Heidi Winzinger

Heidi Winzinger

 Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA
SoloFolk

Heidi and The Genies - Countrified Folk Rock with a Gypsy Twist! Heidi, Sharis and Mir bring together their unique folk and country original styles for a unique and entertaining show with plenty of harmonies and energy.

Heidi Solo - Like some toe tapping Pop, creamed into good old Folk, topped with Rock and all baked up and presented by one of the finest singer songwriters you will ever hear.

Biography

Heidi & The Genies - Countrified Folk Rock with a Gypsy Twist!  Heidi, Sharis and Mir bring together their unique folk and country original styles for a unique and entertaining show with plenty of harmonies and energy.  

Sharis a well defined casual hippy from California with years of girl band experience came home to New Jersey and met Heidi Winzinger, a lifelong South Jersey girl concentrating on songs related to weird New Jersey history, dogs and farming who both met Mir Stavola a Slovakian Mountain Folk Singer who concentrates on gypsy music.  Together, they are "The Genies" and create a show which is diverse and original, but peppered with a few old time American tunes folks can sing along with. 

Heidi solo - A native Jersey girl, Heidi was influenced by old time Country music her father loves. As she developed her own taste, it included everything from Johnny Cash to Neil Diamond and Pink Floyd.

With a dream to work her own farm, Heidi studied agriculture in college while continuously nurturing her love of singing and writing. Today Heidi preserves farmland in New Jersey, is a proponent of supporting local agriculture and an advocate for animal rights and rescue.

She writes songs which combine her influences of Folk, Country, and Rock in her own unique style. Telling stories of women losing themselves to their jobs, the loss of farmland to development, the friendly feeling a snow day brings, celebrating a beloved dog and the fabled Jersey Devil.


Lyrics

Honeysuckle Dream

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

I lived on the air
Hangs so close to you
Surround with your sweet
Fragrantly retreat

And you’re like a Honeysuckle dream
Keeps me awake
Beneath the tangled vines
Await the night’s release

Lured with promises
Pregnant lips receive
Drink of honeyed dew
Hallowed offerings

And you’re like a Honeysuckle dream
Keeps me awake
Beneath the tangled vines
Await the night’s release

Bridge:
But poison lingers
Under covers of cream

Jersey (Don't Kill Me)

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

Moonlight crawls across the black of night
Labored breathe, you rest, under the pitch pines
Four hundred years are wearing thin
Kirkwood-Cohansey poised to drink you in

Bemused by your need to journey on
A spell of low smoke sweetly caresses you
Divine fragrance drives you to the point
Nostrils flared, the smell of kin blood yeah...

chorus:
Jersey don’t kill me
Jersey don’t kill me
Rewards unclaimed for you alive or dead
Men still hunt you down across this barren land
Immortality slipping away
But here behind my door your resurrection lay

Blood spilled from Red Bank to Barnegat
Searching for the cure with every crimson drink
Believing your kind to be extinct
But now the 14th child reveals herself to you

Chorus

Like you, death has walked on past my door
But decay has put its mark on you
And I’ve had time to hone my sorcery
And now I share with you our immortality

chorus

Last Farm

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

The last farm in our town is goin’ down
The auctioneer called til’ it was all gone
Some of us made a fuss
But they say “it’s just progress”
Now there’s boxes in a row
Where sweet corn used to grow
The last farm in town is goin’ down

The last farm in our town is goin’ down
They’re clearin’ all the land and breakin’ ground
Such is the farmer’s fate
Right here, in the Garden State
Now there’s no more rows to hoe
If there ain’t no crops to grow
The last farm in town is goin’ down

Bridge:
I wonder what becomes of this the land?
If all the generations don’t take a stand
Acre by acre it gets lost
Under concrete foundations and black asphalt

For the last farm in our town is goin’ down
The woods falling off the old farm stand
You’ll have to drive way out of this town
To see a plow tillin’ the ground
Cause the only crop around here
Is cut with a riding John Deere
The last farm in our town is goin down

Freedom Rings

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

Black water in the Delaware
Tangled ice and frigid air
Starving men row hard and strong
On the prayers of Washington

Freedom Rings
Oh

Cannon balls and shattered glass
Patriots surprise attack
Battle cries on Christmas night
Victory whets appetites

Freedom Rings
Oh

Wiping blood off the floor
Wash away the signs of war
Guns that brought them to terms
Sons and men who won’t return

Freedom Rings
Freedom Rings

Independence
Independence, Day

Freedom Rings

Queen of Atlantic City

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

They watched as she arrived
The lady in white
Every man wanted her
The first of her kind

And the King, kept her for his own
Hand in hand, they ruled his seaside thrown

She was the Queen of Atlantic City
She was made of concrete and steel
And they worshiped her
And they worshiped her

But the King disenchanted
Became restless
Blinded by the lies of
A sparkling Princess

Twisted truths, faithless friends
Black fate sealed, with a stroke of her King’s pen

bridge:
Silence fell over the square
As they laid her down
And with one swift strike
They watched her fall

Repeat Chorus

Midway Avenue

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

1935 a starry night
Moonlight on a glassy river
Stretched out on her wooden deck
A boy grows up with the tide

1946 a house
Built strong with a young man’s dreams
Two blocks from the family
Just a mile from the river

And he was the Captain of Midway Avenue
Friends came from all around on Sunday afternoons
Bourbon and orange juice
Stories of your youth
Living in this river town

Now silence lives in every room
Among the boxed up valuables
Load it all out in a truck
And put a for sale sign up

But you’re still the Captain of Midway Avenue
And I’ll miss you most of all on Sunday afternoons
Bourbon and orange juice
Stories of your youth
Living in this river town
Living in this river town

Annie

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

I prayed to God to put words in my mouth
If I could have said something to turn you around
But every chance I get, my tongue is all tied
Now I've come here to make it up to you
And I'll be real clear so you can see right through
This tough exterior that hides what's inside

chorus:
And if you could just hear me out
I want to tell you everything and relieve your doubts
Cause this is me asking you
Annie won't you come home
Oh, Annie won't you come home

It's the fire inside when your in my arms
The heartache when your gone too long
It's the feel of your skin against me at night
It's you singing in the shower while I'm lying in bed
Talking to you while you get dressed
And how good you look in just your jeans

Chorus

Bridge:
The world ain't right without you here
Won't you come back to me oh Annie, Oh Annie

Chorus

Madeline

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

Verse 1:
She still wakes up way before dawn D G
Got a list of chores five miles long
Grabs her robe and lights the stove for the coffee pot
Takes two cups off the shelf but then puts one back

Chorus:
And sometime she swears she sees him standing there C G
The sweet sound of his voice floating through the air C G
Calling “Madeline, could you give me a hand here please?” Em G
Could you fix an extra lunch for the new farmhand Gene? Em G
Oh, Madeline, Calling Madeline Em G

Verse 2:
Noon time the sun shines down on rows of fresh cut hay D G
She stacks the bales alongside the men till’ then end of the day D G
Scrapes the mud off her boots and leaves them at the door D G
Pays some bills and make a list for the grocery store D G


Chorus:
And sometime she swears she sees him standing there C G
The sweet sound of his voice floating through the air C G
Calling “Madeline, could you give me a hand here please?” Em G
Have you seen my satchel full of Sunflower seeds? Em G
Oh, Madeline, Calling Madeline Em G

Verse 3:
At night she sits tight in his old porch chair
A cool breeze blows over her like fingers made of air
The moon and stars light up the yard reflecting on this place
She wonders how without him now she’ll keep up this pace

Chorus:
And sometime she swears she sees him standing there
The sweet sound of his voice floating through the air
Calling “Madeline, could you give me a hand here please?”
Oh, Madeline, Calling Madeline

Bridge:
For thirty years they worked to make a home here C A
She hears him say “you’ll never be alone dear” C A
And she still hears him, yeah she still hears him C

Chorus:
And sometime she swears she sees him standing there G D
The sweet sound of his voice floating through the air C
Calling “Madeline, could you give me a hand here please?” Em G
Oh, Madeline, Calling Madeline Em G

Another Perfect Day

Written By: Heidi Winzinger

Go to bed and wake up
Coffees on grab a cup
Good bye dear and have a nice day
Wake the kids make them lunch
Comb their hair love you a bunch
School bus pulls out the driveway

Oh la la la la la
Everybody’s on their way
Oh la la la la la
Another perfect day

Folding warm laundry
Iron out every crease
Hang it up carefully
Vacuum every corner
Wipe the dust off every shelf
Do everything meticulously

Oh la la la la la
Everybody’s on their way
Oh la la la la la
Another perfect day

But what’s that hollow feeling?
That follows you through the day?
From the grocery store and your manicure
it just won’t go away

So you put the kids to be early
Candlelight a special night
His favorite wine and your new dress
Telephone rings, big project working late
He’ll make it up to you again

Oh la la la la la
Everybody’s on their way
Oh la la la la la
Another perfect day

Discography

"Snow Day" 2007 - covered by WXPN Philadelphia, Whole Wheat Radio Alaska, BBC Radio Straphsire England, Peelgrass Radio Netherlands and more

"Honeysuckle Dream" Released February 2011 by Trespass Music

"Jersey" EP - Released May 2012 (songs about New Jersey)

Set List

Heidi performs as part of "The Genies" or solodepending on the venue and needs. Contact Heidi for more details: Heidi@HeidiWinzinger.com or 856-630-9700