ABOUT HEATHER VALLEY

BIOGRAPHY

In 2017, Heather Valley was a courtroom lawyer with a reputation as a tireless advocate. On the outside, everything seemed fine, but inside she was falling apart. She was forced to leave her job on doctor's orders and had to sell everything to survive. She was lost in a fog. One day in late August she went down to the north shore of Lake Erie, sat on the beach in the hot sun, and began writing. Those pieces pulled from heartbreak would become her first songs. Music became central to her healing. By January of 2018, she was playing full sets of original material. She has now played countless shows, released two singles, "Lovejoy" (April 29, 2018) and "American Paint" (June 28, 2018) and is currently working on an EP.

Heather Valley is originally from northern Ontario but currently lives near Hamilton.

SINGLES 

"Lovejoy", is about reuniting with a lost love in Buffalo, and discovering that he is not what he seems. It has been a featured performance of the Canadian Daydream Sound Studio "Daydream Sessions". It has also been a featured performance of the "Firebox Sessions". A version will be featured in the Props BMX documentary 'Go Fast Pull Up' on the life of Jimmy Levann.

​​"American Paint" is about coming through the blues and leaving hope for those coming behind. She is accompanied on this track by lap steel player Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner of Magnolia Electric Co. fame.

Both singles are available on the WATCH page and all major platforms including Apple music.
SONGS AND STYLE

Heather's songs describe an otherworld of heartbreak; a mysterious universe whose landscape is carved by lost love and longing. They conjure first and last lights, drunken afternoons, warm suns, dull edges and fleeting memories. They are about timelessness, loneliness and eternity. She paints big skies, heavy clouds and clear horizons, unending roads, con men and grifters, lovers and ghosts, promises and dreams, lies, restlessness, horses, decaying cities and barren ranges. 

Her music can best be described as a blend of indie rock and folk. Her major influences are Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia & Magnolia Electric Co.), Cat Power, Gillian Welch, Julie Doiron, Mount Eerie, Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky. 

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