Eric Heigle ’02 Wins Grammy
Eric Heigle, a Class of 2002 Blue Jay, won a Grammy for best regional roots music album with the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ album titled “Kalenda.” Heigle and his fellow Ramblers heard the announcement on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Heigle, who after receiving his Grammy was the last to speak, kept his remarks brief. “Papa Kev, I know you’re watching. Thank you, Dad,” he said, referencing another Blue Jay graduate, his father, Kevin Heigle ’69.
After graduating from Jesuit, Eric was enrolled in Loyola University’s music industries studies program but left to tour with the now-defunct band Ellipsis. His success with the band earned him a spot on the Gambit‘s “40 under 40” list in 2009 at the age of 25. In the Gambit interview Heigle was quoted saying, “[In college] I wanted to be in the music industry as opposed to studying the music industry, so I just went out and did it.”
Heigle returned home to earn a psychology degree from the University of New Orleans in 2008. In his spare time, he worked in musical engineering at Tipitina’s, session drumming, and freelance audio engineering. All of his formation through Jesuit, his parents, and work experience led to his current status—a Grammy winner!
Jesuit High School congratulates Eric Heigle ’02 on this great success!