52 Portraits 02: Anne Heaton

Do you suffer from increased anxiety at night that makes you wake up thinking “Everything’s f*#ked!”, and then you can’t get back to sleep? We talk about some tools that may help you and so much more in this 52 Portrait Project interview with singer-songwriter and teacher Anne Heaton. We discuss her meditation practice, how her music helped alchemize her depression, and why we sometimes find it difficult to share our whole selves with the some of the people in our lives.


More about Anne:

Singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist Anne Heaton has amassed awards and praise from critics, fellow artists and fans with her songs that are by turns “tender, barbed and spiritual” (Washington Post). Her graceful, vulnerable, and sometimes humorous pop-folk songs have captured audience imaginations for over a decade.

Heaton has played the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair (2010), and was a featured artist on the New York Times Music Podcast. Heaton has played numerous times on NPR and has shared the stage with some of her favorite artists including Sarah McLachlan and jazz drummer Max Roach. In 2012, she was invited to perform on The Cayamo Cruise as part of Winterbloom (featuring Antje Duvekot, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman) with artists such as Keb ‘Mo and The Civil Wars.

Anne is also the Founder of Soul Songs School® - Helping songwriters create their Life's work



This is Anne by her favorite tree in the field where she finds solice outside her house in Ann Arbor, MI.