Green Heron


Green Heron music

The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire American folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, Irish and blues music 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. In July 2019, the band followed up Folk Heroes with their second record New Pair of Shoes. The new album features 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.

Green Heron has performed alongside some amazing acts including The Del McCoury Band, The Way Down Wanderers, Mamma's Marmalade and The Spain Brothers in world-class venues such as Prescott Park, Club Passim, Riverwalk Cafe, Word Barn, and Book and Bar.

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New Pair of Shoes


In February of 2019, we took on the RPM Challenge, an annual songwriter challenge that tasks musicians to record 10 tracks or 35 minutes of original music all within the month of February. While we had the entire month to do so, it wasn't until the last day of the challenge that we decided to go for it. At noon on Thursday, February 28th, we chose ten songs, five written by Betsy and five by Scott, and commenced recording for the next several hours. By midnight, we had a completed album. While we had the album recorded and mixed within less than a day, we decided to take more time to mix it, master it, and give it a proper release. The result of which is our second album, New Pair of Shoes.

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Folk Heroes


We recorded these seven songs while wrapped around an array of microphones in a cozy barn studio in Ashfield, MA on January 21st, 2018. Engineer Tom Mahnken was responsible for engineering, editing, mixing and of course, all the good vibes. With the exception of a single, overdubbed fiddle solo on the title track, all songs were performed and recorded live. We were accompanied by our good friend Adam Schultz whose harmony vocals we enlisted on both In Due Time and Folk Heroes.

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