When you think of the blues, real blues, you think of the Delta. Names like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Son House… grizzled of men with hands like a pair of ancient snakeskin boots, hardened from a lifetime of trials. That image is about to change.
Heidi Holton is turning heads with her mastery of one of the deep South’s oldest – and often male-dominated – traditions. At once authentic and utterly modern, her fresh take on blues standards are nothing short of a revelation, and her songwriting shines just as brightly. Following in the foot steps of guitar-slingers like Memphis Minnie and Rory Block, Heidi Holton is making a name for herself in the blues community.