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Singer-songwriter Heather Aubrey Lloyd is set to captivate audiences at New Spire Arts in Frederick Maryland on Saturday, January 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM. Trading one beat for another, this former Baltimore journalist, and co-frontwoman of the band, ilyAIMY, has emerged as a dynamic solo artist, enchanting listeners with her unique vocals.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, by calling the box office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street. Presented by Key West Productions and sponsored by the Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise (FAME).

For over two decades, Lloyd has crisscrossed the nation, playing a diverse array of venues—from bait shops to clothing-optional resorts—as part of the critically acclaimed ilyAIMY. However, her latest venture into solo work has garnered widespread praise, culminating in her debut studio album, “A Message in the Mess.” Lloyd’s passionate, “sing-me-the-phonebook” alto, accompanied by folk-inspired finger-picked guitar and infused with the influence of Baltimore’s slam poetry scene, has created a sound that defies easy categorization. Described by The Montgomery Caller as “Janis Joplin… and Joni Mitchell blended together,” Lloyd’s musical prowess has not gone unnoticed. “A Message in the Mess” received the Director’s Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, marking the beginning of a slew of accolades, including being a 2018 No Depression Magazine Songwriting Award Finalist, 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival MOST WANTED Artist, 2018 National Women’s Music Festival Emerging Artist, and a 2017 Telluride Troubadour Top 4. In 2019, she secured the Grand Prize for the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award. Lloyd’s multifaceted talents have earned her recognition beyond her solo career, with previous accolades including being a Lilith Fair Talent Search Finalist and ilyAIMY’s repeat wins as Best Contemporary Folk Group/Duo in the Washington Area Music Awards.

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2023-24 season can be found at WeinbergCenter.org.

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