Green Heron


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 radio programs including NHPR, WKXL, and WSCA. New Hampshire Magazine hosted the band for the first edition of their Cubicle Concerts series and Seacoast Edge named both Folk Heroes and New Pair of Shoes in their top albums of 2018 and 2019 respectively.

The band occasionally performs on stage and records in-studio with a variety of acts throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The two founded the Americana quartet Mama Ain't Dead and released their self-titled debut album in September of 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.

See what folks are saying about us

"The duo expertly weaves the traditional with the contemporary, combining earthy, bewitching harmonies with bold, fleet-fingered runs."
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
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 Cubicle Concerts: Green Heron New Hampshire Magazine - 9/3/19

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New Pair of Shoes (2019)

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Folk Heroes (2018)

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