Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Since her aunt trained racehorses, ethereal singer/songwriter Heather Duby once dreamed of being a jockey when she grew up. But like a lot of children of the '70s, she discovered the Cure and Joy Division as a teenager. Duby started writing songs; she concentrated on melody and found herself enjoying the task. In 1994, Duby left her humble surroundings of Portland and headed north for Seattle. She focused on having a career in music while attending Evergreen College in Olympia, and it was during these years that Duby met producer Steve Fisk. Upon graduation, she and Fisk readied themselves for Duby's first recording. Post to Wire was issued on Sub Pop in 1999. Two years later, Duby switched up her smoky pop stylings and joined Elemental for the slick electronic effort Symbient. In 2003, Duby returned with Come Across the River. Her first for Sonic Boom, Come Across the River collects some of Duby's most honest lyrics of her career to date.