Heather Lockie of Marshweed is a performer, composer and teaching artist based in Los Angeles. She plays viola, banjo, piano, writes songs, words, makes sounds, paints and likes to observe nature. She is influenced by plants and animals, microtonalism, colors, language, folk music. She has a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from Occidental College and a master’s in Performer/Composer and Integrated Media from CalArts. In Los Angeles, Lockie teaches privately and with Harmony Project.
Lockie has played her own music and toured as a backing musician with international artists such as Fun., Spiritualized, Arthur Lee/LOVE, Eels, as well as with various independent bands including her own projects Marshweed, Banners and Banners, Three Thirds, The Royal US, Listing Ship and Leather Hyman. She has performed at diverse venues, from LACMA, The Museum of Jurassic Technology and The Hammer Museum to larger venues such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, Letterman, Leno, and various DIY spaces throughout America (treehouses, attics, RVs).