I recently picked up the latest Some Girls album, Crushing Love. While I’m only about a week into listening to it, I’m not really impressed with it as a whole. The one song that did catch my ears the first time through was a tune penned and sung by Heidi Gluck.
That, paired with 3hive’s recent discovery of some of her solo work, brought me back to The Pieces, a band that Heidi joined back in 2001 with Vess Ruhtenberg and Devon Ashley. Unfortunately, The Pieces are no longer together. Their website has also expired, but you can read a bit about them and pick up the scent at MusicalFamilyTree.com. The Pieces played minimalist, soulful, rhythm-driven rock and had one of the most unique sounds I’ve heard.
Listen: The Pieces – Lauren
Heidi played in a number of bands (Heidi Gluck and The Accessories, The Pieces, The Only Children, Some Girls, etc.) as well as on her own. I’ve always been pleased with her kind of mellow, Midwestern pop-country style. “On My Own Again” is just that kind of song; melodic, pensive with a light brush of banjo.
Heidi’s personal site has expired and is now a link farm. For information on Heidi’s musical life, visit her page on MusicalFamilyTree.com.