluegrass Unlimited