Red Herring is knee deep in the roots tradition, while firmly rooted in modern times. Whether it be folk, bluegrass, country, or americana, the Herrings can make their home in any of these styles. Red Herring shares musical stories, age-old traditional tunes, original compositions, flaming improvized solo breaks, intense vocal harmonies, and an open and honest atmosphere in which audience members can feel free to be emotionally moved or just have fun.
What started out in 2012 as a duo with Arthur Deighton (Deighton Family Band, Kids on the Mountain) and Joram Peeters (Meilof, Throat Wobbler Mangrove) quickly became a trio after they asked Loes van Schaijk (Waterflow, Lucy & The Man) to be a guest musician on their first studio album, The Mountain Valley Sessions (2013).
At the time of their second album, Live At Volver (2014), the three musicians and their instruments—including an 1.80 meters long double bass and a 2 metres tall fiddle player—got around in a Ford Focus. But who would have thought that they would be able to fit a fourth multi-instrumentalist into that car? As had happened with Loes before him, Dutch bluegrass legend Paul van Vlodrop (who has shared the stage with the likes of Byron Berline, Bill Keith, and Vince Gill in his 40 year track record as a musician) was originally hired as a guest musician for Red Herring’s third album Here To Distract You (expected: September 2017) but decided to stick around. Now that’s what you call a good catch, right?