• By mrsmusic40
  • August 6, 2018





Eddie Heinzelman is an in-demand session musician/sideman who currently plays guitar, mandolin, and sings background vocals with hit songwriter and Country/Americana artist, Radney Foster.

A native of Brookville, IN, Eddie got his first guitar at age 8 and began formal Classical guitar lessons.


  • “My grandma bought me my first guitar, a Harmony from Sears, for Christmas when I was 8. I wanted to be a singing cowboy like Gene Autry, but I also wanted to really learn how to play guitar “right”. There was a music store next to where my mom worked so she signed me up for lessons. She would come home from work, then drive me back the 45 minutes each way, every week. She did that for 8 years until I could drive myself.”

Within just a couple years, his teacher, David Dolata, a Master’s student at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, recognized Eddie’s talent and began grooming him for the college audition process. Until one day, Eddie’s brother brought home the album that would change his entire direction.

  • “When I was 12, my brother came home from school with the album, Led Zeppelin IV, and I was mesmerized from the first note to the last. It spun my head around on my shoulders, I had never heard guitar playing or songs that sounded like that before. I sat in front of the stereo and listened to the entire album 5 times in a row, absorbing every nuance of every note Jimmy Page played. I knew at that very moment that was what I wanted to do – write my own songs, learn improvisation, and play electric guitar”.Eddie’s extensive resume includes performances with a variety of artists, including Jazz legends, Joe Henderson and Norris Turney, Opera star Barbara Daniels, Pop star Tiffany, Broadway star Michelle Pawk, and Contemporary Christian artist, Jason Crabb, as well as a literal “Who’s Who” of Country, Bluegrass, and Americana artists:
    Radney Foster, Darius Rucker, Kelly Willis, Ricky Skaggs, Jack Ingram, Chase Bryant, Larry Gatlin, Billy Yates, Mary Gauthier, Darden Smith, Michael Peterson, Bill Lloyd, Julie Roberts, Vince Gill, Deana Carter, Darryl Worley, Gene Watson, Jeannie Seely, Collin Raye, T. Graham Brown, Jimmy Fortune, Moe Pitney, John Berry, Ty Herndon, Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown, Buddy Jewell, Marty Raybon, Mandy Barnett, Rhonda Vincent, Dailey & Vincent, George Ducas, Danielle Peck, Sunny Sweeney, Trent Tomlinson, Teea Goans, Adam Gregory, Leona Williams, Jimmy Payne, LuLu Roman,  Andy Griggs, Trailer Choir, Tammy Cochran, George Hamilton IV, Jeff Bates, Sherrie Austin, Ray Scott, John Rich, Jeffrey Steele, and Noel Haggard to name only a few!!




Cheryl Cawood Bobbitt is a Singer/Songwriter and Musician playing Acoustic and Bass Guitars, and Upright Bass.

Her roots run deep in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky though she grew up in Covington, Kentucky near the Ohio River. She performed on the Greater Cincinnati Area music scene for many years covering multiple genres.  One of the coolest moments has been getting air play on local Cincinnati radio stations, WNKU and WAIF with the iconic Folk-A-Punk-A-Rock-A-Billy band “The Flock”.  She recorded multiple cuts on their original album ‘Recovering Catholics’.  Hanging out with prolific songwriter David Gilligan inspired her to be more serious about her own songwriting.  Being an active member of the Cincinnati/Dayton NSAI Chapter for several years also brought tons of education and inspiration to become a better writer.  

Jack Saunders of White Cat Studios in Houston is producing her solo CD as we speak.  This endeavor brings collective insight into a very real person and a vivid collection of some of the stories that framed her life. Her thoughts on songwriters who have been influential: “If the lyric writing is good and the music moves my internal life magnet, then my body will probably go into auto-attraction pilot mode, right?!!” 

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