Formed in 1999, Heidi & The El Cats take a mello, stripped-down approach to smooth blues and roots music that has one foot planted firmly in the Missippi Delta. We were honored to have Jason Ricci, harmonica virtuoso play on this CD.
The trio has gained popularity throughout South Florida performing at blues clubs such as South Shores, local coffeehouses and at events such as events for the City of delray Beach annual Chilli Cook off and the Blues Diva Showcase. Heidi & The El Cats played the Backwoods Acoustic stage at the prestigious “Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival” and, as finalists, earned a slot at the Sound Advice Blues Festival in November 3 times.
Heidi Jacobsen’ (vocalist) influences include Etta James, Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin. Her sultry voice brings audiences back for repeat performances of their favorite blues standards such as “Stormy Monday”,"Sweet Home Chicago", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", “Walkin’ Blues”,"Rock Me Baby" and “The Sky Is Crying”. Heidi also reinterprets songs such as “Ode To Billy Joe”, Led Zeppelin’s “California” and the Beatles’ “Come Together”, making them uniquely her own. Her first CD, “Volume” was engineered and produced by Cliff Guest, who co-wrote five of the original songs on the album. Their latest CD features original songs such as Steady Rollin Woman and Mexico which are both written by Cliff Guest.
Cliff Guest, the El Cats’ guitarist and also a drummer, has played music all his life. As the backbone of the band, he lays down rock solid rhythms on acoustic, electric and slide guitar. On any given night it’s not unusual to see Cliff with three or more guitars onstage, his favorite being an old 1936 National Style O guitar, to help achieve an authentic blues sound. His influences include Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton as well as blues master Robert Johnson. Cliff also has been active on the music video side of the music industry. Cliff won MTV's "Make My Video" contest for Madonna's True Blue and landed a job at Geffen Records in LA. While with Warner Brothers/Geffen Records, he worked with artists such as Cher, Guns & Roses, Peter Gabriel and Madonna.If you need a music video and want to discuss your ideas with Cliff send him an email at:
Heidi and Cliff live at the Pineapple Ranch in Delray Beach Florida with their black cat Patty and African grey parrot Stanley.To contact Cliff and Heidi email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to thank Cashbox Magazine for having our song, "Steady Rollin Woman" on their charts for ten weeks.
We are currently working on some new material, actually dance music to be released soon. We are working with Greg Kimple out of Nashville on the songs, Cliff is working on the beats on his beat box.
Ode To Billy Joe
Song from the film "Ode To Billy Joe"
Song about gettin away from it all and running away to Mexico.
Quote:Heidi & her boys run off to Mexico. I can taste that tequila & lime . Nice one.
Utopia (Slow Version)
We are all searching for Utopia in these troubled times
Sweet Louisanna melody recalling days gone by.
Review: By Road Movie
This is really pretty and evocative with an almost blissed out serene quality...The harmonicas just lovely and the voice is gorgeous.You can almost picture sitting by the riverside with the sun shining and life being perfect for the 3 minutes this plays.
I'll Make You Love Me Baby
Song that says it all about the female mind
The River Wild
Song about goin back home
A classic song by Led Zepplin.
Yo! Daddy o!
jazzy song about groovin on the high life
A song about being infatuated.
Steady Rollin Woman
Song about a woman that keeps movin even though the world tries to keep her down.
Spirit Of The Canyon (instrumental)
instrumental song by cliff guest
There are alot of evils in the world, in this time of unrest we are all searching for our Utopia.
One way would be to look for the "earthly paradise"—a place like Shangri-La, hidden in the Tibetan mountains and described by James Hilton in his Utopian novel Lost Horizon (1933). Such paradise on earth must be somewhere if only man were able to find it.
Please Baby Please
Song about waiting at the train station for your baby.
Heidi's Sweet Song (Instrumental)
Instrumental song with fantastic harmonica playing by Jason Ricci.
Come Into My Kitchen
Classic song by Robert Johnson
5/30/2009 9:25:44 PM
love your sound! cool, very cool!
2/21/2009 1:48:47 AM
ya doing the blues real proud. Your in my kitchen gal. Congratulations on CD.
2/11/2009 5:29:30 PM
awesome -Utopia is getting closer!!
9/8/2008 4:00:19 AM
Louisianna is such a beautiful song and your voice is beautiful.
Thank you for that wonderful comment.
Jerry Butler Country
8/29/2008 12:30:52 AM
Hi Hiedi .. thanks for coming by and leaving the kind words and the invite .... if I ever get down that way I'll for sure look you guys up ... Would love to see you play live ...
Keep Rockin' !
3/25/2008 1:02:28 AM
Great to see you on indiemusicclips.com Heidi :-)
You can also upload the files directly from your hard drive too. That way, you'll get better picture quality and MUCH better sound quality and in stereo :-D
3/4/2008 10:04:42 AM
Thanks for stopping by my page and for your support.
I just added Louisianna to my Top 20 station. I love it!!! You have a superb voice :-)
I'm looking forward to seeing more of Cliffs work too.
2/3/2008 1:06:08 AM
Hello ... Heidi and The El Cats ... Great stuff !
2/1/2008 4:33:58 PM
Ginger Root: Very invigorating, eat a slice each day, will make you feel better.
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