Sassparilla

 

 

I've recently started recording and rehearsing new songs with Kevin Blackwell & Nate Vest of Sassparilla.

We've had lots of fun collaborating on the new material. 

It'll be a bit of Portland meets Milwaukee on the upcoming album.

If you haven't heard Sassparilla, you can check them out here: www.sassparilla.info

 

Review in Shepherd Express Nov. 2016

 

 

 

 

Currently accepting new private lesson students

 

There are a few spots currently available for private violin, viola, cello & fiddle lessons at Family Music Center & at Brass Bell Music Store. Check out the 'Lessons' page for more info on locations and policies. Contact me if you have any questions, or if you'd like to sign up for private lessons.

 

Jorin, Lewin & Rochford

 

Check out my new old-time bluegrass blues trio Jorin, Lewin & Rochford. The lineup is Ted Jorin on guitar & vocals, Bradley Rochford on clawhammer banjo & vocals, and myself on fiddle & vocals. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/JorinLewinRochford

 

 

Brewgrass

 

I recently started fiddling & singing with a new bluegrass/old-time band, Brewgrass. (www.brewtownbrewgrass.com)

Brewgrass is: Jon Kehoe (mandolin/vocals), Justin Busche (banjo/vocals), John Schulze (guitar/vocals), Mike Secklin (bass/vocals), Carrie Secklin (washboard/vocals) & myself (fiddle/vocals).

Check out the gigs page to see when Brewgrass will be playing a show near you.

 

Nine Questions with Heather Lewin

 

My amazingly talented and super sweet friend Trevor Rogers has this great blog where he asks his musician friends nine questions. I did the interview a couple of years ago, but here's the link if you want to check out my answers, and then take a peek at some of the other musicians who he has interviewed over the years:

 

http://ninequestionsformusicians.com/2011/11/12/nine-questions-with-heather-lewin/

 

'Tunes' page just added

 

I've just added a 'Tunes' page to the website. I'll be adding sheet music notation of my original compositions that I've written over the years. I've got about 20 fiddle tunes already notated & ready to be posted. I'll add more as they are created.

A few of my tunes were recorded on the 'Athas' CD in 2007. You can hear it on iTunes & Spotify. 

Feel free to share the sheet music for the tunes with whomever you'd like.

Tunes are meant to be played and I'd absolutely love to hear your versions of them. I'm always really surprised and genuinely honored when someone likes one of my tunes enough to learn & memorize it. And it's even better if I'm lucky enough to be there to listen & play along. 

Cheers! 

 

Website Update

 

Just updated the website to make it more mobile friendly. Also added a listing of WI Irish sessions under the Links page, for anyone interested in playing a few tunes. Hope you like the changes. Hope to see you all soon!

 

Irish Fest School of Music

 

I am very excited to be officially teaching for the Irish Fest School of Music. Check out their website for more info: http://irishfest.com/Year-Round-Events/Irish-Fest-School-of-Music.htm

 

Fiddling on Scott Lucas and the Married Men's upcoming CD

 

Last week, I headed down to Million Yen Studios in Chicago to record string tracks for the upcoming Scott Lucas & the Married Men CD. Their fiddler Rebecca Manthe and I spent all day in the studio laying down tracks on violin, viola & cello.

I've recorded with Becca in the past on two Tossers CDs. She always impresses me with how prepared she is when going into the studio to record and how detailed her arrangements are. It makes recording so much more enjoyable.

Scott Lucas and Tom Szidon were also there and had great ideas for even more string textures and harmonies. I'm very excited to hear the finished product. It should be available within the next few months.

Keep an eye on their website for more details:

http://scottlucasandthemarriedmen.com

 

Astral/Subastral - Sonic Alchemy

 

Very excited to be part of the 8-Piece World Music band Astral/Subastral. Great musicians and wonderful people. We will be recording a new CD in the next few months and it should be available in January 2012. More details to come...

 

Athas - Traditional Irish Music

 

Just posted a blog about Athas, the Traditional Irish band that I play with. With links to websites, videos, photos and FREE exclusive audio downloads. You can find it all here: athas

 

Additional bio info - heatherlewin

 

For more information on Heather, plus videos, audio, and photos, check out: heatherlewin

 

Fiddleybits - A Blog About All Things Fiddle

 

Check out my blog site FIDDLEYBITS. It contains links to fiddle styles, technique tips, videos, photos and other fiddle (violin/viola/cello) related things: Fiddleybits - A blog about all things fiddle