Heidi Serwer 9


Chicago US   Jan 2014


Artist Bio

Influences:   Laura Marling, Iron & Wine, Elliott Smith, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sufjan Stevens, Stephen Malkmus, Wilco

Hello from Chicago! (Kept this in from my 2020 profile: February in our town is pretty miserable-- snow, potholes, limited daylight hours-- so FAWM is a great way to turn lemons into lemonade.) Hooray for February! I’ve been looking forward to this month since summer when it was clear that Covid-19 was going to keep us home all winter. What better to do with this time than to create new music?

About me: I’m a mom, a wife, a dog owner, a technology business analyst, a music fan, a lover of avocados, an only child, a mediocre guitar player, and an occasional songwriter.

I haven’t been motivated to write much over the past couple of years and hope that forcing myself to dedicate a little time every day this month will spark that creative passion again. Most of my songs have just a few chords and I'm on the fence about bridges. I’m open to collaborations and love honest feedback. That’s how we improve, right?

I've got two EPs out with many songs written during FAWM:

Stranger (2014): https://open.spotify.com/album/63SLRpZe0UkN1RhXeLL1Z2
Let's Talk Awhile (2018): https://open.spotify.com/album/3xJkYLt6THeth4OvtVtnTf

And a few singles on BandCamp: https://heidiserwer.bandcamp.com/

The friends I've made here are just the greatest and I am eager to hear what they create in 2021. I’m also excited to hear music from new FAWMers along the way.

Cheers and let’s do this thing!


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  • @iwilleatyou Mar 2

    Yes, we are suitable replacement for coffee. I'll pitch us to Starbucks. Thanks for the listen!

  • @mckillop  Feb 28

    Hello Heidi - well FAWM is over, but I enjoyed listening to your music. Among the best written / performed out here. I've been listening to your other cuts on Bandcamp, well done. Gonna stay tuned to what you are doing. thanks!

  • @estebanlartigue  Feb 27

    Me too i need to do a lot of listening to catch up. I hope this site doesn't self destruct in 2 days since now i want to listen!!

    Yesterday i did the skirmish over night and got like 4-5 late recordings due to that! It was lots of fun and very addictive and i was just sleeping 30 minutes and waiting for the next skirmish topic!

  • @caitlin Feb 24

    I so appreciate your comments on Only Time Will Tell! I'm happy to know the song resonates with you. What a year it's been.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 21

    Hey lovely
    Any chance you could email pine needles to me just to have a little play with. my email is on my profile (i think) but in case its karlharrison25 at hotmail.co.uk

  • @opossum Feb 20

    Dear Heidi,

    Thank you for your kind words on my song about my brief musical career. I was a BOC (Big Opossum on Campus!) But then I fell from grace. Classic tale really. Girls. Drugs. Rock & Roll. But I am happy now. Living in various attics. Scrounging through trash. Crossing roads. You know...Opossum stuff!

    Btw, if you ever need an opossum to live in yer attic jes lemme know!

    Your pal,

  • @adforperu  Feb 17

    Oh nice. Despite loving ITAOTS, i've not listened to anymore NMH songs, and didn't know this song/EP existed - I like it!

  • @adforperu  Feb 11

    Hey, this was the track that reminds me of you a bit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMgVPRLIvnk

  • @estebanlartigue  Feb 11

    thank you for all your comments on my songs!!!
    this has been a great experience!

  • @jike  Feb 10

    Thanks for the heads up on my posts not working.
    Still learning 😀

  • @mckillop  Feb 9

    Thank you for listening to "Need", and for your feedback, much appreciated! I really like your songs and your approach to songwriting!

  • @majordanby  Feb 9

    Thank you. The words came really quickly and were more hymn-like.originally, a praise song. Dan suggested a more universal theme so I change the first two lines of each verse giving a nice feel.

  • @majordanby  Feb 7

    Richard Brautigan‘s In Watermelon Sugar. Sorry typo.

  • @majordanby  Feb 7

    I have only read half the book so far as I got side tracked reading another; Richard Brautigan‘a I Watermelon Sugar. I’ll go back to tweedy now. It is rewarding to write a good line.

  • @shortdan  Feb 7

    Ah Heidi, thanks for your lovely comment on my opener. Glad you liked it! 😊

  • @drivelmonk  Feb 5

    Heyo! Puzzle Holes has a broken link, fyi! Just a friendly heads up.

  • @geoff61 Feb 1

    Thanks for your comment on Damned Heidi 😀

  • @judypie  Feb 1

    Hehe yes, somewhat! Almost 1am here, I should go to bed really so I can get started tomoro 😁

  • @haim  Feb 1

    Have a happy fawm 2021!

  • @johnstaples  Feb 1

    Hello Heidi! So glad to "see" you back again for another round of FAWM! I love your songs and love to hear you sing them!!

  • @adforperu  Jan 31

    Jeez you had me sweating there 😉 it's 2 minutes to FAWM O'clock here! (though I won't actually be doing any FAWMing for another 18 or so hours...)

  • @alyxanderjames  Jan 29

    Heidi, I hope you're back for another FAWM! 😁

  • @adforperu  Jan 10


  • @judypie  Jan 10

    Oh it’s that time of year again when I get to say HI HEIDI! Yassssss! Hope you’re in!