Angela Rose Heimann

Angela Rose Heimann

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Award-winning songwriter/guitaress Angela Rose Heimann belts her sweet and sultry ballads of damsels in their bliss and distress in a vibrato often likened to Iris Dement and Dolly Parton. She hails from Caspar, CA and fronts the nationally touring americana/folk band The Blushin' Roulettes.

Biography

Award-winning songwriter/guitarist Angela Rose Heimann hails from the Mendocino Coast and delivers old-time tunes with a modern twist deeply rooted in feminine perspective. Angela belts her sweet and sultry tunes of damsels in their bliss and distress in a vibrato often likened to Iris Dement and Dolly Parton. She often tours with her Caspar, CA based band the Blushin’ Roulettes.

Angela has earned herself a few ribbons in countrywide songwriting contests, including KZFR/Sierra Nevada's Celebration of the Song, Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition, Artists for Literacy's SIBL Project, and South Florida Folk Festival.

In 2009 and 2010, the Angela and the Blushin’ Roulettes have had the pleasure of performing at venues such as the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival, The San Francisco Free Folk Festival, the Humboldt Folklife Festival, the Caspar Inn and the Sierra Nevada Big Room. They’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with other artists such as the Wailin’ Jennys, Hot Buttered Rum, The Devil Makes Three, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, Cosy Sheridan, Laura Love, Michael McNevin and John Trudell.

Angela’s solo album “Bootlegs and Backsides” (2006) features delicately intricate vocals, sparsely-layered instrumentation, and intimate, poetic lyrics. The Blushin' Roulettes have released two full-length albums “March Sketch” (2009) and “Took to the Country” (2010) which have received steady airplay and earned the band an ever-increasing following in northern California and southern Oregon.

Blushin’ Roulettes Quotes
“Their songs are stripped down, enthralling, sexy, little jewel boxes stuffed with ancient mountain magic. “
-The San Francisco Free Folk Festival

“Like a jugband visited by fairies!” –Peter Viehover, Revival Tent Soundman, Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival 2010

Lyrics

Skeleton Woman

Written By: Angela Rose Heimann

Skeleton Woman
By Angela Rose Heimann
Copyright C and P by Angela Rose Heimann

Skeleton Woman had died her death alone
Deep into the ocean sank the brittle bag of bones
Hope of love had left her like the last long gasp for air
Broke the quiet surface until she didn’t care

Under the ocean, deep below the sea
She scraped the murky bottom and upset its rich debris
Many fallen souls had sunk there to their deaths
And she lied upon this bed of the strangest nutrient

Come on baby look at me I’ve grown as old as time
I come to you from the dark and deep, though I am not unkind
Come on baby, look at me I’m tangled in your line
The water we’re in is wide and deep and who knows what we’ll find

What was he thinking? What did he think he’d find?
The lonely wrinkled fisherman casting out his line
It would be half true to say he never asked for this
Meddling in waters filled with strange and ancient fish

Come on baby look at me I’ve grown as old as time
I come to you from the dark and deep, though I am not unkind
Come on baby, look at me I’m tangled in your line
The water we’re in is wide and deep and who knows what we’ll find

What was she thinking? You know it’d be a lie
If she said she hadn’t seen it in the corner of her eye
The hook that caught her up and brought her ripping through the blue
All of us are liars say we haven’t seen it too

Come on baby look at me I’ve grown as old as time
I come to you from the dark and deep, though I am not unkind
Come on baby, look at me I’m tangled in your line
The water we’re in is wide and deep and who knows what we’ll find
The water we’re in is wide and deep and who knows what we’ll find

Discography

"Bootlegs and Backsides"- Angela Rose Heimann Solo
"March Sketch"- Blushin' Roulettes full band album
"Took to the Country"- Blushin' Roulettes full band album
"The Day Pigs Fly"- 3 song Duets EP by Angela Rose and Cas Sochacki

+All discs receive regular airplay locally and regionally in the pacific northwest and on a spattering of folk/americana shows across the nation and internationally. You can hear a live radio podcast at www.khum.com.