Heartsfield has toured the United States in each decade since the 1970s, having performed 5,000 shows for millions fans at fairs and festivals, stadiums, colleges and universities, clubs and bars, private parties, and in the streets. Having released 12 albums, sold millions of records, and helped pioneer the Americana-based Southern Rock/Country Rock music for which they are known, their shows are full of fun, up-tempo, foot- stompin’ music that gets the crowd involved, singin’ and dancin’ away.
The band delivers on its promise of hot pickin’, strong vocals, rich harmonies, driving rhythms, great songs, triple lead guitar work, and smiles from the stage, which have allowed them to last over four decades and still continue to please audiences with their growing catalogue of hits.
Having been signed by Mercury Records and later, Columbia Records, Heartsfield has produced numerous radio favorites and had Billboard charted records. Among them are “Music Eyes,” ”Shine On,” “Here I Am,” “The Only Time I’m Sober Is When You’re Gone,” “I’m Comin’ Home,” and “Racin’ the Sun.”
In the book, Counting Down Southern Rock: The 100 Best Songs, our song “Another Man Down” is listed and our self-titled album, Heartsfield, is listed as number 32 on the “100 + 1 Best Southern Rock Albums” list.
Our shows focus on our many hits and fan favorites, as well as a few covers of well known songs by groups with which we toured over the years such as The Doobie Brothers, Stephen Stills, Creedence Clearwater, and other well known acts.
On the following pages are examples of our recordings, press coverage by music industry critics and luminaries, and examples of Heartsfield’s performance history. “Country-rockers Heartsfield emerged during the '70s halcyon days of that genre. Heartsfield were known for their vocal harmonies and layers of rootsy instrumentation and have been credited with influencing such monster '90s acts as the Dave Matthews Band and Phish. The group was also known for their grueling, Grateful Dead-like touring ethic, which saw them playing 300 shows a year (And, like that aforementioned group, Heartsfield also had a propensity for extended jams.).”
Excerpt from author, Erik Hage on AllMusic.com
Heartsfield continues this jam-band musical tradition performing all shows live with amazing extended improvisational performances by all 5 band members. Fans are appreciative of the true musical creativity unlike many acts that are performing to recorded tracks of cover songs. Guaranteed to get your toes a tappin’, your smiles a growin’, and the fun a rollin’
For five decades, Heartsfield has been playing and recording some of the best Americana-based Southern/Country/Folk Rock music the nation has heard. One of the pioneers of these genres and having sold millions of records over the years, Heartsfield performs a mix of their classic hits and adds to each show new songs from more recent albums.
With the release of Heartsfield’s album, Here I Am and the charted single of the same name, Heartsfield has come full circle. Here I Am was nominated for the Top Album of the year by leading radio station, WXRT of Chicago, IL. The album has also been named Midwest Album of the Year by nwi.com.
This release and the earlier release of Disrupting the Country has continued the creativity shown by Heartsfield over the years. Heartsfield has recorded songs, toured, and shared the stage with notable acts (see the following page) that span the breadth of several genres to please your audience, including those that would be categorized as: – Southern Rock – Country Rock – Country – Classic Rock – Folk Rock – Americana
Heartsfield presents a show that includes original songs from our catalog of over 130 songs that have been recorded on our 12 albums, as well as select covers of songs from those with whom we have performed over the years that fit our musical style. We will work with you to focus our performance to ensure your audience enjoys the show with a blend exceeding expectations of musicianship, song quality, and fun. You will find that Heartsfield is professional and reasonably priced for your fair, festival, or event. Heartsfield has shared the stage with many artists:
.38 Special Little Feat Allman Brothers Little River Band America Loggins & Messina Asleep at the Wheel Loretta Lynn Los Lobos Bachman-Turner Overdrive Heartsfield has performed at many Clubs and Concerts: Bottle Rockets Los Lonely Boys Buckinghams Lyle Lovett Ambassador Theater, St. Louis, MO Jenny’s Southside Tap, Mokena, IL Charlie Daniels Band Lynyrd Skynyrd Arcada Theater, St. Charles, IL Leo and Leona’s, Bangor, WI Chris Hillman Marshall Tucker Band Arrow Sports Club, Weston, WI Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL Commander Cody Michael Martin Murphy Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL Navy Pier, Chicago, IL Corky Siegel Montgomery Gentry Cheers, Midlothian, IL Odeum, Villa Park, IL Creedence Clearwater Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Chord on Blues, St. Charles, IL Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO Cryan' Shames Outlaws, The Clark Place, Stevens Point, WI Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO Dave Mason Ozark Mountain Daredevils Copernicus Center, Chicago, IL Otto's, DeKalb, IL Dickey Betts Poco Country Club Hills Theater, Country Penny Road Pub, Barrington, IL Dixie Dregs Pure Prairie League Club Hills, IL Pub Pilots, Wisconsin Rapids, WI Doobie Brothers REO Speedwagon Duck Room/Blueberry Hill, Reggies Chicago, Chicago, IL Earl Scruggs Santana St. Louis, MO Rock Island Brewing Company, Elvin Bishop Sara Evans Durty Nellie’s, Palatine, IL Rock Island, IL Eric Clapton Sea Level Downtown Merchants' Assn, Roundhouse, Aurora, IL Firefall Stephen Stills Mokena, IL Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI Fleetwood Mac Steve Miller East Town Saloon, Grand Rapids, MI Space, Evanston, IL Genesis Styx FitzGerald's Nightclub, Berwyn, IL Stage 83, Lemont, IL Guess Who, The Tammy Wynette Four Stools Short, Stonecutters, Lemont, IL Jesse Colin Young Ted Nugent Wisconsin Rapids, WI Sullivan’s, Mundelein, IL Jimmy Buffett Trace Adkins Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, IL Sundance Saloon, Waukegan, IL Joe Walsh Vassar Clements George’s Tavern, Racine, WI Tailgaters, Bolingbrook, IL John Waite Waylon Jennings Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, IL Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, IL Journey Wet Willie Groucho's, Chicago, IL Wildhorse Saloon, Kansas Willie Nelson Highway 61 Roadhouse, Wisconsin Rapids, WI Kiss Wishbone Ash Webster Groves, MO Wildwood Springs Resort, MO Leftover Salmon ZZ Top House of Rock, St. Louis, MO We have performed at many Fairs and Festivals:
Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival, Frontier Days, Arlington Heights, IL Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chicago, IL Lesterville, MO Geneva High Reunion, Geneva, IL NIU-Eastern Michigan Football Game, Beecher Independence Day Festival, Harvard Balloon Fest, Harvard, IL Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL Beecher, IL Heritage Fest, Downers Grove, IL Northwoodstock, Bend, WI CarJam, Earth City, MO Hickory Hills Summer Concert, Oak Lawn Concert Series, Oak Lawn, IL Chatham Sweetcorn Festival, Hickory Hills, IL Orland Days, Orland Park, IL Chatham, IL HSNights, St. Charles, MO Pig in the Pines Rib Fest, Chicago Country Music Festival, Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL St. Germain, WI Chicago, IL Iowa-Northern Illinois Football Game, Pride of the Fox RiverFest, Country Jam USA, Eau Claire, WI Soldier Field, Chicago, IL St. Charles, IL Crestwood Fest, Crestwood, IL KHIT's Rock 'N CholesterRoll, Taste of Chicago, Chicago, IL Dancin’ in the Streets, St. Louis, MO Waterfront Festival, Rockford, IL Clarendon Hills, IL LarryFest, LaFarge, WI West Chicago Railroad Days, Down Home Fest, Mokena, IL Loons on LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI West Chicago, IL Earth Day Jam, Rock Island, IL Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, WI Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO
Radio and TV: Press Coverage: KDHX St. Louis, MO KFAI Minneapolis, MN All Music Guide KHITs St. Louis, MO Americana UK KHTK St. Louis, MO Billboard KMOX St. Louis, MO Chicago Reader KSHE St. Louis, MO Chicago Sun-Times MeTV FM Chicago, IL Chicago Tribune RADIO QUER, Karlsruhe, Germany Cosmic Debris RADIO TERRA MARINE, LaRochelle, France Cover Magazine WAXX Altoona, WI Crain’s Chicago Business WBSD Burlington, WI Daily Egyptian WCCO Minneapolis, MN Declaring Independents WDML Mount Vernon, IL Denver Post WGN Chicago, IL Drum Magazine WKLH Milwaukee, WI Flipside WLAV Grand Rapid, MI Gritz Magazine WLS Chicago, IL Illinois Entertainer WLUW Chicago, IL Midwest Beat Magazine WPKM Mantauk, NY Milwaukee Sentinel WPKN Bridgeport, CN Rock and Reprise WQRL Benton, IL Rolling Stone WRXX Centralia, IL Southbound Beat Magazine WTTW Chicago, IL St. Louis Post Dispatch WVLP Valparaiso, IN Star Newspapers WWHP Champaign, IL nwi.com WWSP Stevens Point, WI WXRT Chicago, IL To see and hear more about Heartsfield, including video and photos, please go to: www.heartsfield.com www.facebook.com/heartsfieldband
Heartsfield music is on Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, Pandora, Google Music, and most Internet radio stations
Visit http://www.heartsfield.com/heartsfield_spotify_music/ to hear Heartsfield’s free song sampler on Spotify
For booking information, contact: Dick Reck BSA Heartsfield 128 Hillcrest Avenue Hinsdale, Illinois 60521 312-307-8030 [email protected] www.heartsfield.com
Selected photography by Daniel M. Reck, forzandoArts, at https://forzando.art
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