As we again walk into this podcast neighborhood, we want you to know that no matter where you are from, you are welcome here. I’m glad to be your our neighbor. Every daughter, every son, every tribe, and every tongue, in the Spirit of Fred Rogers and the life of welcome that he lived, welcome to the neighborhood.
It’s been a little while since we had a visit to this podcast neighborhood, but I’m so glad to tell you that this week we have guests; singer-songwriter JJ Heller and her husband Dave Heller. In addition to making music together, they also hosted the podcast, INSTRUMENTAL with Dave and JJ Heller.
JJ Heller Bio
At some point in our lives, we all want someone to believe in us, to remind us there is beauty in the world, and to tell us that everything’s going to be ok.
THERE IS A CHILD IN ALL OF US, AND THAT’S WHO JJ HELLER MAKES MUSIC FOR.
JJ writes thoughtful intimate songs that feel like balm for the soul. Her soothing voice and inspiring melodies blend with poignant lyrics to stir the hearts of listeners of all ages.
In 2017 JJ began regularly releasing a new song on the first Friday of each month. It’s a strategy that helped her grow from 800,000 to over 15 million streams per month.
In addition to releasing monthly singles, Heller is busy working on her orchestral I DREAM OF YOU albums, I Dream of You: CALM, JOY, SLEEP, LOVE, and coming this November, I Dream of You: CHRISTMAS.
Few musicians have the privilege to look back on 20 years of full-time music-making, but as far as JJ Heller is concerned, she’s just getting started.
JJ has released covers of Fred Rogers’ music before, and her new single, Neighbor, is a song that I feel Fred Rogers would have strongly resonated with.