The Often Herd

Ranging across the boundaries of bluegrass, folk and acoustic roots.
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The Often Herd

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20 Dec 2019, 19:30 – 22:30
The Hearth, The Hearth, Main Rd, Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0NT, UK

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The Often Herd reach beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band is able to pull off their intricately arranged material alongside moments of exciting, spontaneous improvisation. Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) are responsible for penning the band’s vibrant and catchy original music. American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to new heights. The Often Herd released their self-titled debut EP early in 2018 and were Winners of the European Band Contest - La Roche Bluegrass Festival 2018.  Flock to the herd; you won’t be disappointed.  

Maria Wallace (True North Promotions)

"There’s plenty here for both lovers of traditional bluegrass and those with slightly more eclectic tastes. This accomplished collection showcases the growing maturity and versatility of an excellent British band which can range with ease across the boundaries of bluegrass, folk and acoustic roots." - BBN, British Bluegrass Music Association magazine.

Tickets £12.50 / £7.50 (under 19s) from website.

The Hearth Cafe will be open for evening meals from 5.30pm, please book on 01661 853 563

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