Heather Luttrell
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Heather Luttrell


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The best kept secret in music


"Grits n' Pulp - Heather Luttrell"

Review of album Grits n' Pulp

On Grits n’ Pulp, Heather lets her real Southern-girl roots show. The album opens with a bluesy a cappella cover of Randy Newman’s “Guilty” that gave me chills. And that’s only the beginning. Throughout the rest of the album, Heather’s powerful voice never falters, mixing the stripped-down folksiness of Ani Difranco with the strength and soul of old-time rhythm-and-blues. Here’s one woman who doesn’t need an overpowering band or a celebrity stylist to make her look good. Her voice sells itself. From rockin’ and fun to soulful and contemplative, Heather’s personality—as well as her amazing talent—always shines through. - Nights & Weekends

"Best Vocalist in a Nationally Syndicated Reality TV Show"

Lately, Heather Luttrell, the lovely, heavily inked rock and blues performer, has been collecting quite a bit of printer's ink for her appearance on CBS' "Rockstar: INXS." So she didn't win the contest; she's a rock star already and one of the best Atlanta performers around. And besides, why should she be stuck singing Michael Hutchence songs at some crappy dive when her own new Grits n' Pulp album is so much better. The single may be "Anything But Me," but when this fiery redhead launches into tunes with titles like "Wild Women Don't Get the Blues (They Just Get Drunk)," she channels Janis, bests Bonnie Raitt and roars like the hyperactive lovechild of Ani DiFranco and Social Distortion. - Creative Loafing (Best of issue) - Atlanta, GA

"Reality Check"

(On Rockstar: INXS) One 27 year old Atlantan Heather Luttrell rocked hard, but was eliminated in the fourth round. The red-headed singer, whose father owns Luttrell Guitars in Decatur, has already gained a growing following all over the Southeast. She has performed with Elton John and Angie Aparo, and OutKast has sampled her vocals. - Georgia Music Magazine

"Rockstar: INXS The 5 Hottest Singers"

(Heather was given a full page picture with the caption:)

Week One Song: "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane

What She Thinks About Onstage: "If I'm wearing high heels, I worry about falling down," admits this red-hot musician/painter, whose uncle taught her to play guitar when she was 7 years old.

Secret to Stardom: "Be yourself - they're here to see you." - Star Magazine (yes, the tabloid)

"Pheonix Rising"

Luttrell's music is packed with rhythm and blues, yet offers her audience a lot more substance than the typical bar musician. "My best friend call me 'music for the thinking drunk.' I try to get the audience going by giving them good lyrics to munch on. I think that there's a shortage of that in the music industry." - Labrys Magazine


Drive it Like You Stole It - live solo 2002
Grits n' Pulp - studio album 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


Heather Luttrell has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember. Having grown up in the company of her father and his band, she would take her naps amidst a pile of instrument cases at numerous live shows throughout her childhood.

Heather started playing and writing her own music very early in life,
sounding music out on the guitar and piano. After cutting her teeth
playing solo shows, she gathered several talented Atlanta musicians to back her. The trio formed Heather Grrrl and the Hungover. The group recorded a live album, and toured throughout the Southeast garnering a loyal and enthusiastic following.

After a couple years with the band, Heather ventured out on her own again, finding that outlet allowed her to be ultimately more creative and self-sufficient. She's developed a very dedicated fan base in the 3 years of solo touring since then. In 2002, Heather released her 2nd album, the live solo acoustic "Drive It Like You Stole It”. Her recent follow-up studio album "Grits n' Pulp", was released in early 2005 and showcases Heather's proven bare bones vocal and guitar combination while enhancing various performances with a full backing band and her own masterful piano abilities.

Everything was developing when, in late March 2005, Heather caught wind of auditions being held to find new singer for INXS. A lifetime fan of the band, Heather grabbed her guitar and went to audition. Auditions were held in 15 cities around the US, Canada, Britain and Australia. 15 finalists, including Heather were chosen to progress onto CBS's Rockstar: INXS. Debuting July 11, 2005, Rockstar aired 3 times a week in primetime slots. Amidst tough competition, Heather was fifth to be eliminated.

Heather has regrouped and is preparing to tour in support of her own music and “Grits n’ Pulp”. Having the benefit of her recent global exposure, she looks forward to what the future holds on her terms. She still enjoys performing solo, but is also joined by a new backing band who performed on her album, giving a solid back to her powerful vocals and melodic style.