Concerts are held at 7 p.m. on Saturdays in the performance space at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis.
UUI is located at 615 W. 43rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208, just south of Butler University.Directions
Tickets are $10 at the door (unless otherwise indicated)
or $5 with student ID. Age 12 and under are free.
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Since 2001, the Indy Folk Series has presented a wide array of acoustic music genres, including Americana, Roots, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriters, Celtic, Jazz and Swing. Each season brings established national and regional touring acts as well as emerging local performers. Come see why the Indy Folk Series is the premiere listening room venue for acoustic music in Indianapolis!
Indy Folk Series | 615 W. 43rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 | IndyFolkSeries(at)gmail.com
When listeners describe singer-songwriter Heather Styka as an “old soul,” the term applies to more than the wisdom beyond her years in her writing. Styka’s tunes have a vintage familiarity that draws inspiration from folk and Tin Pan Alley sounds, but the vivid images of her lyrics render her songs as as fresh, smart, and unexpected as they are hummable. Also a poet and writer, Styka crafts songs that analyze moments, places, time, changes, solitude, relationships, and community. In addition to numerous songwriting awards, her 2011 release Lifeboats for Atlantis received critical praise, hitting #3 on the national FOLK-DJ charts. With a distinctive guitar style and a pure, soulful voice, Styka’s performances feel as candid as late night conversation and as comfortable as coming home.
Styka originally hails from Chicago, where she started writing and performing at fourteen. She spent the subsequent decade performing in the Chicago area, and after her 2011 release Lifeboats for Atlantis brought her to national attention, throughout the Midwest and Northeast. In the spring of 2013, Styka uprooted and moved to Portland, Maine, where she quickly became part of New England’s folk and Americana scene. The songs of Styka’s upcoming record, While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet, reflect the surroundings of her new home state, conjuring images of fields, forests, and ocean, amidst the changing of the seasons and the passage of time.
Styka’s ability to connect with listeners has earned her a number of songwriting awards, including first place in the Big Top Chautauqua Songwriting Competition (2009) and second place in the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest (2012). She was selected for official juried showcases at the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) and Folk Alliance International (FAI) conferences. Styka has also been a featured guest on WFMT's "Sweet Folk Chicago" and on Tom May's nationally syndicated "River City Folk.”
With training both as a poet and an actor, Heather Styka is equal parts wordsmith and performer. Styka’s live performances are marked by her sincere authenticity — there’s no difference between the cheery young Midwesterner before and after she gets on stage. Colored by a quirky and confessional sense of humor, Styka’s shows feel as playful as they are intimate. When she’s not home in Maine, you can find Heather Styka traveling the roads with curiosity, wanderlust, a sunny persistence, stories, and songs in tow. Styka’s forthcoming album While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet is due to be released in the summer of 2014.