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Heather Kropf

Portland native Heather Kropf, now based in Pittsburgh PA, has forged a reputation as a talented, dedicated songwriter and performer, producing albums with attention to subtle and spacious detail. Her training in classical piano shines through as she deftly weaves Americana and jazz influences into indie pop songs that capture the complexity of modern living, the awakened soul, and romance.

Her fifth album Lights was recorded with Nashville producer/multi-instrumentalist Lex Price and features an all-star cast of players. Anchored by her warm and inviting tone, Price develops Kropf’s signature sound of natural, understated indie pop, but with new insight, a soothing atmospheric palette, and emotional conviction. Each song is a story that deepens in meaning and musicality over time, gaining power from restraint and rewarding the listener who pays attention.

Kropf performs live on a regular basis, opening in recent years for Kim Richey, Jill Barber and Eileen Ivers, and showcasing at WFUV John Platt's On Your Radar series at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

I write songs to make the act of living more conscious, the ever-fascinating art and craft of seeing through sound, the reminder that a nuanced world exists, the exploration and acceptance of polarity: love and fear, surrender and escape, the far edges and the way back. We don’t have to be hardened by the world. I write to create a more tender space for myself and for those who want to listen.
— Heather Kropf