An album of eleven original songs by poet and novelist Steven Heighton, The Devil's Share emerges from an alchemical bath of blues, rock, folk, country, soul, and Americana. It was recorded at the Post Office Studio, Wolfe Island, Canada, and produced by Hugh Christopher Brown. For complete lyrics, visit Wolfe Island Records or Bandcamp.
WOLFE ISLAND RECORDS ARTIST SITE: wolfeislandrecords.com/stevenheighton/
Also available on all major streaming platforms. CDs are now available through Wolfe Island records/CRS Europe.
“Steven Heighton's songs and voice truly resonate with me. They give me a sort of 'Where have you been all my life?' feeling.”—Ron Sexsmith
“A stunning debut . . . The Devil’s Share fuses the maturity of a veteran poet’s work with the luscious tones and textures of a musical savant . . . [It] attests that the best songs, like the best poems, emerge from the duet of heart and brain taking the stage together. The Devil’s Share is a masterpiece.” —Ira Israel, Thrive Global/Good Men Project
“Deeply moving . . . Following the poet-songwriter paths of kindred spirits like Leonard Cohen and Kris Kristofferson, he also [draws] on wider influences like Tom Petty, John Prine, Bob Marley, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Patti Smith and Robbie Robertson.” —Record World (US)
“A beautiful debut.” —Chris White, Canadian Spaces/CKCU-FM
“A personal favorite is the jaw-dropping 'Six Months at the Worst' . Over an upbeat Springsteen-esque blue collar-rock tune, Heighton sings about the horrors of sexual assault and rape culture with direct references to the infamous Brock Turner case . . . Like songwriting legends Leonard Cohen and Kris Kristofferson, Heighton seamlessly incorporates his poetry into his music.” —Mattie Elliott, Music Mecca
“This beautiful album . . . [contains] echoes of Dylan and Cohen, yet there's a very fresh and new sound to the whole thing.” —Larry Beckwith, THE FUSE
“A terrific blend of folk, rock, and blues built on the foundation of Heighton’s tender-yet-searing poetry.” —Nathan Gallagher, Queen’s Journal