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Green Heron music

The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire 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 deliver high energy performances.

Betsy, brought up playing country and rock 'n' roll with her family's band in rural Massachusetts, still plays alongside her three sisters in The Green Sisters. Meanwhile, Scott spent several years in various metal bands touring New England and much of the country before discovering folk and bluegrass. 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.

To date, Green Heron has self-released two albums: Folk Heroes in 2018 and New Pair of Shoes in 2019. The latter of which was originally recorded as part of the RPM Challenge — an annual challenge that tasks songwriters to record 10 tracks of original music all within the month of February. 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.

Throughout their home state of New Hampshire, the duo has been featured in a variety of publications and have made appearances on several television and radio stations including WMUR, NHPR, WKXL, and WSCA. In the summer of 2020, the group was featured on WMUR's New Hampshire Chronicle as part of their Summer Songfest. New Hampshire Magazine featured Green Heron among the Editor's Choice picks for their Best of 2020 issue and Seacoast Edge listed both Folk Heroes and New Pair of Shoes among their best albums of 2018 and 2019 respectively.

The band occasionally performs on stage and records in-studio with a variety of acts throughout New Enlgand. The two founded the Americana quartet Mama Ain't Dead and released their self-titled debut album in September 2019. The pair also play alongside the folk and Irish group The Spain Brothers (formerly of Makem and Spain).

Green Heron has shared the stage with several touring acts including The Del McCoury Band, The Way Down Wanderers, and Them Coulee Boys in world-class venues such as Prescott Park, Club Passim, The Burren, Riverwalk Cafe, Word Barn, and Book and Bar.

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"If there was ever a recipe for treating the 'pandemic blues,' it's listening to the music of Green Heron. Multi-instrumentalists Betsy and Scott Heron … offer a comforting musical stew, featuring ingredients ranging from bluegrass to folk to vintage country. Their pairing of string instruments with beautiful vocal harmonies is uplifting and joyful."
New Hampshire Magazine
"'Folk Heroes' is bluegrass-y bliss. It's a shimmering debut by a youthful pair paving their path of being the next wave of folk heroes … great vocal harmonies, campfire pluckery, and all the reason in the world to keep it in constant rotation as you ease through the day-to-day."
Seacoast Edge
"Betsy and Scott Heron also do it really beautifully, creating an album in a month that holds true to the roots of their chosen genre but still reflects modern times. An album that really deserves your time and a place in your collection."
Folk Horror
Green Heron - Friday 7/10 New Hampshire Chronicle Summer Songfest - 7/10/20 Best of NH 2020 Arts & Culture New Hampshire Magazine - 6/18/20 Album Review - New Pair of Shoes Folk Horror - 4/18/20 In Studio Performance: Green Heron NHPR's The Folk Show - 1/12/20 Green Heron on Granite State Of Mind WKXL - Concord, NH - 1/2/20 2019's 25 best albums from the Seacoast music scene Seacoast EDGE - 12/27/19

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New Pair of Shoes (2019)


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Folk Heroes (2018)


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