Hedreich Nichols

Fourth of July

Happy August 1st, Switzerland!

As the fourth of July is to the Americans, so is the first of August to the Swiss. For our working musician, this “erst – auguscht” will be a working holiday. However, in keeping with the patriotic theme, spending at least a part of the day singing with a Berner, a Solothurnerin and a Zürcher should move Hedreich one step closer to being accent free. Stop back soon for the details or become a part of the Hedreich Nichols youtube and facebook fan community for the minute by minute updates.
Oh, and keep the grill hot. After all that singing she’ll be wanting to ‘get her eat on’…

Pure Americana

Imagine a perfect Fourth of July. A warm summer evening with people of all ages under an open sky dancing, singing, toe-tapping. Picture people of African, Asian, Hispanic, European and mostly–to a greater or lesser degree-of mixed racial descent all listening to a music born of that melting pot: Swing! The Olney Big Band played fiery renditions from some of America’s most beloved composers from the 30s 40s and 50s. Hedreich, the evening’s special guest, peppered OBB’s performance with her rendition of Lady is a Tramp. Her scat solo won her the hearts of the listeners. She rounded out the evening leading the audience in song with these words; “…let us all be grateful for a land so fair, as we lift our voices in a solemn prayer; God bless America, land that I love…” Happy Birthday America from the hedreich.com team.