Capt. Heather Crosse, the “River Otter,” has been tracking the legendary Rougarou across the Deep South for over 40 years from her Red River homeland in the heart of Louisiana, to the Ouachita River Basin in Arkansas, and finally into the big muddy Queen of Rivers herself, the Mighty Mississippi! She is a true swamp chile adventurer of Atchafalaya Headwaters, the biggest swamp river in North America, and is sometimes spotted wearing Spanish moss in her hair! Red River Otter is hands-on when it comes to paddling, swimming, hiking, camping, cooking, and any youth programming and education. Heather moved to Clarksdale, MS., home of the famous “Blues Crossroads,” in 2008 to pursue her musical passions near the big river. She is a singer, songwriter, bass player, music teacher, and band leader for local soul blues band “Heavy Suga’ & The SweeTones. After many years of fulfilling her musical dreams backing her Blues mentors Capt. Crosse became a recording artist for Ruf Records, German Blues label, releasing her debut solo album, Heather Crosse “Groovin’ At The Crosse Roads” and touring Europe with Ruf’s Blues Caravan 2015-Girls With Guitars. Heather has also toured Mexico, Canada, Norway, Australia and Brazil representing Clarksdale sharing her musical legacy with the world, and is now exploring creative routes for her next musical production in between river trips, canoe construction, and community work with her soulmate and fiancé, “Driftwood” John Ruskey.
Record Label: Rufrecords.de