Trick Pony Vocalist Schedules Surgery

Trick Pony’s Heidi Newfield will undergo vocal cord surgery later this month in Nashville. “I have been dealing with the limitations and frustrations of throat problems for long enough,” Newfield says. “After years of singing multiple sets every night and singing over inadequate sound systems, this is a good time to go in and simply solve those problems.” Dr. Robert Ossoff, director of the Vanderbilt Voice Clinic, will perform the surgery. Well known in medical and musical circles alike, Ossoff has previously treated numerous celebrities including Faith Hill, Kathy Mattea and Patty Loveless. Trick Pony is rescheduling some tour dates although Newfield emphasizes that no shows are being cancelled. “I am confident that given the proper time to heal, I will be back out there singing better and stronger than ever.” 1/15/03