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
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
Midwest Music Festival
Pablo Center Eau Claire
Secret Project Robot Brooklyn
Vieux Carré St Paul
Bryant Lake Bowl
The Warming House
The Parkway Theater
Cedar Cultural Center
Moon Palace Books
The Root Note
Driftless Books and Music
Ed's No Name Bar winona
Kitty Kat Club
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
Pablo Center, Eau Claire by Christina Wolff
Aster Café. Photo by Erik Elstran
The Pourhouse, MPLS 2018. Photo by Kari Williams
photo by John Behm
photo by John Behm