"While the tunes that comprise this tight, tasty set are credited to the band, it’s likely not a reach to credit leader/bassist/vocalist Heather Newman for the consistently cut-above phrase turning that shows up in each lyric set, given their abundant first-person character. Showing the same knack here for tasty variation in feel, track-by-track, that Ms. Newman and band demonstrated on 2017’s Burn Me Alive, her sassy, spitfire vocals are back as well and a delight throughout."
-Duane Vehr, Roots Music Report
"Following up an auspicious debut with a set that never heard of sophomore jinx, when you are in the blues, you have lots of source material to work with. This break up album could teach Alanis Morrissette a thing or two about kicking one to the curb---and making sure they stay kicked. Ragingly hot with a noirish edge, if you ever see this blues babe at the malt shop it’s probably because she’s getting ready to burn it down. Totally hot throughout."
-Chris Spector, Midwest Record
After much success with her first Vizztone album, Burn Me Alive, Heather has crafted 13 new originals for her Sophomore release, Rise From the Flames. Follow the link below to pre-order and get her song "Lonely On Beale" instantly!
"With Keith Ladd on guitar, classically trained Ryan Matthew on keys and Cole Dillingham on drums, Newman is clearly comfortable as a leader of the band (more like keeper of the band’s happiness.) Coaxing her guys through songs with smiles and attention, she never misses a beat while doing what it takes to make sure the sounds are on track."
"In the sickness haunting the blues to this day, Heather Newman is just what the doctor ordered. Young, raw, and so unbelievably powerful, Heather brings light to the dark remnants of the blues. While our beloved music has suffered with the loss of so many greats, this artist brings the promise that the blues will survive!"
"The Heather Newman Band is poised to follow Samantha Fish and Trampled Under Foot as the next blues-oriented Kansas City Act to achieve national prominence."
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