Heather Pierson is a prominent pianist and multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. Her songs touch many genres including folk, jazz, Americana and blues and often examine issues of the heart. She has released eleven CDs of original music and has a new full-length recording to be released in summer 2019. Born in the rural town of Galeana, Kansas, she listened to diverse musicians such as The Allman Brothers, Kansas, Cream, Beatles, KISS, Cat Stevens, Mario Lanza, Jose Feliciano and Anne Murray in her youth and played her father’s old Selmer clarinet along with Pete Fountain and Woody Herman records. When she turned five, Ms. Pierson began playing the piano, which became her main calling. In early adulthood she performed as a keyboardist, vocalist, and percussionist for Shambhala (who once shared the stage with Paul Winter). She has released several New Age CDs and Onward & Upward (solo instrumental piano dedicated in memory of her father) and an acapella showcase Honor The Light; 2001’s vocal chant collection We All Have A Song; and 2003’s keyboard/percussion/wordless vocal collaboration with fellow Shambhala member Alfred Lund, called Between Lives. In 2010, Ms. Pierson released Make It Mine, mastered by Grammy award winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and several more solo records.
In 2015, Ms. Pearson burst upon the national scene with her acoustic trio which features Shawn Nadeau on upright bass and Davy Sturtevant on various instruments including the guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle and cornet. In 2017, Ms. Pierson launched Musical Meditations project, which included improvised piano music for meditation and mindfulness. In 2018, she and singer/songwriter Bernice Martin released a songbook and companion CD, Heart Songs & Circle Songs, which has been performed by various church and hospice choirs all over the world.