Claire Heywood

  • Colorado
Grant Season: 
  • 2022
Claire Heywood


Claire Heywood is a lyric-focused songwriter whose evocative, imagistic music has been featured on CPR News, 105.5 The Colorado Sound, KTCL 93.3, and Colorado Public Radio’s Indie 102.3. Influences range from Rilo Kiley to Sharon van Etten and Lucinda Williams.

​”Heywood’s casually charismatic delivery is reminiscent of a less angsty Courtney Barnett, but her brassy and mature vibrato sets her apart.’ – Two Story Melody

After playing solo sets for small listening audiences alongside poets, comedians, and writers in Denver for several years, Heywood self-released an EP titled “The Wind, It Howls” in March 2019.

In 2020, Heywood released three singles: “Python,” “Letter Day,” and “I Won’t Resign My Love For That Old Dream.”

Heywood is currently recording songs with her band and producer Matt Hoffman, written from 2020-2022 with a release date TBD.