Chicago Singer-songwriter Heather Styka releases new album
Heather Styka, Chicago-based singer-songwriter, will be releasing her 2nd full-length album, 'Lifeboats for Atlantis,' on Friday, October 7th, 8:30 pm, at The Store, 2002 N. Halsted, Chicago.
When Styka began writing songs at thirteen, the Chicagoland folk music scene provided supportive venues, such as the renowned Two Way Street Coffee House in Downers Grove. One decade later, she has garnered the approval of folk veterans such as Tom Paxton, was selected to perform as part of the juried showcase at Folk Alliance Regional Midwest (FARM), and has been interviewed twice on Tom May's nationally syndicated program, "River City Folk." In 2009, she won the Big Top Chautauqua Songwriting Contest and had the chance to open for Suzanne Vega. Styka has received airplay from Alaska to Australia, including on WFMT's famed folk show, “Midnight Special.” And Chicago musicians may recognize her as the former host of “SongCircle:
The release of Lifeboats for Atlantis marks the culmination of two years of touring, writing, and recording. “Wanderlust and the life of a songwriter go hand in hand. When I finished my degree [at DePaul University], I knew it was time to hit the road. And then hit the studio,” she adds. In the tradition of contemporary folk and singer-songwriter music, Lifeboats for Atlantis features acoustic instrumentation, with Styka's lush and breathy vocals hovering over guitar, piano, cello, violin, upright bass, dobro, accordion, and percussion. “[Styka] has crafted fourteen excellent songs infused with metaphor and introspection,”
2002 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Friday, October 7 at 8:30 pm
21+, no cover