Friday, September 04, 2020
Steinway & a Sandwich
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Grab your lunch and enjoy Steinway & a Sandwich!
September's Steinway & a Sandwich is a virtual performance.
Tune in on our Facebook Page to watch Genevieve Heyward live stream her performance during Steinway & a Sandwich.
Adept at both guitar and piano, Genevieve writes the songs she sings, songs firmly rooted in the contemporary, with faint hints of tendrils running deep toward the influence of old footsteps. She’s opened for Grammy winners, and shared the stage with national touring acts and performers who have written songs for some of the biggest names in music. A fixture of local café open mics, Genevieve cut her teeth performing, playing in front of both small handfuls and crowds of thousands. She’s as comfortable with Tin Pan Alley as she is today’s teen pop, and tells you with a voice built to bewilder – equal parts soft and smoky, and smooth as fresh Wisconsin butter. It’s a warm and natural sound, absent of pretension and imbued with an honesty that affirms the beneficent nature of her music. Genevieve said it best herself – “I want to play music because people seem to like it, and that makes me happy.”
Heyward and her band The North recently came back to the states after doing her first headlining tour in Scandinavia promoting her EP, ‘The River’. A true trans-atlantic collaboration, The River includes Wisconsin-based Norwegian multi-instrumentalist & producer Marcus Trana (Painted Recordings), Guitarist Nick Hoover (Deathfolk) and a handful of guest appearances from both American & Norwegian musicians: Eric McFadden (George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars), Greg Roteik (Wifee & the Huzzband), Grammy/Spellemannvinner Kjetil Steensnæs (The Cardigans, Darling West), Thomas Johansson (Cortex, Friends & Neighbors) & Joseph Sheehan (Bascom Hill).
The Ep’s title track “The River” was co-written by Pat MacDonald, whose songwriting credits include collaborations with Cher, Keith Urban, Imogen Heap, Stewart Copeland of The Police and Peter Frampton.
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