Turn Me Upside Down
RL has built a name for himself for the better part of the last decade, bringing his encyclopedic knowledge of funk, soul, country, and all points ROCK to beloved records by esteemed regional acts La Push, Staxx Brothers, Cracker Factory, and his current outfit Flowmotion. Having established himself as not just a first rank session player, but a charismatic and self assured sideman in so many projects, it's refreshing to experience the songs RL Heyer has been developing over the last decade as he balances his own songwriting craft with the gift of virtuosity. - Dylan Van Keef On The RL Heyer Trio's debut album, Turn Me Upside Down, featuring Flowmotion's rock solid section, Scott Goodwin (Beecraft) and journeyman Eric Bryson (Left Hand Smoke), the ensemble makes great use of the rock trio, giving RL plenty of room move comfortably between role of front man, and in a more understated fashion, guitar hero. His under the radar talent for balancing the chops of lead vocalist, axeman, and songsmith has never shown so brightly as in his work on the radio ready 'Always Waiting,' a tune that demonstrates both his wisdom as a collaborator and his solitary vision. This song cycle now over a decade in the making years, owes much to the excellent contributions of Goodwin & Bryson, but all the more to RL as you'll discover in RL's postcards from the edge, a survivor who fought the darkness to reach us in his finest hour. And in return Turn Me Upside Down offers something even more rare in American life, a second act. Preview key tracks from the album now at myspace.com/rlheyer. Another quote from Dylan Van Keef RL Heyer is a force of nature. In his younger days he plundered the innocence of every riff and quiet ocean side town with the Poseidon like gusto of the Rock gods of yore (and he has the scars to prove it). Now in the August of his youth RL has settled into the role of respectable pillar of his own music community, blessing bands like The Staxx Brothers, Flowmotion, and Cracker Factory with some of their most adventurous moments. That's why after watching (from a safe distance) as RL Heyer set so many roofs on fire, for so many other people's projects, it's fresh to hear his story told in his words. For he is of the school that he can't help but tell the truth on every song even if he's lying; a human mirror ball; an old Roman Candle, a god damn pirate steering his own ship, with two accomplices of his equal ready to rip your goddamn heart out.