Top US honky-tonk artiste Heather Myles will be performing at the Clickimin Bowls Hall on Saturday 6th March. The show is the latest to be promoted by Shetland Country Music Club.
Born in 1963 in Riverside, California, Myles got her musical inspiration from a background as diverse as herself growing up on a ranch in California.
She was immersd in the sounds of country music at a time when legends were born, with the voices of Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams all playing a large part in influencing her as a songwriter and outstanding performer.
Additionally it was the sound of her father’s ukuele and her grandpa’s old Scottish bagpipes that have been responsible for shaping her into the artiste she is today. Her family, originally from Scotland, settled in Canada and eventually migrated to southern California where they operated a ranch speciallising in the breeding and training of race horses. Myles thought she might follow this profession but her extraordinary talent for music and her powerful voice would soon lead her to a much different track.
Now after five CDs and several years touring the world playing honky tonk and opening shows for big American names, she is poised for stardom and takes the stage now as one of those stars.
Myles is currently on a short tour of the UK and Netherlands and has found time to visit Shetland. Supporting her at the bowls hall show will be popular local trio The Wisharts.
Tickets, priced at £15, are available now from the Shetland Box Office at Isleburgh Community Centre on (01595) 745555. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.