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Green Heron - Songbook Volume I: Song I Sing With You

Songbook Volume I: Song I Sing With You

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This hand-bound, individually-numbered, and limited run booklet features three original pieces of music written and notated by the band. The music featured in this collection includes two instrumental tunes and one song with lyrics: "Feet on the Floorboards", "Foggy Morning" and "Song I Sing With You". Also included with your purchase is a free download of the full album, Feet on the Floorboards.

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The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, and blues music are all represented as the band brings the back porch to the stage. Featuring Betsy Heron on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Scott Heron on guitar, banjo and vocals, the duo has been sharing New England stages together since 2017. The two songwriters weave the contemporary with the traditional and deliver high energy performances.

Betsy, brought up playing country music 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 and folk music.

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To date, Green Heron has released three albums: Folk Heroes in 2018, New Pair of Shoes in 2019 and Feet on the Floorboards released in 2021.

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's New Hampshire Chronicle as well as NHPR's All Things Considered and The Folk Show. New Hampshire Magazine featured Green Heron among the Editor's Choice picks for their Best of 2020 issue and Seacoast Edge listed Feet on the Floorboards among their best albums of 2021. In 2022, the band was nominated for Best Roots Act for the New England Music Awards.

The band occasionally performs on stage and records in studio with a variety of acts throughout New Enlgand. The two perform as part of the old-time string band Little Wishbone and co-founded the Americana quartet Mama Ain't Dead, subsequently releasing their self-titled debut album in September 2019.

Green Heron has shared the stage with several touring acts including The Del McCoury Band, The Seldom Scene, The Way Down Wanderers, and Them Coulee Boys in world-class venues such as Prescott Park, Belleville Roots Music Series, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Stone Church, Bank of New Hampshire Stage, Club Passim, and Word Barn.


"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's deft, delicate instrumental interplay and inspired harmonies make the case for them as New Hampshire's own Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings."
The Hippo
"Truly natural performers, Green Heron effortlessly embody the look, sound and style of 'old time' American folk, forging a timelessness in their music that can be hard to find in modern performers."
Home Stage
NH Chronicle Summer Songfest: Green Heron WMUR New Hampshire Chronicle - 8/24/2023 Harmony United: Bluegrass Duo Green Heron The Hippo - 1/5/2023 In Studio visit with Green Heron NHPR's The Folk Show - 11/27/2022 Spring is for Folk: Getting to Know Green Heron The Monadnocker - Spring 2022 The best Seacoast music of 2021 Seacoast Edge - 12/27/2021 Summer Music Series: Green Heron Delivers Homespun Bluegrass All Things Considered - NHPR - 8/27/2021 Summer Songfest - Friday 7/10 New Hampshire Chronicle - WMUR - 7/10/20 Best of NH 2020 Arts & Culture New Hampshire Magazine - 6/18/20

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