Rob Heath / Christie Simmons
FEBRUARY 17, 2023
Edmonton-based singer/songwriter Rob Heath is first and foremost a storyteller. He has a keen eye for observance of the human condition and an ardent ear for putting it all to music.
Rob’s songs run the gamut from: whimsical, skeptical, explosive, introspective, hopeful, heart-rending, brooding, clever, and all of them brutally honest. Accolades include first place in the Calgary Folk Music Festival “Songwriter Contest”, winning the New Folk competition at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival, and winning a Canadian Radio Music Award for “Songwriter of the Year”.
I’m Christie — a born-and-bred, Calgarian with 3 kids, 1 over-sized, over-hairy dog, a fine husband and a large, untamed and loving family (well, a lot of them love me!). I am lucky that music has always been my faithful companion. As a songwriter it’s my challenge and delight to write music that speaks to the joys of the mundane and the magical and to the soft underbelly of life. I have been raised among colourful characters, visual artists and writers who knit a lifeline with their words. They, and Alberta — this magnificent province I call home —permeate me and shape my songs.
TIM WILLIAMS / THE LOST PROSPECTORS | CABOT'S CROSSING / LEANNE LIGHTFOOT | JOHN WORT HANNAM / THE BACKYARD BETTIES | HORIZON RIDGE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL / CAROLYN HARLEY | MERCAT CROSS / GAN AINM & PIPER | ROB HEATH / CHRISTIE SIMMONS | CELTARA / BRIAN VOLKE | JAMES GORDON / HORIZON RIDGE | SINGER'S NIGHT