Angie Heimann writes earthy, Americana folk songs, belting stirring sagas of damsels in their bliss and distress in a clarion vibrato often likened to Emmylou Harris. The San Francisco Free Folk Festival called her songs “stripped down, sexy little jewel boxes stuffed with ancient mountain magic.” With her upcoming release “Edge of East,” Heimann ushers in the most recent era of her ever-evolving sound—the well-worn patina of Americana present in the last decade of songs with her Mendocino, CA band The Blushin’ Roulettes, with the added polish of a more modern layered musical approach.
For two decades Angie Heimann has graced the underground of American folk- -spending her twenties touring colleges and folk clubs with her early confessional-style folk songs and her 30’s in the insular Americana scene of the remote reaches of the northwest coast, touring regionally with the Blushin’ Roulettes.
The Blushin’ Roulettes’ first two albums, “March Sketch” and “Took to the Country” feature Heimann on vocals and guitar and Kate Stone on cello and harmonies, and Luke Stone on piano. In 2014 the Roulettes suffered the tragic loss of drummer Jubal Stedman and lead guitarist Garth Beckington (known musically as Buddy Stubbs) just before the release of the band’s third album “Old Mill Sessions.” The album gained international airplay, a bittersweet success for the band. In 2017, Heimann joined with Aditi Sethi, Jay Brown and fellow Roulette Cas Sochacki to form NC folk band the Appalucians. In 2018, their debut release “Bright Hills” earned the band a place on AAA/Americana and college charts.
Angie Heimann/the Blushin’ Roulettes have performed at the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival, San Francisco Free Folk Festival, North Bay Hootennany and the Humboldt Folklife Festival, as well as shared stages with the Wailin' Jennies, Wayne the Train Hancock, Big Sandy and His Fly Right Boys, and The Devil Makes 3, and poet John Trudell. Angie Heimann has won songwriting awards in KZFR/Sierra Nevada's Celebration of the Song, Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest, Artists for Literacy SIBL Songwriting Contest, and South Florida Folk Festival. The Roulettes’ video performance of Heimann’s song "Dark of the Wood" was aired internationally on Destination America's "Monsters and Mysteries" series.
Heimann’s latest solo album “Edge of East” tells the story of wildness and domestication, of the worthwhile struggle to maintain a sense of inner depth while rooting into family life. The album, recorded at Farmstead Studios features Heimann on guitar and engineer/co-producer Cas Sochacki on dobro and bass, with guitar/vocals of Jay Brown and Aditi Sethi interspersed with light touches of piano, banjo, and dreamlike stacked harmonies of Heimann’s own voice.