2012 was an exciting year for Adrienne Pierce. She recorded a new album (My Heavens), scored a film and even got a Grammy nod. Her song “It’s Your Day” which was featured in two international commercials, made the ballot for Best Song from Audio/Visual.
After traveling to Israel, Alaska and many other places in 2011, Pierce decided to stay put for a while and write and record at home. Most of the music for My Heavens was written and recorded in Los Angeles. In August of 2012 Pierce moved to New York. She recorded vocals in New York and mixed the album with her husband Ari Shine, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As with Oh Deer, Pierce’s 2010 full length album, she co-produced this album with Ari Shine who also recorded the album and plays most of the instruments.
Pierce, whose songs have been heard on TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Veronica Mars and dozens of other shows and movies, has released 3 full length albums (the 4th coming out in 2013), 6 EP’s and two singles. She has played everything from Lilith Fair to The Cavern Club in Liverpool as well as showcases at SXSW, NXNE, CMW and The Toronto International Film Festival. Adrienne has toured with and opened for revered artists (Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Sondre Lerche, The Stereophonics, Jane Siberry, The Finn Brothers), played live on the CBC and the BBC and even had a member of Radiohead compliment her performance after a show in Toronto.
My Heavens was inspired by Buddy Holly, girl groups from the 50’s and 60’s, Peter Gabriel, Ryan Adams and the stars (the ones in the sky).
Adrienne's touring in support of "Oh Deer" began in Norway at Bergenfest alongside artists like Lou Reed and Randy Newman. She has since toured across the US as well as playing dates in her native Canada. The year culminated with a live performance on CBC Radio and shows supporting Frazey Ford and the White Buffalo. Adrienne will release My Heavens in February 2013 and will then begin to across North America.
Rickie Lee Jones