Born in Colorado, raised in Arizona, Heide began violin at age 11 and holds a Masters of Music Performance and Pedagogy from ASU School of Music, where her most influential teachers included Danwen Jiang, Katie McClin, and the late William Magers. Heide studied in New York at Meadowmount Conservatory with Charles Avsharian and Skye Carmen, and in Minneapolis with Sally O’Reilly. Heide’s most influential Celtic fiddling teacher is Randal Bays. She’s performed in many symphonies, and stage orchestras including Trans-Siberian Orchestra, West Coast Music’s Impulse Band, and for renowned artists such as Michael W. Smith, Josh Groban, and jazz violinist Regina Carter. As a Celtic fiddler, she has performed with The Black Donnelly’s and Celtic Nation, Blaggards, Stephen Walsh at Trinity Bar in Dublin, Ireland, Sea Merchants, and The Spirited Lads. In the country music scene, Heide’s highlight performances include performing with TAD Management’s Nashville Gold History of Country Music Show, The Glen Campbell Story and Rhinestone Country, and with DaisyTrain at Super Bowl XLIX Pepsi Hyped for Halftime Concert Series, and as the VIP band for Alan Jackson. Heide maintains a private teaching studio in Arizona and teaches lessons online.
September 19th, 2023 | 56 mins
What famous musicians would we be afraid to piss off?
August 29th, 2023 | 39 mins 21 secs
Recorded on the road shortly after leaving the Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering in Hamilton, Montana.
August 8th, 2023 | 33 mins 58 secs
All four band members are on deck as we prepare to hit the road later this week!
July 25th, 2023 | 44 mins
Blaggards report from the road, recorded en route from Weston, MO, to Little Rock, AR.
July 18th, 2023 | 32 mins 49 secs
The Doors, John Lennon, Bowling for Soup and the Ramones
July 11th, 2023 | 51 mins 34 secs
James Bond, Jerry Reed, Dolly Parton, JAIN and Ireland travel tips
June 20th, 2023 | 36 mins 8 secs
Rory Gallagher, Nils Lofgren, Nerf Herder, Alex DePue, and Beside Bowie: the Mick Ronson Story
May 9th, 2023 | 31 mins 19 secs
Blaggards talk about new podcast ideas, Deep Purple, Glen Campbell and Buddy Holly
April 11th, 2023 | 53 mins 56 secs
Recapping Florida Tour Dates & Remembering our First Van
March 21st, 2023 | 20 mins 57 secs
Blaggards get ready for Paddy's Day 2023 in Aggieland
March 14th, 2023 | 50 mins 44 secs
We recap our tour through Little Rock, Birmingham, Atlanta, Lake Worth, Key West and Punta Gorda.
March 7th, 2023 | 54 mins 36 secs
A report from the road, and a conversation about changes in the music industry