The Often Herd
The Often Herd
Bluegrass band The Often Herd transcend the traditional boundaries of the genre. Although they might resemble an American string band, complete with driving energy, tight vocal harmonies and dazzling instrumental interplay, their vibrant, transatlantic sound is deeply coloured by their surroundings; the striking natural and industrial landscapes of Northern England. This unique approach won them the title of “Best European Bluegrass Band 2018” at the prestigious La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France.
The Often Herd enjoyed a jam packed Summer of festivals including The Long Road, Folk By The Oak, Underneath The Stars, Priddy, Ely, Broadstairs, Purbeck, Crossover, Didmarton Bluegrass, Filey Americana, The Magpies Festival, Ripon International Festival, The British Country Music Festival and more! They have also previously performed at Moseley Folk Festival, The Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Americana Week, Trafaria International Bluegrass Festival and the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble. Their debut album Where The Big Lamp Lamp Shines was released in June 2022, recorded with producer Tom Moore (Slow Worm Records, Moore Moss Rutter).
“Traditional, inventive, tight and sharp… for those who think they don’t like bluegrass this could be the point they change their minds.” (FolkWords).
“A band with some serious talent and a bright future […] the combination of virtuosity, enthusiasm, willingness to push boundaries and above all great songs and playing is a winning one.” (MAVERICK).