TGS PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - EDDIE HEINZELMAN
"Off the Hooke" from his CD Hey, Songwriter
TGS Spotlight Player from April 2017
RECOMMENDED BY: John Haring, Executive Producer
EDDIE HEINZELMAN is an in-demand session musician/sideman who has performed with some of the biggest names in Country and Americana music, and currently plays guitar, mandolin, and sings background vocals with hit singer/songwriter and Country artist, Radney Foster.
A native of Brookville, IN, Eddie began performing professionally at the age of 13, quickly establishing a reputation as a premier and versatile guitarist around the Cincinnati, OH area working with regional and national acts in various genres from Country to Rock to Jazz and Classical music. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music's Jazz and Studio Music program, Eddie formed the country band, Durango, with his brother and released an EP, 'Closer To Home' that was featured in the CMT Dance Link video series. Soon thereafter, he moved to Nashville, TN to focus on writing songs and began playing guitar on sessions and in concert with other singers and songwriters.
His extensive resume includes performing with a variety of artists, including Jazz legends, Joe Henderson and Norris Turney, Opera star Barbara Daniels, Pop star Tiffany, Broadway star Michelle Pawk, and Contemporary Christian artist, Jason Crabb, along with a literal "Who's Who" of Country, Bluegrass, and Americana artists: Radney Foster, Darius Rucker, Kelly Willis, Ricky Skaggs, Jack Ingram, Chase Bryant, Larry Gatlin, Billy Yates, Mary Gauthier, Darden Smith, Bill Lloyd, Julie Roberts, Vince Gill, Deana Carter, Darryl Worley, Gene Watson, Jeannie Seely, Collin Raye, T. Graham Brown, Jimmy Fortune, Moe Pitney, John Berry, Ty Herndon, Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown, Buddy Jewell, Marty Raybon, Rhonda Vincent, Dailey & Vincent, George Ducas, Leona Williams, Jimmy Payne, LuLu Roman, George Hamilton IV, Jeff Bates, Sherrie Austin, Ray Scott,John Rich, Jeffrey Steele, Noel Haggard, and many more!
A dynamic and charismatic performer whose versatility and experience as a musician enhance his songwriting talent, his debut album, "Hey, Songwriter" is available February 17, 2017.
Visit Eddie Heinzelman's website at www.eddieheinzelman.com
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