Hailing from northern Ontario, and currently residing near Hamilton, Heather Valley comes to the Iron Horse Main Stage for the first time!
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.
Though this is her first time on an Iron Horse stage, Heather is no stranger to St. Thomas. She recently visited to record a video for her song Lovejoy, as the third featured artist in local production Firebox Sessions.