Friday, October 9th, 2015
The Back Room
at Cat's Cradle      SOLD OUT
Wyatt Easterling opens

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Saturday, October 10th, 2015
The Back Room
at Cat's Cradle      SOLD OUT

Wyatt Easterling opens

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Sunday, October 11th, 2015
The Back Room
at Cat's Cradle
      SOLD OUT
Wyatt Easterling opens
40 YEAR REUNION

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Tim Hildebrandt

Carter Minor

Robert Hudson
HEARTWOOD FANS:

Tim Hildebrandt will be performing on Saturday February 26, (7:30) at the Blue Note Grill in Durham, NC for his CD release party. He will be joined by Heartwood alumni Carter Minor and Robert Hudson as well as Dwight Little on bass and Dave Youngman on keyboards, guitar, and sax. They will be playing tunes from his latest CD, Back Where I Belong and will also be playing several Heartwood tunes.

Tim has been performing and recording music throughout his life, but first and foremost he is a songwriter. Born in Woodstock, NY Tim grew up in a military family and traveled the world until settling in North Carolina. Tim's songwriting reflects the breadth of his musical career from soul to country rock. He signed his first recording contract in 1973 with a group called Heartwood and released three albums. The third ‘Nothin Fancy’ was produced by the legendary Paul Hornsby who also produced the Marshall Tucker band and Charlie Daniels. While with Heartwood Tim shared the stage with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Delbert McClinton, Jerry Jeff Walker, Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements, David Allen Coe, Asleep At The Wheel, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Steve Martin and many others.

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                                                            NOTE: PROOF OF VACCINATIONS REQUIRED TO ATTEND


About The 2015 Heartwood Reunion Shows



Heartwood performs
"Boogie Woogie Cooking"

Image by Mike Lewis
Video by George Johnson


Look who's on Grant's Lounge Wall of Fame
Video by kind permission of WGXA Macon, GA.

Heartwood was on WUNC-FM's
The State of Things with Frank Stasio

Listen to their segment here.
Image by Joanne Martin

Heartwood Members

Heartwood formed in Greenville, NC in early 1972. The band was originally called The Band from Clayroot which was a little crossroads outside of Greenville. They recorded their first album in a studio in Bailey, NC. It was at that time that they changed their name due to pressure from the record company that was concerned about the 'obvious' sexual connotation of the word clayroot.

They played throughout North Carolina. Just after releasing the album, it was bought by GRC Records based in Atlanta. Their new A&R guy decided that the record should be re-recorded at their new studio in Atlanta. They went in the studio and recorded all the tracks and the 'new' Heartwood album was released. Their management company, also located in Atlanta started booking them in Georgia and Alabama so much that they decided to move to Athens, GA. to be closer to their record company and the new area of gigs.

Their 'third' album, "Nothin' Fancy", was produced by Paul Hornsby who also produced all the early albums by Charlie Daniels and The Marshall Tucker Band. With Charlie Daniels and Toy Caldwell (lead guitarist for Marshall Tucker) scheduled to appear on their next album, the future looked bright. By a strange twist of fate, the same day this album went on sale, Lynyrd Skynyrd also released an album titled Nuthin' Fancy which was spelled differently and Billboard Magazine had full page ads for both albums in the same edition. 

The band toured extensively from the Southeast to the Southwest, opening for groups such as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Earl Scruggs Review, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Mother's Finest. They went on two album promotional tours. The first tour took them to several towns in Texas including jobs where they opened for Asleep at the Wheel, David Allen Coe and Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys. The second tour found them back in Texas and then off to L.A. for a Billboard talent showcase to get a national booking agency contract. Unfortunately no booking contract followed and they found themselves playing more and more back in North Carolina.

Heartwood moved back to the Triangle area of North Carolina. With the somewhat sudden demise of their record company, coupled with years of constant touring, the band decided to bring things to an end and pursue other interests and disbanded in August of 1975.



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