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Heirloom coming to Nelson’s Friday

Staff reports

With the release of their debut album, “Observations from the Park Bench,” Heirloom has transformed the monotonous into a delight for their listeners.

With their style based in folk but branching heavily into rock, blues and jazz, this new band sweeps you away. They bring this freshness to Nelson’s Java, Spirits and Jazz in Gardnerville Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Heirloom, as a group, was conceived less than a year ago, but the music has been in the works for many years. Shawna Pisciotti (lyricist and vocals) has always had an affinity for singing, beginning in elementary school.

As she began to sing more often, she realized her true enjoyment of music and began to take voice lessons. Eventually she joined a band.

Restless singing other people’s songs, she began writing her own. She also moved to Carson Valley from California.

Patrick Williams (guitars) is a new partner for her. With the help of her manager, Jeremy Cable, she auditioned many musicians and chose Williams because there was an immediate chemistry between the two.

Williams’ appreciation for music also began in elementary school and blossomed later when he realized that music helped hin release daily stress and pressures.

Except for a short stint in guitar classes, Williams taught himself to play many instruments, including steel, string, classical, 12-string and electric guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.

By listening to lots of different music and jamming with friends, Williams has acquired a solid grasp on an eclectic group of styles.

The duo is traveling in Nevada and California promoting their recording.

“We love to play and travel,” said Pisciotti. “It is through these experiences that we collect stories for our music.”

The group will also play tonight at the Fox and Hound, 237 Tramway, top of Kingsbury Grade, 9 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., at Hoss Hogg’s, 2543 Highway 50, Stateline.