Chase The World // Logan Heftel
Winter With You // Logan Heftel
Logan Heftel is a singer-songwriter, editor and producer currently based in San Francisco, CA.
Logan wrote and performed in a musical-storytelling duo with Taylor Negron from 2007 - 2014, until Taylor's untimely passing on January 10, 2015. Performing as "Satellites: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron," and as "The Band the Bible," the two were seen on stages in New York, LA, and San Francisco. Directed by David Schweizer, they performed at The Barrow Street Theatre, The Throckmorton Theatre, Comedy Central Stage's Sit n' Spin, UnCabaret, The Stand NYC, and The Comedy Store Hollywood.
Off stage, Logan produced the 2016 posthumous George Carlin LP "I Kinda Like it When a Lotta People Die," which debuted at #1 on Billboard Comedy and iTunes. Logan has worked closely with the George Carlin estate as an archivist and producer since 2012. He is the engineer and producer of Kelly Carlin's "Waking From the American Dream" podcast and engineered interviews for The Kelly Carlin Show on Sirius XM with Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, Lewis Black, Jeff Garlin, Aisha Tyler, Paul Reiser, Dave Attell, Kevin Smith and more. When the National Comedy Center acquired the George Carlin archives in 2017, Logan helped produce their preview and permanent Carlin exhibits. He has also recorded the live comedy events at their annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival since 2017, including UnMasked with The Smothers Brothers for Sirius XM. Logan is currently the Senior Editor of Yeardley Smith's true crime podcast "Small Town Dicks," with over 20 million downloads.
As a recording artist, Logan is once again working with Louis Durra on a new album, and the single "The Earth Will Turn Around" is out now. The two previously released "One Day E.P." in 2008. Logan's label The Bible Records was founded in 2014 and the full length album "Acoustic Couch" was released in 2015. In 2016, and in collaboration with Jake Bluenote, The Night Time E.P. was released, featuring Syd Straw's vocals on the opening track "Ithaka," the last song co-written with Taylor Negron. In 2018, Grammy-winning Marvin Etzioni (Lone Justice, Counting Crows, Stephen Stills/Judy Collins) produced "Chase The World," which features Steve Deutsch on bass, MB Gordy on drums, Hayden Heftel on vocals, and Jake Bluenote on banjo. The closing track "Winter With You" has a haunting string arrangement by Eric Gorfain (Fiona Apple, Page and Plant, Sam Phillips). "Chase The World" was recorded by Jake Bluenote, mixed by Mike Poole (Robert Plant, Shawn Colvin, ABC's Nashville) and mastered by Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Prince's "Purple Rain," Carole King's "Tapestry"). Logan's songs have been heard on Sirius XM, KCSN, WBAI, Dan Bern's Radio Bernstein and other internet and FM stations in the US, UK, Australia, South Africa and more.