Kiya Heartwood

is creating Songs, Compositions,Poetry, Musicals and Performance Art

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Every month, I'll have a Patreon-live chat with all of you awesome $3+ patrons, plus all previous rewards.You'll also get a VIP ticket to a show of your choice. You will be thanked on all future CD's and other projects where appropriate.
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You can commission a song for yourself or your love ones. You pick the style, theme and I'll deliver a song for you recorded and turned into an mp3 with lyrics. The appropriate songs may be recorded on future Kiya Heartwood CD's.

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About

Kiya Heartwood is an award winning, American, roots rock and folk singer-songwriter who recently returned from touring with her band, Kiya Heartwood and Tejas in Ireland and the UK. Kiya is also the Artistic Director of the People's Orchestra of Austin and the National Women's Music Festival Folk Orchestra. She composes songs, choir and orchestra pieces as well as performance art worship services.Kiya also writes poetry, sermons and musicals.The UK's Broadway Baby describes Kiya Heartwood (Stealin Horses, Wishing Chair) as "an award-winning American singer-songwriter who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famous legends of America." Kiya's music "serves up a lively batch of original songs that follow on to two of the oldest traditions of folk music: storytelling and political broadside." Kiya's latest CD, Palo Duro is now available. Kiya makes her happy home in Austin, TX with her wife, Rev. Meg Barnhouse

 As a lifetime touring artist and activist, Kiya knows that the music is constantly shifting away from the standard touring model.The challenges of staying healthy and happy in a climate of high travel expenses,free downloads and closing venues require new paths and outreach. Thriving artists who can make a basic living can focus on making better art. More community oriented, online, LBGT and feminist oriented projects will wither on the vine without a group of far seeing supporters who want to back this work. Patreon offers a new way to build strong community between artists and patrons where both can mutually benefit.
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Currently Kiya is directing, arranging and composing for The People's Orchestra of Austin. Two 10 week seasons with weekly rehearsals, sectionals and lessons. The first concert is December 13th, 2016 at 7 pm

 Kiya is writing and recording a full length CD of all feminist oriented singer songwriter songs by Fall 2017. The working title is Sister Stand.

Kiya is working on a performance art worship service with Rev. Meg Barnhouse around a winter Hecate theme.

Finishing a choir commission for The Quire. ( East Iowa LGBT Chorus)

Teaching Vocal Bootcamp, Major and Minor Scales, Home Recording and Alternate Tunings through Girl Guitar.

Performing in area prisons and assisting with Young Offender workshops with Truth Be Told.

Preaching, singing, teaching and performing The Gaia Psalms and Afri-Kin  on short solo tours through the end of 2016 and into the spring of 2017.

Organizing the 2nd annual Texas Women's Music Festival June 2017.
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