The HEARTSTRINGS name derives from the intrinsic, unrelenting pull of Americana music–a “Heartstring” is, by definition, 1. a nerve once believed to sustain the heart, and 2. the deepest emotions or affections.
Several years ago I came across a handful of emerging musicians (such as the Tallest Man on Earth, Joe Pug and Gregory Alan Isakov), whose music continues to command more from listeners than the mainstream. I could not approach their songs easily, simply because they demanded more attention. Perhaps it’s the gritty, genuine tone to their voices or the chilling strum of every string. Whatever it was, I felt wholly invested in their sound and never looked back.
After completing my Masters in English Literature and putting my pursuit of a PhD. on temporary hold, I delved deeply and wholeheartedly into the music editorial world (including for Bill Scorzari‘s debut album, Just the Same). It was then that I decided to spend my free time doing as they say, “what I love most,” because this is definitely it.
What you can expect from Heartstrings Magazine in the near future is a fully-functioning editorial website, chock-full of Americana news, album reviews, concert/festival reviews & announcements, playlists, musician resources and above all, love.
If you are interested in contributing to the magazine, whether it be your writing, a question or suggestion, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.