#147 – Heidi Newfield and the Barfly Sessions

#147 – Heidi Newfield and the Barfly Sessions

On this episode of The Business Side of Music, we talk with singer/songwriter Heidi Newfield, who was one of the founding members of the award-winning and chart-topping group Trick Pony. We discuss her career, along with her exciting new solo project “The Barfly Sessions”. On the album, she includes such collaborators as Randy Houser, Jim Lauderdale, Delbert McClinton, Kenny Vaughan, Mickey Raphael, and Waylon Payne.

After recording three albums while fronting Trick Pony, charting eight singles, and branching out for her first solo project with the platinum-certified smash “Johnny & June,” Newfield knows her way around a studio … and a stage. A bold stylish and true entertainer, she greets peers and fans alike with her small frame, big voice, friendly smile, and hug. Sharp and well-read, she knows herself and her audience. She would probably be voted most likely to not give a damn about anything but the music by a stunning collection of collaborators and co-writers which shows on The Barfly Sessions.  

Newfield co-produced The Barfly Sessions with Jim “Moose” Brown who, in addition to being a hit-making songwriter and producer, is known for playing Hammond B3, guitar, and as the bandleader of Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band.

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Artist: Heidi Newfield & Delbert McClinton
Single: The Blues Is My Business
Album: The Barfly Sessions
Composer: Todd Cerney, Kevin Bowe
Website: www.heidinewfield.com

Artist: Heidi Newfield
Single: When Heaven Falls
Album: The Barfly Sessions
Composer: Heidi Newfield, Chris Stapleton, and Trent Willmon
Website: www.heidinewfield.com

Artist: Heidi Newfield
Single: Whiskeytown
Album: The Barfly Sessions
Composer: Heidi Newfield, Leslie Satcher, Al Anderson
Website: www.heidinewfield.com