Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:39 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Applause for beautiful music




On Sunday, a fortunate audience heard the original jazz songs of Heidi Jo at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Heidi Jo sang from her heart at the piano, ably backed by Marjolein Cardon on bass, Colin Tolman on drums, Caressa on guitar and Johnny B on accordion/piano. The beauty of Heidi Jo's voice lifted us to a different plane.

Though the room was warm, chills ran up and down my spine. Many in the audience were musicians. I believe I speak for all of us in saying that Heidi Jo is one of those rare artists, like Loreena McKennitt, whose distinct, unique voice as singer and songwriter encourages us all to develop our authentic voices in full honesty. If you sing it, they will come.

Thanks to Homer and especially to Asia Freeman for this remarkable, talent-nurturing arts community. A rare bird has landed among us, and if you have the opportunity to hear Heidi Jo, I hope you enjoy her singing as much as we did.

Lindianne Sarno

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