CLAIRE HEYWOOD is a singer-songwriter with a smoky, emotive voice and "thoughtfully measured lyrics and melodies." (Westword)
A longtime creative writer, Heywood quietly explored the crafts of vocal performance and songwriting for two years before beginning to play sets in small listening rooms, mostly in connection with Colorado's literary / arts scene.
In late 2017, Heywood met producer and studio owner Joshua Olsen at Syntax Physic Opera's open mic. They teamed up to record her first release with a full band, who gathered to record over the course of six months at Third & James Studios.
Heywood released The Wind, It Howls independently in March 2019. 303 Magazine called the record "a deeply personal — yet unequivocally relatable — account of love and loss, redemption and healing."
"Her mature vocals and thoughtfully crafted lyrics make it hard to believe that Heywood has only been seriously pursuing songwriting for the past few years. With such a strong introduction to the music scene, it’s clear that Heywood’s is a voice that refuses to go unnoticed."
Listen to The Wind, It Howls or see Claire Heywood & her band live at Ophelia's Electric Soapbox in Denver September 21.