Heather Edwards, lead vocals

Nathan Firth, drums  | vocals

Brandon Kuptz, lead | vocals

Billy Sadler, rhythm | vocals

Tom Shackleford, bass | vocals

All three guitars (Billy Sadler, rhythm & Tom Shackleford, bass) were absolutely in sync with each other — a rarity.  Another real find here is the fact that this whole musical crew has well above average vocals including drummer Nathan Firth — his musical roots run deep. His father, E. T. Firth – Mandolin, Guitar, Fiddle and Vocals — is member of one of Virginia’s finest Bluegrass bands — CODE BLUE.

From the selection of music to the quality of the arrangements, others can learn a lesson (or two) in showmanship from this master bandleader. Talent alone is not enough to perform a live show — you need stage show entertainment. The Heather Edwards Band has all that and then some. 

and the beat goes on ...

 From the minute they took the stage till closing these spectators did what every band craves ­— they paid attention. This live concert is an interactive show that encouraged audience participation. Everyone had the best seat in the house because bandleader, Heather Edwards, is known to roam to your table and sing — she may ask you to sing too.


The magic in Heather’s compelling voice is control. The magic in her show is her connection to “her people.” And she’s got fans. She will even invited them up, while she singing, just so her admirers could get a picture (or two). 

Its not secret that the best bandleaders also have the best pickers. The Heather Edwards Band is no exception.  


The lead guitar was red because it was SMOKING and so was its master — Brandon Kuptz, especially his country rendition of the Diana Ross hit (among others)  "I Will Survive.” This singer songwriter (and former pop singer) is a multi-talented, classy picker who knows his stuff.  

Heather Edwards

Hats off to the leader of lead musical jewels

by Carolina Millie