Songs from Those Days
Kent Heckaman's 2008 sophomore release departs from his previous instrumental album to pull together a beautiful, ethereal album incorporating dreamy melodies and sultry lyrics. Acoustic guitar, piano and cello mix with the strong vocal performances of the amazing Kate Myers...and also featuring Karin Bergquist (from Over the Rhine) on one song. REVIEWS: 'Kent Heckaman reaches to a musical part of the soul we all try to reach and it's done while keeping a sound that is fresh...the music is timeless and that's a quality not easy to come across...there is nothing negative to be said about this disc.' A&R Select, June, 2008 "Kent Heckaman's album Songs From Those Days has a dreamy, ethereal quality to it and sparkles with classical sensibilities...The haunting voices of youth bring stories to life on this album...I just love the smoky, sultry feel of Kent's acoustic piano along with the edge of Kate Myers in a stellar vocal performance." Rachel Sedacca, Indie-Music.com, July, 2008 "Pianist Kent Heckaman takes a leap towards prominence with the release of his second album, Songs From Those Days...follows the Santana archetype with Heckaman laying the framework and structure, creating a gentle balance with the whispery vocals that float alongside his keystrokes....masterful musicianship and piano-centric aesthetic are complimented by the record's genuine and soulful feel." Trevor Dye, ReviewYou.com, June, 2008 "I recommend this album to anyone that thinks...While I keep a file of everything that is sent to Guaranteed Reviews, I don't usually keep the music in my personal rotation - but I'll be doing exactly that with Kent Heckaman's Songs From Those Days." Steve Perry, GuaranteedReviews.com, June, 2008 "Fans of Tori Amos and Norah Jones will find much to like here, as Heckaman displays a lot of the same ambient melancholy as those artists...a well-produced indie project" Michael Ehret, The Daily Vault Music Review Magazine, June, 2008.