A longtime performer at fundraisers, open mics and parties, Heidi Serwer began writing songs a few years ago, and the results were startling: instantly memorable melodies, keenly observed situations and a big-hearted approach to her characters and subjects. She combined this innate songwriting knack with her sweet singing and nimble guitar playing to debut her fresh-sounding EP, Stranger, in 2014.
Her five-song EP takes you from the heavenly harmonies of the gently rolling “Alone” through the Jayhawks-like crunch of “Hold On To You” to the hypnotic swirl of the closing “Who Am I,” with Serwer’s warm presence carrying you through.
Heidi collaborates with a variety of friends and local musicians, but you can most often find her performing with her good friend and musical partner, Karen Salmon, a Chicago-based folk singer-songwriter. Together they founded their band, Things That Fly.
Listen to The Chicago Singer Songwriter Podcast host Chris Dever's interview with Heidi.
Heidi was also featured in a blog about balancing family, city life, motherhood and creativity. Click here to read it.