Green Heron
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Green Heron

Kingston, New Hampshire, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
Duo Folk Bluegrass




"Cubicle Concerts: Green Heron"

"We’re honored to have Green Heron kick off New Hampshire Magazine’s Cubicle Concerts project as they guide us along a path that alternates between a percolating stroll and an all-out breakneck sprint across the American folk landscape." - New Hampshire Magazine

"In Studio Performance: Green Heron"

"NH recording artists Green Heron brought their banjos, fiddle and guitars to NHPR for an in-studio performance on The Folk Show." - New Hampshire Public Radio

"2019's 25 best albums from the Seacoast music scene"

"The follow-up to last year’s shimmering 'Folk Heroes,' Green Heron wasted little time in strapping on a new pair and churning out a fresh batch of gorgeous roots tunes. All hail the mighty Heron’s. Slip into your footwear of choice (new or old), hit play on your new favorite record, and twirl your partner ’round." - Seacoast Edge


Still working on that hot first release.



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 performed alongside several touring acts including The Del McCoury Band, The Way Down Wanderers, and Mamma's Marmalade in world-class venues such as Prescott Park, Club Passim, The Burren, Riverwalk Cafe, Word Barn, and Book and Bar.

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