“Heath has produced an album that speaks to what inspires the best in us, our aspirations for what is truly good and what connects us to each other.” - Richard Phillips, Americana UK
Roots/Americana musician and songwriter Garrett Heath has focused his craft by way of soulful imagery and an honest voice. He's a proponent of Dostoevsky's maxim that "beauty will save the world" and often journeys listeners into the mysterious union between joy and suffering in his songwriting.
Raised with a thorough appreciation of American roots music, Garrett began playing guitar and writing songs in high school. His debut album Whisper in the Dark sparked a tour of the eastern US in 2013. His music was also featured on the 2014 feature film, "Potential Inertia" (OneFishFilms).
Garrett's latest album Kingdom Come was hailed as a "Top 10 Album of 2021" by Folk Radio UK, and was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, etc.) at Infrasonic Sound in Nashville.
Americana UK calls Kingdom Come "... an album that speaks to what inspires the best in us, our aspirations for what is truly good and what connects us to each other." And Folk Radio UK calls it "... an album of simple but infectious folksy melodies... sung in a dusty, world-weary voice; this is a quiet, simple joy."
On the road, Garrett has shared stages with artists such as Brooke Annibale, Joy Ike, The Sea The Sea, Cindertalk, and others. Garrett lives and works from outside of his hometown in rural western Pennsylvania.
-Folk Radio UK (Top 10 Albums of 2021) 'Kingdom Come'... "I was blown away... it inevitably brings to mind the stripped back work of Springsteen, Prine and Dylan in both the music and Heath’s cracked and plaintive world-weary voice... These songs of searching for hope and salvation will touch your spirit." https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2021/12/mike-davies-top-10-albums-of-2021/
-Americana UK (Album Review) 'Kingdom Come'... "Heath has produced an album that speaks to what inspires the best in us, our aspirations for what is truly good and what connects us to each other." https://americana-uk.com/garrett-heath-kingdom-come
-Lonesome Highway (Album Review) 'Kingdom Come'... "a very interesting collection of songs and proof of an undisputed talent... the messages of hope and love across these songs appear to come from a place of peace and belief in what lies above and beyond this mortal coil." https://www.lonesomehighway.com/music-reviews
-Folk Radio UK (Album Review) 'Kingdom Come'... "an album of simple but infectious folksy melodies and songs about truth, faith, hope, pain and salvation, played in a simple, unfussy style and sung in a dusty, world-weary voice, this is a quiet, simple joy." https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2021/07/garrett-heath-kingdom-come/
-MusicTAP (Exclusive Premiere) 'Kingdom Come'... "A pastoral quality wooded in Heath’s rural Pennsylvania roots permeates the song, while taking the listener on a journey of the human condition...." https://musictap.com/2021/06/07/exclusive-single-premiere-garrett-heath-kingdom-come/
-Americana UK (Feature Track) 'Kingdom Come' https://americana-uk.com/garett-heath-kingdom-come-searching-for-the-truth
-The Alternate Root (Top 10 Songs of the Week) 'Kingdom Come' http://www.thealternateroot.com/topten072121.html
-The Folk Pilot (Weekly Radio Feature) 'The Feast' https://dealradio.co.uk/artist/the-folk-pilot/
-Americana Daily (Exclusive Video Premier) 'The Feast' https://www.americanadaily.com/2021/07/garrett-heath-feast.html
-Explore Clarion (Feature) 'Kingdom Come' https://www.exploreclarion.com/2021/06/11/knoxs-garrett-heath-releases-new-folk-single-album-coming-soon/
- Leicester Bangs (Album Review) 'Whisper in the Dark'... "The easy, rootsy nature of both Heath’s approach to recording and his lifestyle as a whole is reflected in a collection of songs that are never less than warm and wholly inviting..." http://leicesterbangs.blogspot.com/2013/08/review-garrett-heath-whisper-in-dark.html