“Some songs are conceived and born quickly. And some of those songs, like ‘Yesterday,’ are game changers. But other times, you’ve just got to work and work and work. You’ve got to sculpt the songs into the little pieces of perfection that you are absolutely positive they are meant to be. That’s exactly what it would seem Kevin Heider has done with his ambitious double-album, The Spark…It’s an album that really couldn’t be born outside of the American experience.” (TheEqualGround.com, 8/28/13)
Kevin Heider’s versatile indie-folk/rock sound is coupled with a lyrical form that explores — from the heights to the depths — what it means to be human. In July of 2008 Kevin was personally selected by Ingrid Michaelson as the winner of Gibson’s The Way I Am contest on MusicNation.com. It was a seminal moment in his decision to pursue a life in the arts. (*Read Ingrid’s congratulatory note to in the photo gallery below.)
Perpetually honing his skills in the visual and sonic arts, he has traveled and toured extensively as a singer-songwriter, performer, recording artist, and producer. His work has appeared in film documentaries, theatrical productions, television shows, and commercials, and has taken him all over the world. He currently resides in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio with his wife and two daughters.
Since the release of his first solo acoustic album in 2009, he has gone on to release a debut full-length studio album, two EPs, and a double album [called The Spark] featuring 22+ original songs. His solo releases to date include:
US | 2015 | a 5-song EP about love
THE SPARK | 2013 | a double album (2 discs)
READY, SET, BECOME… | 2011 | a 6-song EP about family
THE SALZBURG REVOLUTION | 2010 | debut full-length studio album
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN | 2009 | debut solo/acoustic/piano album
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