May 12, 2009

Blind Pilot, Maker’s & me in Chicago


When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, I was able to combine business and pleasure into a few exceedingly lovely musical moments.

In addition to catching the sold-out Blind Pilot show at Schuba’s, I was also invited to come see the band record an intimate session for the superb HearYa Sessions. As we all shared a bit of Maker’s Mark in the late afternoon (and what better time for it, I might ask) Blind Pilot spun some pretty striking renditions of tunes from their debut album Three Rounds and a Sound, one of my recent favorites.

The Story I Heard (live on HearYa) – Blind Pilot

Get the rest of the session for free here.

Also, the HearYa guys shot fancy multiple-camera video of this same song which you can watch on their site but (like a tourist) I love this version because it’s mine.

Blind Pilot is on tour in the coming months with The Hold Steady, Counting Crows, Akron/Family, The Decemberists, and Andrew Bird, as well as playing Lollapalooza and Outside Lands in SF. Whew.

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  • Hey Heather,
    I’ve really been enjoying your site since I discovered it a week or two ago. I see you made your way over to Schuba’s a bit ago for Blind Pilot. I wish I was there.

    Anyway, if you’re able to make any trips back to Chicago, I’d love to provide you with a ticket to a huge indie arts and music festival I’m producing there on June 13 call I AM FEST. The details are at or

    In the meantime, keep it up! What part of Colorado are you in? I worked at Radio 1190 up in Boulder from 2004-2007 and was the GM in 2007.


    Andrew Coate — May 12, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

  • ahhh. . .schuba’s. . .great venue. . .just had the privilege of seeing iron and wine there last nite. . .

    chris — May 14, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

  • ohhhh, that must have been AMAZING. so jealous.

    browneheather — May 14, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

  • These guys are amazing.. Their Hi Dive show in March was one to remember..

    ColoradoAlan — May 16, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

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    go on and say it — June 8, 2009 @ 9:26 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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