Celebrate with me!

Hi there, store

I don’t know about you, but I have, at times, been guilty of forgetting to celebrate things. I will often move right on to the next thing and I’m not sure if I don’t think I deserve to enjoy a moment or have a party (ouch!), but lucky for me, I’ve learned from friends, family & other cultures that it’s WAY OKAY to celebrate and that ANY excuse is a good one! :) Oh good!

Given the cold weather (for some of us, even more of a reason), this February, I invite you to find a reason to celebrate (whatever you want: Valentine’s day, your birthday, the fact that you have heat during this cold winter or whatever you could possibly be exuberant about!). And, if you want, share the reason below in the comments (I’d love to know both what and how you plan to celebrate).

I’m thinking maybe we can spread some warmth around hearing about what other folks are relishing and choosing to bring to the forefront of their awareness!

I also invite you to join me anytime between Feb 13th-22nd in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Maine, Seattle, or via Livestream (see below) in the comfort of your own home where we can celebrate whatever you want… old memories, that we survived this winter, fill in your reason here _______ with old and new songs!

Here’s a little video I made of some memorable moments from when Black Notebook and Give In came out, 10 and 12 years ago (was it that long ago?) because I thought it would be fun to celebrate their release anniversaries (why not?) on Feb 15th with a show at Club Passim playing all of those old tunes!

Black Notebook & Give In Anniversary Video

Please join me for an evening of music, delicious food, tea, wine or beer OR if you prefer, cuddle by your home fire and join us via Livestream! Details below…


Feb 15th 5pm


(plus songs from Honeycomb & Blazing Red)

For tickets, visit http://www.clubpassim.org.

For the Livestream, visit http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/3058-anne-heaton.

Feb 15th 8pm


For tickets, visit http://www.clubpassim.org.

For the livestream, visit http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/3059-anne-heaton.

Celebrating is like saying, “Yes I like being alive and I’m not waiting for a better moment!” Come as you are and don’t forget your boots!


PS: At the NYC and NJ shows I’m supporting one of my favorite songwriters and one of my dearest friends, Melissa Ferrick!

Check out the tour dates page for details!

Happy New Year and a new song!

Happy belated New Year and here’s a new song that may be called “Sunday Nights” or it may be called “Dream Big.” Either way, may you dream big (if you want to) in 2014 and then have fun taking all the little steps along the way! Hope to see you somewhere out there in our beautiful country.

This weekend, I’m playing in Alexandria, VA, and next Thursday we play at EvanstonSPACE, followed by two shows in Michigan that weekend (one at The Ark in Ann Arbor). Not so far ahead, in February, I’ll be playing two shows at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. One is a CD Release Show for the new album, Dora, (oh I’m so looking forward to sharing this new music with you, truly, you don’t EVEN know), and the other is a show celebrating the album release anniversaries (10 and 12 years!) of Black Notebook and Give In, so bring all your old school requests! This is seriously old school. ;) (Seriously.) Other shows are upcoming in NYC, NJ, and Maine.

Please NOTE: The Seattle show on February 8th has been rescheduled for Friday, February 21st. All tour dates are here: http://www.anneheaton.com/tour.

I wanted to write that bit about dreaming big and the follow up steps because well, I’ll admit it, I’m often one of those people who has an idea (or a few at once) and then five minutes later, I’ll say to myself, “Anne, you thought of this five minutes ago, if you didn’t already make it happen BY NOW, obviously you never will.” It’s kind of a mean mentality. But when I can witness it with a little space, it’s actually pretty funny. This is why I like to say that I prefer when the Universe keeps me on ANTKBO (A Need To Know Basis Only) in terms of next steps. That’s a weird looking acronym but I think I could still get into it. ;) May you have a great 2014 and a beautiful day!

URGENT – Baltimore show cancelled!

Just a quick note to let you know that tomorrow night’s house concert in Baltimore is cancelled. However, all reservations for this show WILL be honored at the show Saturday night in Alexandria, VA, so if you had reservations for Baltimore, please come to Alexandria! Any questions? Please comment here or email the address on the contact page. Thanks!

The latest

Hello there lovely friends!

I’m writing to you from a coffee shop called “The Rock House” in Wilmette, IL (yes it’s true) to let you know that early next week, I’ll be playing shows in Brooklyn, Boston, Marblehead, Burlington, VT, and New Hampshire! I’ve promised myself that if I communicate this to you this evening, I will allow myself to watch the second half of Immortal Beloved (yes, the movie about Beethoven). Not much of a reward you might be thinking, but for some reason, it’s doing it for me right now. ;-)

This is my first tour on which I’m bringing both of my girls. I’m really happy that they get to be with me. We will be moving at a slower pace and stopping to smell the roses along the way so please come say hello – we definitely won’t be in a hurry. :)

I had such a ball teaching songwriting to high school students at Camp Interlochen this summer that I’m considering offering something special for a small group of participants this Winter (stay tuned!). In the meantime, I have a few one-on-one songwriting spots available for the Fall if you’re interested in starting or finishing some songs and getting helpful & kind feedback (either in person or over Skype). I’d LOVE to hear what you’re working on!

Much love & peace,

P.S.: There are also shows coming up in Seattle, Virginia and in Illinois in early 2014 including a special show at my hometown venue, EvanstonSPACE, in mid-January so stay tuned for more details on that! xoxo