Heather Mae and The Make Believe will be performing on Saturday, June 2nd @ 8-9 pm. Come on out for an uproarious folk-pop adventure that is sure to please your ears!
Focus on Heather Mae's lyrics and you will sense her honesty in each line. Whether about lost love, wanting to change the world, or a secret love affair, she writes from a place of truth; but not for herself, for her listeners. The best feeling is hearing from a fan that her music helped get them through a tough time. She remembers listening to Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me" for the first time and thinking: "She gets me". Now Heather Mae writes every line with that moment in mind…hoping to provide that same experience for her own listeners. She has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Ingrid Michaelson. However, her harmony packed songs (expect to hear up to six in each tune) have gained her comparison to groups such as the Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons.
In 2010, competing against nearly 500 contestants across the US, Heather Mae's folk arrangement of Ingrid Michaelson's hit single "Everybody" won her Third Place in the Ingrid Michaelson "Everybody" Video Contest. "I received so much support from my family, friends, and fans. That was the moment I knew I could make this dream of mine happen."
Since then she has released a self-recorded EP, appropriately titled, "Gonna Be Alright". "I had just gone through a breakup and was feeling incredibly low. I woke up from a dream where my ex and I were back together but this time he was the man I had wanted him to be. The only thing I could do was pick up my guitar and start again." Six songs later, the last of which was the title song "Gonna Be Alright", she had her first EP.
In October 2010 she began her epic daily songwriting challenge "One Year of Songs" where she wrote AND recorded one song, every single day, for a year. She is quoted as saying to the Huffington Post: "Before starting this project, I would sit with a song for months, years even, waiting for inspiration to hit me," Heather admits. "'One Year of Songs'" has taught me how to brew creativity on the spot. Not every song I write is going to be a hit, but in writing both good and bad songs, I've realized it's the fact that I'm doing it that matters." And she did! Heather Mae successfully wrote 365 songs (actually, 366…she started a day early!) in 365 days and ended her project by writing and recording her last song in the Grand Canyon!
She is currently selecting her favorite songs from her project "One Year of Songs" and plans to begin recording in early 2012.
Heather Mae currently resides in Washington D.C but performs wherever her music takes her!