Behind the Spotlight: Heather Newman Band

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 13:05:11-04

The love of blues grew in Heather's heart from a young age where she was fortunate enough to participate in the BluesEd program based out of her hometown, Omaha, Nebraska.  

Heather began to teach herself how to play guitar, eventually booking acoustic shows around Omaha. Her songwriting turned towards folk, but she couldn't seem to shake off her blues roots. After a few years of performing on her own she began to look for musicians with whom she could share her passion. The search brought her to Kansas City in 2015 where she wrote, toured, and recorded with another well known KC based band as the rhythm guitarist and vocalist.  

At the beginning of 2017, Heather made preparations to begin building an empire of her own, not only with a new instrument in tow but a new band as well. The Heather Newman Band had their debut at legendary Knucklehead's Saloon.