Something strange happened in the swamps of south Georgia. Heath McNease grew up in the sticks. He is a nerd turned theatre major turned rapper turned folk singer turned redneck turned nerd all over again. His approach to music is influenced by so many different styles and textures that finding just one genre for him to neatly rest in is impossible. Growing up, his mom gave him The Carpenters, Simon and Garfunkle, and The Beatles. His brothers gave him gangster rap. Classic rock, blues, and folk would eventually collide with his love for hip hop and…yes…musical theatre.
Heath is a fearless lyricist. With his rapid fire, multi-syllabic rhymes, unabashedly honest storytelling, and insanely erratic freestyles onstage…he leaves people feeling like they’ve just connected with a genuine guy. Not a pretender. Not a rock star. Just a guy who loves music. McNease brings a self depricating, ironic awareness to his music that is full of humor, humility, and humanity. His energetic live performances owe just as much to old Broadway musicals as they do to the gritty, sample based vibes of De La Soul, or the playful social commentary of Jerry Seinfeld.