Wild Blue

Heather Lingle

There is a good story and a lot of heart in each song on Heather's new album, Wild Blue. Truly American roots music, this album encompasses heartache and conquest that reflect the rugged independence of the West. Good times and bad. Triumph always.

There is a song for everyone on this album, from the rockabilly tune "Aunt Marty's Cadillac" to the endearing love song "We Love Deep". The title track "Wild Blue" and "Misery is Over" are triumphant songs about surviving very hard years and escaping to a better life. Lose yourself in two deeply felt waltzes, "Meme's Story" (co-written by Lingle's 87-year-old grandmother) and "A Diamond for You" written by Heather for her mother after she barely survived the swine flu following weeks on life support. But, the tears don't come without laughter! "Crazy Feeling" written by Heather's husband, John Emeigh, is a hilarious take on a modern-day outlaw tune. Finally, for those who enjoy a somber Celtic-esque number, be sure to escape to a dark room for "Shaken Me". The upright double bass, played by Heather's step-dad, will draw chills up your spine. Dig in and turn it up! And, if you are so inclined, please write a review!

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Montana Turns to Snow

Heather Lingle

Heather had to play this song several times before she could get through it without crying. It is for those who have lost a loved one before their time. Sometimes it is the saddest songs that bring us the most comfort.

Written by John Emeigh and recorded in Nashville, TN. Produced by Bo Barber and Heather Lingle with sound engineering by CaptainBo

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Welcome to Blue Town

Heather Lingle

Lively Times selected "Welcome to Blue Town" among top Montana-made albums of 2015.
A true Americana sound created during a long period of depression and a struggle with alcohol. This is the real deal.

"Heather Lingle, Blue Town: Butte singer/songwriter engages her husky alto pipes on original alt-country tunes with dandy musical accompaniment. She shows off her spot-on country inflections to boot, and can sing with the best of ‘em." - LivelyTimes.com

Selected among Top Montana-Made Albums of 2015! - https://livelytimes.com/2016/01/montana-made-music-2015/

Here is the review: "Butte singer/songwriter Heather Lingle has album number two out. The Texas-born musician wrote all of the songs except “First Snowflake,” by John Emeigh, and co-wrote the title tune, “Blue Town,” with her grandmother, Dorothy Lester. If it’s not obvious her family is musical, her cousin, Cowboy Slim Rinehart, was one of the first “Singing Cowboys” of the 30s and 40s.

Lingle possesses a powerful alto akin to Stevie Nicks or Miley Cyrus, even displaying the husky shades of Tanya Tucker. She credits Willie and Waylon, Pasty and Dolly, and who could forget Elvis, among influences. She also sang in an a cappella group, and it shows in her good tone. You can’t hide behind instruments when you sing that stuff.

Dad Floyd Luker plays bass and sings harmony, and producer Mark Iwaniak plays everything else on the album: acoustic and slide guitars, bass, banjo, keyboards, percussion. So they’re actually a trio, but Iwaniak makes it sound like he is many people.

The title track, “Blue Town,” is a slow waltz that starts with a nice guitar riff. “Man of Mine” is a pretty belt-buckle shiner, a loper with lots of guitar effects that could cross over into many genres.

Lingle wails on “The Kitchen,” a quick jitterbugger, and “Are We There Yet?” is a bluesy country rocker with nuances of the Muscle Shoals sound. It shows off Lingle’s spot-on country inflections.

On “Melancholy Stew” Lingle sings long sustained notes and bends her voice every which way, while Iwaniak plays a potpourri of cool guitar licks. “The Melody” has a mid-tempo country flair with “yeah yeahs” and clinking banjo, and what? An accordion riff. Nice! This gal can sing with the best of ‘em." ~Mariss McTucker, LivelyTimes.com

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Coyote Beauty

Heather Lingle

This debut album from Heather Lingle reached #19 on New Music Weekly's National Indie Chart and appeared on Japan's Real Country Top 200 in 2012.

Coyote Beauty was a collaborative project with her friend and producer, Bo Barber in San Antonio, TX.

Heather Lingle was born and raised in the small ranching and farming community of Early, TX. She showed an early interest in singing, dancing and acting, and performed publicly for the first time when she was three years old. She holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, and a Master of Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM. After her college career, she moved to Montana and immersed herself in the performing arts; once again singing, teaching dance and acting in local theaters. Heather bought her first guitar and started writing songs in 2008. Heather has an exceptional way of connecting with the listener through her music. She has often been compared to Emmylou Harris. Heather’s songs will make you raise your glass to Americana!

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