Garrett Heath

Garrett Heath2022-01-21T17:23:08+00:00

Project Description

Photo credit: Oakwood Photography

Similar Artists: Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim, Joe Purdy

Roots/Americana musician and songwriter Garrett Heath has focused his craft by way of soulful imagery and an honest voice. He’s a proponent of Dostoevsky’s maxim that “beauty will save the world” and often journeys listeners into the mysterious union between joy and suffering in his songwriting. 

Raised with a thorough appreciation of American roots music, Garrett began playing guitar and writing songs in high school. His debut album Whisper in the Dark sparked a tour of the eastern US in 2013. His music was also featured on the 2014 feature film, “Potential Inertia” (OneFishFilms).

RELEASES

“Kingdom Come”
Release Date: June 8, 2021

“The easy, rootsy nature of both Heath’s approach to recording and his lifestyle as a whole is reflected in a collection of songs that are never less than warm and wholly inviting.” – Leicester Bangs

In light of the difficulties shared throughout the pandemic, “Kingdom Come” steps forward into a world full of potential without forgetting the challenges that brought us here. Read more

“The Feast” (Single)
Release Date: July 13, 2021

The single invites a friendly embrace amidst a rural Americana twang of connection and reconciliation. The album, due out July 30, was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell). 

A lilting melody and gospel imagery gather around a table of friends, reminiscing into a rolling and healing swagger. The single enlists a vision where everyone is welcome to come as they are.  Heath says, “At its core, it’s really about a shared sense of belonging and a mutual ‘coming together at the table,’ so to speak. It’s about finding a deeper kind of healing, and it speaks to our deep need for reconciliation in a time of highly politicized division and polarization.”

Kingdom Come 
Release Date: July 30, 2021

“…this is a quiet, simple joy.” – Folk Radio UK

A pastoral quality wooded in Heath’s rural Pennsylvania roots permeates the album, under bedding a tapestry woven within a lyrical tale of the human condition. The album was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell). 

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“The Losing End” (Single)
Release Date: January 21, 2022

The single comes to the listener as a series of short vignettes, each focusing on a unique perspective of daily life in rural America. Each conveys a sense of what it feels like to be left behind by the modern American socio/economic/political complex. It takes on that all-too-common feeling in the rust belt that our best days are behind us, that our lives don’t really count anymore, that even our victories are somehow a loss on the national scale.  

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The Losing End
Release Date: April 22, 2022

 The album features a collection of stories from Heath’s own patchwork of rural rust-belt America, spanning over five decades. The Losing End hits on themes of economic decline, loss of opportunity, socio-political abandonment, as well as the subtle beauty of daily life in rural America. It’s this feeling of loss and cultural scorn that unifies the record and helps one understand what it’s like to be on “The Losing End.” Read more

Bio

Roots/Americana musician and songwriter Garrett Heath has focused his craft by way of soulful imagery and an honest voice. He's a proponent of Dostoevsky's maxim that "beauty will save the world" and often journeys listeners into the mysterious union between joy and suffering in his songwriting.

Raised with a thorough appreciation of American roots music, Garrett began playing guitar and writing songs in high school. His debut album Whisper in the Dark sparked a tour of the eastern US in 2013. His music was also featured on the 2014 feature film, "Potential Inertia" (OneFishFilms). 

Garrett's latest album Kingdom Come was self-produced and recorded at Okiejoke Sound in the woods of rural western Pennsylvania, and was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Pete Lyman (John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile) at Infrasonic Sound in Nashville. 

Americana UK calls Kingdom Come "... an album that speaks to what inspires the best in us, our aspirations for what is truly good and what connects us to each other." And Folk Radio UK calls it "... an album of simple but infectious folksy melodies... sung in a dusty, world-weary voice; this is a quiet, simple joy." 

On the road, Garrett has shared stages with artists such as Brooke Annibale, Joy Ike, The Sea The Sea, Cindertalk, and others. Garrett lives and works from outside of his hometown in rural western Pennsylvania. His upcoming album, The Losing End, will be released on April 22, 2022.

Folk Radio UK

"Top Ten Albums of 2021"- Folk Radio UK

Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK
Americana UK

"Shades of Springsteen surface at times, but Heath’s approach seems kinder, simpler...Given the time and space, the songs may grow with you and offer a release from a restless world."

Americana UK

"Top Ten of the Week"

Danny McCloskey, The Alternate Root

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