Herrick
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Herrick

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Alternative Country

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Apr
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Herrick @ www.Herricklive.com for all dates

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Jul
05
Herrick @ The Pine Street Saloon

Paso Robles, California, United States

Paso Robles, California, United States

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"Herrick - Pain In My Heart"

Feature in April - May 2014 issue - Relix Magazine


"Herrick is an exceptional live act that just also happen to be great songwriters...Airplay Direct"

"Herrick is an exceptional live act that just also happen to be great songwriters... a very rare combination. Their hard-work, grit and determination are starting to pay big dividends in the way of industry attention and opportunities. We expect to see big things for this act."
- - Robert Weingartz, CEO, Airplay Direct


"Rafter lifting vocals tempered with some teasing moans left over from Saturday night - The Alternative Root Magazine"

The quality in the delivery of lead vocalist Donna, of Herrick, comes very close to Country Pop. Luckily, the lady knows how to keep an eye on her date and the Roots sound of the band drive ‘New Dance’ with soul, country and rock moves.
“Heaven Don’t Let Me Down” has rafter lifting vocals tempered with some teasing moans left over from Saturday night.
That middle ground between polish and grit is a well- traveled path for Herrick. Grooves blow like the wind that stirs the spirits around on “Hangmen Hill” and move between sway and stomp in “Hey Savanna”, as the track trades lead vocals growls with guitar bites.
Herrick rock their country and leave a lot of the natural country feel of blue-eyed soul and soulful blues in place and noticeable.
To Read the review and a Limited time free download of "Do You Love Me"

By: Danny McCloskey
- The Alternative Root Magazine


"Rafter lifting vocals tempered with some teasing moans left over from Saturday night - The Alternative Root Magazine"

The quality in the delivery of lead vocalist Donna, of Herrick, comes very close to Country Pop. Luckily, the lady knows how to keep an eye on her date and the Roots sound of the band drive ‘New Dance’ with soul, country and rock moves.
“Heaven Don’t Let Me Down” has rafter lifting vocals tempered with some teasing moans left over from Saturday night.
That middle ground between polish and grit is a well- traveled path for Herrick. Grooves blow like the wind that stirs the spirits around on “Hangmen Hill” and move between sway and stomp in “Hey Savanna”, as the track trades lead vocals growls with guitar bites.
Herrick rock their country and leave a lot of the natural country feel of blue-eyed soul and soulful blues in place and noticeable.
To Read the review and a Limited time free download of "Do You Love Me"

By: Danny McCloskey
- The Alternative Root Magazine


"A musical style that breaks from the country mold to forge a direction all the lineup's own! - Nashville Country Music Examiner"

"The group's intricate harmonies are the icing on the cake, if you will, of a sound that merges "the best of folk, rock, blues and country." The result thereof is a musical style that breaks from the country mold to forge a direction all the lineup's own." - Nashville Country Music Examiner


"IWANTJAM places the spotlight on HERRICK - iWantJam"

When you're trying to describe a band who doesn't necessarily fit in one genre, has been together for years doing phenomenal things that other bands and artists only dream about, and the band is so tightly in sync that creativity and extraordinary musical ideas just seem to flow to you like a leaf on the edge of a lake, then you've come close to accurately identifying the musical genius of Herrick.

Herrick is comprised of four members who have known each other for many years while growing up in Spokane, Washington. In fact, members (and spouses) Donna and Kerry Herrick met on a blind date in junior high and married in high school. Donna is on vocals, and plays the mandolin and guitar, while hubby Kerry plays the bass and lends his vocal talents to the group as well. The remaining members are Jefferson Rogers (guitar, lap steel, banjo) and Jeff Bradshaw (drums and percussion). With Intricate harmonies and a distinctive sound that combines the best of folk, rock, blues, and country, Herrick shatters the current country music mold, creating a path for it to observe what a real one of a kind band does. Writing their own music, they've managed to impress the masses, while remaining true to their core values and themselves. The foursome has already been selected to open for acts like Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr., the Zac Brown Band, and Miranda Lambert, just to name a few.

Herrick loves touring as it gives them an opportunity for music lovers to see just what they're bringing. Performing live is a serious task for the band, and they confidently state that each member of the group can burn his or her instrument down to the ground when it comes time to perform. They are all respected as top notch musicians who are serious about giving everything they have to their fans. What's even more surprising is that the group has accomplished it all without a record deal. The band's latest album, "New Deal", won the 2012 IMA award for best country song for "Cry Memphis". Donna could sing a song acapella with her powerful voice and great vocal range and get a standing ovation. But when you listen to her feisty vocals or tender singing backed by her own playing and that of other group members, you know you're dealing with true talent.

Donna Herrick is quick to give praise to her counterparts, confidently stating that "Jefferson is one of the best guitarists in Nashville or anywhere else for that matter. He's definitely a keeper! Jeff is new to the band. Jefferson brought him in recently and we could immediately see why. The two were in a band together in college. She continued, "Our music distinguishes us from other artists. Our sound is not the usual "Country" sound out of Nashville. I really think it is in part due to our wide span of musical influences. But also, we have to give credit to the love we have to create a song that stands on its own, and that's not just a copy of something that is already out there. Where's the fun in that? There are not many female fronted Country bands out there either."

As far as fan support is concerned, Donna says, "New Dance has been a real accomplishment for us. It took 3 years and we re-cut the album four times! Life just kept getting in the way with touring, new producers, band changes, studio changes, and new music. Everything got in the way that you would ever think possible. We kept writing new songs and replacing old songs, so there were too many to choose from. We had no label deal, so it was up to us to get the job done. And with no budget, that's not an easy task. We were one of the first Country bands in Nashville to use Kickstarter. Our fans stepped in and paid to finish the album. We were so excited (and still are) that we can say our fans wanted it that bad! Everyone thinks that their fans are the best, but ours really are!

Live web streaming portal iWantJam recently published the latest installment into its 'Artist Spolight' series on Country band Herrick:
http://www.iwantjam.com/artist/HERRICK
- iWantJam


"HERRICK'S "NEW DANCE" IS MIGHTY REFRESHING STUFF - Strum Magazine"

There has been no shortage of female artists with powerful voices in country music. Now, you can add Donna Herrick to a list that includes such artists as Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Dolly Parton. Herrick also includes Kerry Herrick, Jefferson Rogers and Zach Ballard, all of which are great musicians and add to Herrick’s unique sound. However, it’s Donna’s vocals that manage to set Herrick’s music from other bands. With the release of the CD, “New Dance,” Herrick has established itself as a high-energy band that’s very diverse. The CD has a combination of country, classic rock and R&B that is very refreshing. This is one of the CDs you can just play all the way through, and listen to over and over again.

It’s been almost three years since I first heard “Walk a Mile.” It still remains one of my favorites, and I’m glad the band decided to use the story to make it the first track on the CD. It sets the tone for the entire album and gives a new listener a sneak preview of the range of Donna’s voice.

Herrick’s new single, “Do You Love Me,” is a story to which many couples can unfortunately relate – staying in a relationship and going through the motions, while wondering if the other person’s feelings for them has changed. It’s a familiar story, but the vocals on this song make it heartbreaking when Donna pleads, “Do you love me/Baby, I just gotta know/Do you love me, do you love me/If you don’t, then let me go.”

I also love the superb instrumentation in “Do You Love Me”. It just feels like the addition of a mandolin on the song makes the sound complete.

Another of my favorite songs is “Drive,” which talks about wanting to back to the hometown. Donna sings, “Sometimes I miss my hometown/I know my friends are still around/I’d like to go back there again.” The lyrics and music of this song just seem so haunting and reflective that it’s hard not to think about where you’re from while listening. The description of the town in the song paints a peaceful image, and it’s seems that going back would provide the perfect remedy for the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced life.

When I listen to a CD, I like to hear unique songs or at least a new perspective on an old idea. There’s a lot of that on this CD, but one of the best songs is “Satan and Grandma.” It’s one of those titles that catches your eye when you look at the track listing. I know I was very curious about this song. It’s actually a sweet song that tells the story of a woman’s faith. Donna sings, “He tried his best to test her faith/When he put grandpa in his grave/And he talked my grandma into blamin’ herself/ Yeah, Satan knew my grandma well.”

This a complete album that is sure to satisfy most musical tastes. Through strong vocals, great music, and emotional lyrics, Herrick has released a winner. - Strum Magazine


"A Triple Threat - Today's Country Magazine"

"Herrick continues to grip music fans and industry professionals alike with a dynamic live show combined with compelling songwriting and comprehensive instrumentation, posing a triple threat affair that has established the band with a stronghold on the touring circuit."
- Today's Country Magazine


"Captivating! Music Row Magazine"

"I like it, I like it. Cool, moody, minor-key tune and a dramatic, girl-gone-wrong lyric. Donnas' lead vocal is supported by the band's ultra-haunting harmonies. Captivating!"
Robert K. Oermann, - Music Row Magazine


"The next great female voice of this generation in Donna Herrick...Billboard Magazine"

"Sometimes - given the high volume of CD's that pass across my desk, it's tough to get anything on the first listen. You typically have to go back, and listen to a disc a few times before you realize whether you 'get' the act or not. I only needed one listen to tell you that Herrick is the real deal, and may very well contain the next great female voice of this generation in
Donna Herrick...
- Chuck Dauphin, - Billboard Magazine


"Herrick is what country music needs today!"

"...I feel very fortunate to have the honor of knowing Herrick. When I first met them, I was a D.J. for this
station and they were performing with Kenny Chesney at one of our sponsored events. I was very impressed with their vocal originality
and their ability to deliver a believable performance.
And their songs! Herrick is what country music needs today!"
T.C. (Tim Cotter), Program Director; Citadel Communications Corporation
- Citadel Communications Corporation


"HERRICK"

"...I have seen many groups in the Northwest, but when I heard and saw "Herrick" I hadn't and haven't since seen a group with such
boundless talent and originality! From the first song, I was hooked!"
Paul Neauman, Program Director KIX 96 KNFR; Clear Channel Corp


- Paul Neauman, Program Director - KIX 96 KNFR; Clear Channel Corp


"Herrick: By Kenita Vanderslice"

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke to this marvelous new group, Herrick. Their music is full of notes from the heart. This is one group that we all need to be watching for in the real near future! They have the guts that it takes to make it to the top on their own merit! When radio hears this group, Herrick, we will all know their name as they fly up the charts! I look forward to hearing Herrick for a long time. Their new untitled CD is in the works with only four tracks, but these four tracks are something to hear.

Kenita (CIO) - Tell me a little bit about your music.
Kevin - We started out singing Southern Gospel. We did that for quite a while.
Kerry - We enjoy doing accapela; all the cool stuff!
Donna - For me, I enjoy the idea that we write and produce our own music. The music is going to be a part of us! That way, we know it is our music done our way. If we succeed, that is wonderful; if not, this is our music and we are doing what we love. This is who we are. It is always better to be honest and be true to yourself. What goes around, comes around. It is scary putting your heart out, but it is a good thing to be true to yourself!
Kevin - We lay it out with no excuses. What you hear is what you get!

Kenita (CIO) - What is your favorite song to sing?
Kerry- My favorite song to sing is "Pilgrim", by Kris Kristofferson. You will never hear me sing this song live. I sing it all the time, but never live. He is such a poet! Some of his songs, Silver Tongue Devil and I, and Bobby McGee. There is nothing better than hearing a song from the source. We really respect writers. That person as he is standing up in front of an audience sometimes for the first time singing his heart out. At times, it is full of raw emotions that they have usually felt or lived at one time in their life.
Kevin- Freedom by Herrick. Our retail inspired song. I worked retail for a while. If retail is not your gig, you are just wasting time. You are making money but that is it!
Donna - Your love by Herrick is my favorite to sing. I wrote that for Kerry. Vocally for me, it is more fun than any of them.

Kenita (CIO) - What is your favorite song to sing that you perform?
Kevin - My favorite song to sing is one of our songs that we wrote called, Cry Memphis. I like the arrangement, the acoustics, and the earthy way the song builds vocally within its own elements. I am into the bluegrass stuff.
Kerry - The Classics - no one else does them the way we do. We always do them the Herrick way. It is so much fun to do that!
Donna - I love to perform songs that are vocally challenging. Songs that stretch me. A lot of our songs do that, but I would have to say Pat Benatars song, Fire and Ice.

Kenita (CIO) - Has the Internet given you more opportunities as an Indie artist?
Donna - There is much more opportunities for Indie artists because of the Internet! We have had over 300,000 hits to our web site in the four years that it has been on the net. It has been great for us to get to know our fans!
Kerry - Without the Internet, I cannot image how hard it would be. Also, in many ways, the Internet is free. It is all about getting our music out! That is what is cool about our website; it gets our music to the public.
Donna - You can get immediate response from people. When you write a song and they upload it...people listen and you know right away if you have a keeper.
Kevin - You know right away to keep it in the show.

Kenita (CIO) - Do you have any interesting plans for the near future?
Donna - Lots of great things are happening! We are meeting such great people in Nashville that believe in us and are welling to help.
Kerry - Also, we are getting to write with a bunch of great writers. We are close to getting our deal. Lets put it this way, we can see it and feel it. We are almost there. We have done this for years. It is never easy, always honing your craft! Just when you think you know it all. Here comes The graduation of hard knocks!
Donna - A lot of wonderful things are going on for us right now. We just cant name names at this time.
Kerry - Hit the road, go sing!

Kenita (CIO) What is your favorite food?
Kevin - My favorite foods are black-eyed peas, turnip greens, and cornbread.
Kerry - Steak and potatoes is my choice for a meal. I can eat beef everyday for the rest of my life. I recently discovered barbecue from the pit. Also, I prefer to eat beef that has been fed grain.
Donna - Pizza!

Kenita (CIO) - Tell me about your hobbies.
Kevin I enjoy hunting squirrel, deer; back home in Washington I would hunt mule deer and elk. Also, I enjoy golfing.
Kerry - Playing basketball is my hobby. Really, I do not have the time that I used to. I saw Tim McGraw one time playing basketball. I would love to take him on in a game of one - on - one!
Donna - I eat sleep and breathe music.

This marvelous new country group has roots from my home state of Arkansas. I believe that Donna has the voice of a southern angel as she re - CountryInterviewsOnline.net


Discography

 - Album:  "New Dance"                                                                                                                                                                                       - Album Ep: "Herrick Live" Ep

-  Radio Single "Pain In My Heart" Highest Charting Position #67
 - Radio Single "Do You Love Me" Highest Charting Position #70                                                                                                                    - Cry Memphis - Radio Single - Received National Airplay.- US Markets. iTunes - highest Charting Position #50

 - Telly Award for Music Video "Do You Love Me"
 - 3 AMA Nominations - Best Group - Album of the Year - Emerging Artist
 - IMA Country Song Of The Year
 - SMA Country Group of the year
 - Video "Do You Love Me"  Played on  CMT- GAC 
- International Acoustic Group of the year

www.Herricklive.com - over 1,000,000 unique visitors
www.Reverbnation.com/Herrick - #1 on the Nashville Charts - #10 Nationally - #16 Globally  

HERRICK NATION FAN CLUB - 81,701 Members Strong
www.facebook.com/HerrickBand  18,437 Fans and Friends                                                                   www.Twitter.com/HerrickBand - 10,664 Fans                                                                www.Youtube.com/Herricklive - 281,926 Views                                                                                       www.Myspace.com/Herricklive - 60,725 Fans                                                                     


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HERRICK IS:
Donna Herrick - Lead Vocal, Mandolin
Kerry Herrick - Vocal, Bass
Jefferson Rogers - Lead Guitar, Lap Steel, Banjo
Jeff Bradshaw - Drums, Percussion

Albums 
- Album:  "New Dance"
- Album Ep: "Herrick Live" Ep 

National Airplay - iTunes
- Radio Single "Pain In My Heart" Highest Charting Position #67
- Radio Single "Do You Love Me" Highest Charting Position #18
- Radio Single "Cry Memphis" Highest Charting Position #50 - iTunes  

Awards
 - Telly Award for Music Video "Do You Love Me"
 - 3 AMA Nominations - Best Group - Album of the Year - Emerging Artist
 - IMA Country Song Of The Year 
 - SMA Country Group of the year
 - Video "Do You Love Me"  Played on  CMT- GAC 
- International Acoustic Group of the year

www.Herricklive.com - over 1,000,000 unique visitors
www.Reverbnation.com/Herrick - #1 on the Nashville Charts - #10 Nationally - #16 Globally  

HERRICK NATION FAN CLUB - 81,701 Members Strong
www.facebook.com/HerrickBand  20,437 Fans and Friends                                                                 www.Twitter.com/HerrickBand - 15,664 Fans

 www.Youtube.com/Herricklive - 2000 Subscribers                                                                                       www.Myspace.com/Herricklive - 60,725 Fans                                                                     


 When Herrick take the stage you see them  and the spell is complete. You see them where they truly belong - where they are meant to be. Donna's pioneering vocal, a kind of audible kiss, a blurted confession backed by a fierce mandolin. Jefferson's master guitar sounds, Kerry's legendary bass beats combined with his tight harmony blend. Bradshaw's magnificent wash of drums and cymbals full of passion. All of this through a dizzying, hour-long crescendo until the final band hit. - See more at: http://www.herricklive.com/digitalpromo.html