The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire American folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, and blues are all represented as the band brings the back porch to the stage. Featuring Betsy Heron (formerly Green) on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Scott Heron on guitar, banjo and vocals, the duo has been sharing New England stages together since 2016. The two songwriters weave the contemporary with the traditional and meld high energy performances with emotion and finesse.
Betsy, brought up playing country and bluegrass with her family’s band in rural Massachusetts, still plays alongside her three sisters in the band, The Green Sisters. Both Scott and Betsy are members of the quartet, Mama Ain’t Dead. Before that, Scott spent several years in various metal bands touring New England and much of the country. Despite their very different backgrounds in music, the pair still draws from their roots when writing and performing and have found a common love for Americana music.
In August of 2018, Green Heron released their debut album, Folk Heroes. The band is set to follow up Folk Heroes with their second record New Pair of Shoes in July, 2019. The new album will feature ten new tracks of original material that spans the gammut of folk, country and bluegrass. New Pair of Shoes was originally recorded as part of the RPM Challenge — an annual challenge that tasks songwriters to record 10 tracks (or 35 minutes) of original music all within the month of Febraury. It wasn’t until the last day of the month that the duo decided to take up the challenge. Self-produced and self-recorded, the band completed New Pair of Shoes within 12 hours.
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