Ditch the Map

Heather Meuleman featuring The Pan Handles

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The greatest adventures in life cannot be scripted, they are lived by those who choose their own path. Ditch the Map is a collection of love stories, murder ballads, and tales of the American West wrapped in bright melodies and rich instrumental swells brought to life by her immensely talented band mates, The Pan Handles, and special guests Charlie Sutton, Philippe Bronchtein, and Bernie Reilly. Heather Meuleman's debut album release comes on the heels of dozens of album credits supporting records from artists across the NW and countless nights closing down bars with her ripping fiddle.

Ditch the Map was recorded and mixed at The Tonic Room by Jason Ringelstetter in Boise, ID. Mastered at The Tonic Room by Chris Parks in Boise, ID. Ditch the Map was produced by Heather Meuleman, Jason Ringelstetter, and Neal Goldberg.

The Pan Handles are: Heather Meuleman - vocals, violin Neal Goldberg - many many guitars, vocals, synthesizer, shaker Bennett Barr - drums

Special Artistic contributions by: Philippe Bronchtein - pedal steel Charlie Sutton - banjo, lap steel Bernie Reilly - Cello, piano, organ Jonathan Warren - bass Ty Clayton - mandolin Cover art - Katie Grone © 2019 Heather Meuleman

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Heather Meuleman

Making music that matters

songwriter/ storyteller

Heather Meuleman is a Boise-based singer-songwriter performing folk songs and murder ballads that study Idaho’s past, the complicated nature of relationships, and the lessons she’s learned along the way. 

Heather is a founding member of Jackalope Saints (PDX) and currently plays fiddle and sings songs with The Pan Handles (BOI). She's opened for national touring acts across the northwest including Joe Pug, Hot Buttered Rum, Layla McCalla, Sierra Hull, Tony Furtado, Shook Twins, and The Talbott Brothers.

She released her debut solo album in September 2019.


Previous events


Heather Meuleman at Treefort Music Fest

The Basque Center, Boise, Idaho

The show can be accessed with Treefort Music Fest wristbands or a $20 admission for the full evening of music at the Basque Center.

Desire Presents: The Pan Handles Play Blood on the Tracks

The Sapphire Room @ Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID

DESIRE presents Blood on the Tracks: Top to Bottom with B-sides & Some of your other Favorite Dylan Tunes

You asked for it, now it’s time to deliver!

Rated 16th greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone, Blood on the Track’s piercing lyrics and majestic songs were written in just two months over the summer of 1974. Brought to you by Neal Goldberg and Heather Meuleman who fronted Dylan’s ‘exotic masterpiece’, Desire, at the Sapphire Room stage last February. Get tangled up in blue with Boise-based folk and blues band – The Pan Handles – for a sing along dinner party you won’t want to miss.

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

$15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door)

Life is sad Life is a bust. All ya can do. Is do what you must. You do what you must do, And ya do it well. We’ll do it for you, At the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel

The Pan Handles

Gypsy, folk, blues and bluegrass are among the genres you’ll hear from the mouths and instruments of these seasoned musicians based right here in the Gem State. The Pan Handles bring original compositions to the stage and work up unique interpretations of some of their favorite artists. They are no strangers to the Sapphire Room stage and have been performing at venues and festivals across the northwest alongside national and international touring artists like Sierra Hull, Jay Cobb Anderson Band, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, Shook Twins, and Trout Steak Revival.



Heather Meuleman CD Release Show featuring The Pan Handles with Edmond Dantes and Charlie Sutton

LED, 1420 W Grove St, Boise, ID

$12 advance. $15 at the door All ages, kiddos 6 and under are free food truck, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase

Fun will be had!


Alive After Five: Low-Fi w/ Heather Meuleman

The Grove PLaza, Boise

Start your Fourth of July celebration a little earlier this year with headliner low-fi and open act, Heather Meuleman. Alternative indie rock straight out of Boise, and working on their new EP called “Mindset”, low-fi plays a smooth melodic style of alternative rock with elements of folk, progressive rock and funk mixed in. Josh, Todd, Kevin and Fernando mix it up in a way that has attracted fans since 2007. Low-fi’s music has been featured on CW television and Showtime. Look for the new EP out later this year. https://www.facebook.com/lowfimusic/

Heather Meuleman is a Boise-based singer-songwriter of folksongs and murder ballads that study Idaho’s past, the complicated nature of relationships, and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Heather says she enjoys making music that matters and has opened for national touring acts like Joe Pug and The Talbott Brothers. https://www.facebook.com/HeatherMeulemanMusic/


Hot Buttered Rum w/ Heather Meuleman and Neal Goldberg

The Olympic Venue, Boise

Hot Buttered Rum Heather Meuleman & Neal Goldberg) THE OLYMPIC VENUE $12 adv / $15 door 7pm 21+

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