Free concert at MARC

By Carter Pape

The Times-Independent

Nomadic musician and author Heather Hoeksema is passing through Moab and will present some of her work for free over the weekend.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Hoeksema will perform a musical event at Gallery Moab based on her recently released album “Rode Show.” The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and be in the form of black box theater, which features a flexible and interactive stage setup.

Rode Show is an acoustic album performed by Hoeksema on the guitar and vocally. “Recently produced in Nashville, ‘Rode Show’ includes a series of songs that evolved during my nomadic travels around the country,” Hoeksema said to describe the album.

On Sunday, Feb. 24, Hoeksema will sign copies of her book “Flash Light: 9 Girls’ Stories for Grown Ups,” and reading some of the short stories she presents in the book. The event will take place at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

“‘Flash Light’ is a series of short stories, written in the genre of children’s stories, but for adults,” Hoeksema told The Times-Independent. “It includes archetypal characters of all ages, and political allegory for the insightful listener.”

Hoeksema said she visited Moab last year and “loved it.” She is working on a documentary about “the story of natural architecture and singing.”

“The natural arches in Arches National Park are a perfect example of the ideology that will be presented in my final documentary work,” Hoeksema said.

Hoeksema says her work explores “the archetypal intersections between multiple media of communicative expression, essentially integrating all five senses into holistic sensory experience – physiologically.”

Read more about Hoeksema’s work on her website,