Long Haired Country Girl - Pass the Jam Series





Rooted in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, she draws her inspiration from the wild and rugged landscape that she calls home; from the rivers she wades in, and from the small town working life she leads
    
With her use of traditional instruments, kinetic foot percussion and old-time lyrics, she puts herself into the category of Roots and Blues, with a just a hint of Old Time and Bluegrass.
   
She has recently incorporated playing electric lap steel into her live shows where she fuses her love of Blues and Bluegrass together into a Rock and Roll, one woman performance.  

With the help of an upgraded Boss loop station, an octave pedal and a pair of handcrafted Butter Box Cajons set up as a kick and a snare drum, she can recreate a sound that could only be accomplished before with a three-piece band.  

Using distorted slide guitar and foot drums to cover bands like Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, CCR, Muddy Waters and Jimmy Hendrix,  she has taken her solo shows to a whole new level.  

She has played alongside some of the best musicians in East and West Kootenay’s and over the years has developed a multi-instrument, musical diversity which she brings to every musical project and performance. She has developed a style that is truly unique and a reflection of who she is.
 
From delicate stories of love and loss, to tongue-in-cheek murder ballads, to Rock and Roll covers that gets the crowd out of their chairs dancing, she writes from the heart resulting in a degree of authenticity seldom seen in a live performer.




Additional Links

Heather Gemmell

Butter Box Cajons - Live from the workshop

Heather Gemmell and Keith Larsen-One Light Town

Podcast episode 

 

 

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