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Hemma and band as a special guest for the Cactus Blossoms January Residency 2020 at The Turf Club

photo by Sarah Elstran


Hemma comes from a family of singers and has spent the last decade carving her own path as a troubadour in the country and folk tradition. Sometimes with a full band, many times a soloist, Hemma captivates the audience as she paints with a pastoral brush passed down from artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. The band is back in the studio this winter with producer Sean Carey in her native Eau Claire for a follow-up LP to her 2019 EP Tomorrow River.

With training in performance from Phillips Exeter Academy, San Francisco Art Institute, UW-Eau Claire ,

and L'ecole de danse contemporaine in Montreal,

Hebl returned to Minneapolis in 2016 to pursue a

songwriting career. 

She writes original songs that float melodies characterized

by Hymnals and American Country music,

while sustaining a penchant for modernity

in her use of a drum machine and synthesized sounds. Her backing band includes members of Humbird, Field Report, and S. Carey.  

Swedish for 'at home', Hemma practices this craft with deep respect for

the authenticity of the homespun song.

Having grown up in a family of singers,

with whom she recorded 8 albums by the age of 15,

Hemma is at home in the studio, on stage, on tour, and in song.


Born and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, she now splits her time between her hometown and the twin cities,

writing, performing, and recording.   




"Hemma is a talent."

- Dave Schipper, chair of Great River Folk Festival 

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Midwest Music Festival

Pablo Center Eau Claire

Turf Club

Secret Project Robot Brooklyn

The Pourhouse

Aster Cafe

Vieux Carré St Paul

Bryant Lake Bowl

The Warming House 

The Parkway Theater

MSP Airport


Cedar Cultural Center

Moon Palace Books

331 Club

The Root Note

Driftless Books and Music


Ruby Madison

Communication Madison

Ed's No Name Bar winona

Kitty Kat Club

Acadia Cafe

Solsta Records Minneapolis

Castle Rock Bar & Grill 

Driftwood Char Bar

House of Rock Eau Claire

Stones Throw Eau Claire

The Mouse Trap Eau Claire

The Metro eau claire

Kari Wiliams

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Christina Wolff
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Pablo Center, Eau Claire by Christina Wolff
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Kari Williams

Aster Café. Photo by Erik Elstran


The Pourhouse, MPLS 2018. Photo by Kari Williams

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photo by John Behm


photo by John Behm


Kari Williams

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